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Family Shows in New York - September 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Family Shows in New York for the month of September 2017

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Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the hilarious Genie on a magic carpet ride you'll never forget. Disney's Tony-winning adaptation of their 1992 movie is Broadway's biggest family musical, packing in romance and adventure, and all the classic songs from the film. More info

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Forget Dorothy, the juiciest tale from the land of Oz concerns the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friendship with Glinda The Good Witch. Featuring more iconic numbers than you can nod your witches hat to ('Defying Gravity', 'Popular'), this three-time Tony winner is modern Broadway's biggest original musical and a glorious addition to the Oz mythology. More info

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Hoping to educate us once again, Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to Broadway with a brand-new show! Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is based around bumbling lead character Dewey Finn, the substitute teacher with rock stardom on his mind. When his own efforts to take on the world fail, he turns to his new class, who happen to be more than a little handy when it comes to musical instruments! More info

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One of the city's most unique live experiences, Stomp has been thrilling New York audiences for over twenty years. This ear & eye-popping show consists of a group of eight incredibly talented performers, who create intricate rhythms from everyday household objects, from garbage can lids and zippo lighters, to buckets and hammers. More info

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Broadway's third longest-running show is a thrilling reinvention of the Disney classic. Brought to life by director Julie Taylor, The Lion King on Broadway is an exuberant mix of the songs from the movie, sumptuous costumes and breathtaking puppetry. The winner of the Tony for Best Musical, this how is a must-see for all the family. More info

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One of New York's longest-running shows, the Blue Man Group is a little hard to describe, but we'll give it a go! Take a healthy dose of percussion, mix it in with some vaudeville, a pinch of cutting edge technology, and half a teaspoon of comedy, and you've got... well, the Blue Man Group! Guiding you through this multi-sensory, alternatively amazing and hilarious show are three blue-painted performers, who don't seem to have too much knowledge about life on earth. More info

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Based on the 1997 animated movie, Anastasia brings the story of the young Romanov Princess to Broadway for the first time. Bursting with adventure, romance and memorable songs, Anastasia is set to be the biggest new musical of the season. The starry creative team includes Tony winners Terrence McNally (It's Only a Play) and Darko Tresnjack (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder). More info

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This adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic transfers to Broadway after breaking records on London's West End. Bursting with color, invention and spectacle, this show leads you inside the mysterious Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, where nothing is quite what it seems. More info

: Closes 1st October 2017

The legendary New York City Ballet presents a masterful retelling of the Tchaikovsky-Pepita classic melded with the nuances of George Balanchine's daring one-act version of Swan Lake, deftly brought together under the creative eye of Danish danseur and choreographer Peter Martins. This new full-length production boasts the lucidity, speed and precision that the NYCB is renowned for while keeping elements from the traditional score, culminating in a must-see for first timers and old fans alike! More info

SHOPKINS LIVE

The international toy sensation comes to glorious multi-colored life when it heads out in a brand-new stage show across the country this summer! Originally from Australia, the Shoppies (Jessicake, Bubbleisha and Peppa-Mint) all have to work together to get the Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair in Shopville ready on time! Featuring your favorite characters Lippy Lips and Kooky Cookie as well as shelves full (sorry) of original tunes that the kids can sing along to!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 26, 2017

Count Basie Theatre

Sep 27, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 28, 2017

: Closes 28th September 2017

The New York Phil play John Williams' iconic score live to a screening of the movie. The follow-up to the hugely successful A New Hope, Empire Strikes back finds Luke and Co. doing battle against the all powerful Empire, and gave us one of the most famous reveals in movie history. More info

: Closes 8th October 2017

A timely new kids musical that highlights the importance of racial tolerance through the theme of shapes makes its New York premiere in 2018. First staged in 2015, the musical is based on Little Rock Central High School case in 1957 following the desegregation of schools. With racism on the rise once again, it is a truly time-relevant new musical. Created by Douglas Lyons (Five Points: An American Musical) and Greg Borowsky, it received its first reading in August 2016. A must-see show for kids and parents to experience together. More info

Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang has been amazing Off-Broadway audiences since 2007. Featuring fantastic next-level laser lighting displays, and a great musical score, The Gazillion Bubble Show is an hour plus of unbelievable soapy masterpieces, which float above the audiences heads in their hundreds and even fully enclose some lucky volunteers. More info

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