Off Broadway Theater Family Shows



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What are the best Off Broadway Theater Shows currently playing that both kids and adults can enjoy? This is a question being asked by many theater-goers these days. In an effort to answer this question, I have put together a list of shows that you may find suitable for both adults and kids. These shows, in my opinion, are the best Off Broadway Shows to see this season. Call the theaters directly if you have any questions about the show and its contents and of course if you've seen all of these...there's always Off Off Broadway



  • Fan Yang's - The Gazillion Bubble Show

    Complete with Tons of Bubbles, Light Effects, Multiple Lazers, Bubble Art Masterpieces this is Off Broadway Theater for all in the family. Yang, a 14 time Guinness World Record holder, is up to the task of astonishing his audience with his bubble science. He set his last record in August 2007 in New York City when he participated in "Live's Guinness Week" and broke the world record of "Most People in a Single Celled Bubble". This show involves audience participation.

    New World Stages 340 West 50th Street New York, NY 10019
    for tickets call:212-239-6200



  • Cirque du Soleil - Wintuk

    In their press release, Cirque du Soleil explains, "Wintuk is a winter tale about a boy's quest for snow and adventure. The boy lives in a city where the arrival of winter has brought long shadows and intense cold—but no snow! When the snow does not arrive, he embarks on a quest with three companions—a female shaman who's lost in the city, a shy man destined to discover his courage, and the shadow of a young girl—to the land of Wintuk to find the snow and bring it back to where it belongs." This show features "oversized marionettes", including six animated dogs, that are operated by puppeteers The puppeteers are concealed in hidden trenches that are incorporated into the set. This Off Broadway Theater performance is seasonal. Resident show at WaMu performance dates for 2010-2011 season November 17,2010 through January 2, 2011. Tickets now on sale.

    WaMu Theater Madison Square Garden Four Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Ave between W 31st Street & W 33rd Street) New York, NY 10001

    for tickets: Box Office Numbers: Box Office: (212) 465-MSG1 Switchboard: (212) 465-6000

    Box Office Hours: Non-Event Days: Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm Closed Sunday

    Event Days:* Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 1 hour after event start Saturday from 10:00am to 1 hour after event start Sunday from 12:00pm to 1 hour after event start

    *If an event starts prior to standard box office opening time, the box office will open at 9:00am, and stay open until 1 hour after the event start time.

    Runs November 11, 2009 through January 3, 2010

  • No Dogs Allowed

    This new Off Broadway show is written by Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street)

    Familiar to all as the beloved Maria from Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano crafts a delightful tale about one family’s excursion from the Bronx to Enchanted State Park. Despite her parents warning not to do so, Iris sneaks her dog, El Exigente, into the family car already packed with cousins, aunts, uncles and “a few neighbors from the tri-state area.” But it only takes a little bit of trouble to bring the whole caravan to a screeching halt."

    Atlantic Theater Company
    Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011

    for tickets call:212-279-4200 or online at Ticket Central
    Runs Oct 10, 2009 until November 1, 2009



  • Vital Theatre Company - Pinkalicious

    "Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

    ***Sat. and Sun. at 1 PM - Recommended for Kids 3 - 8 years old Runs through January 3, 2010

    Bleeker Street Theater
    45 Bleeker Street
    New York, NY 10012
    for tickets call:212-239-6200


  • Galli's Fairytale Theater


    Galli's Fairytale Theater, winner of the 2007 Berlin Children's Theater Innovation Award, has opened in its own theater space Off-Broadway in New York City. "Its premise is to teach children to overcome the challenges of everyday life... through their inspirational, humorous and educational fairytale adaptations." Check with them to see what is currently running

    Galli Fariytale Theater
    38 West 38th Street
    New York, NY 10018
    for tickets call:212-352-3101, 866-811-4111(toll free)
    Call For Current Shows


  • Percussion People

    From the producers:

    How many times a day do you have to remind your kids to keep the noise down? Well, at Percussion People you and your family can attend a show where noise is not only encouraged it is part of the show!

    Come as the group takes you on a journey through the family of percussion instruments. Remember a percussion instrument is anything you can Scrape! Shake! or Strike! to produce a sound. The group will play a variety of traditional percussion instruments such as marimba, xylophone, rope drum, drumset, bongos and djembe just to name a few.

    In addition, the group will play some not so standard percussion instruments - so beware! This interactive family concert includes an instrument building workshop prior to the concert where audience members not only enjoy the music but help to create it. The group of rebel-rousing musicians led by music director Michael Sgouros includes 11 year-old percussionist Emily Sgouros. Percussion People performs each month at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village.

    All performances are Sundays at 11am. Instrument building workshop at 10:30am.

    For ages 3 and up.

    Players Theatre 115 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012

    Ticket Price: $40.00; 35.00; $25.00

    Tickets by Phone: 212-352-3101 866-811-4111(toll free)

    This Show is Currently Running...call for schedule





  • Rumple Who?

    Will Bartlett's Rumple Who? is a musical adaptation of the famous fairytale Rumplestiltskin. Robert Kreis provides direction and musical direction.

    For ages 5 and older.

    13th Street Repertory

    50 West 13th Street

    New York, NY 10011


    for tickets call: 212-352-3101
    Open Run






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