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Family Shows in New York - October 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Family Shows in New York for the month of October 2015


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Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. Although there is no main plot, the show is split into themes such as innocence and surprise towards technology, information overload, as well as an elegant dinner involving a Twinkie snack. More info

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In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin, this new 2014 Tony Award winning musical features best-loved music by Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and is directed by Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw, best known for his work on The Book of Mormon. More info

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Long before Dorothy drops into Oz inside her flying farmhouse, there were two other young girls who happened to meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Although sparks fly between them at first, Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roommates as they grow into two extraordinary women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. However, what it means to be truly WICKED isn't as clear-cut as it seems, as the two somehow find themselves fighting for the same cause .... More info

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Going strong since premiering in 1997, Disney's hit musical adaptation of the 1994 animated move brings the African Serengeti to life and joins the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the leonine King of the Pride Lands. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring 'Circle of Life') this phenomenal adaptation includes original songs created for the show and explodes with joyous, captivating music, intricate puppetry and a haunting atmosphere. More info

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Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info

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Finding Neverland is the true story of playwright and author JM Barrie and how his friendship with the widowed Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her children inspired one of the world's most treasured stories. Based on the Academy Award winning movie, expect to fall in love with the power of imagination and storytelling all over again. This exciting new production stars Matthew Morrison as Mr. Barrie himself! More info

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A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! More info

: 21st October

The hit TV talent show goes on tour with some of its most dynamic finalists and fan favorites from throughout its history. Don't miss your chance to see your favorite act live, including Season 8's comedian Taylor Williamson and hand balancing act The Kristef Brothers! More info

: Closes 31st October 2015

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. More info

: 25th October

The day's of having to hold in the urge to burst into song whilst at the movies are over... Sing-A-Long present unique movie screenings where you're encouraged to do just that! And if exercising your vocal talents isn't enough, you can dress-up and take part in a variety of group fun and games too! So practice your doo wops and dust off your pink jackets cause Sing-a-Long is back and this time, Grease is THE word! More info

Guinness record-holding bubble artist Fan Yang brings his dazzling family entertainment to Off-Broadway. More info

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