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The Broadway in Louisville Family Guide

CONSIDERING BRINGING THE KIDS TO A SHOW? CHECK OUT OUR GUIDELINES TO HELP YOU DECIDE.

We believe that sharing the theatre with youngsters can be a life-changing experience, but some shows are more family friendly than others. Our guidelines below can give you a general idea of what might be appropriate, but you know your child best. If you have questions or want to talk further about any show’s content, just call us at 502.561.1003.

Generally, if your child can pay attention to a full-length movie at the cinema, he or she will probably enjoy a theatrical event. Many shows suggest no children under the age of 4. All children must have a ticket, regardless of age.

ALADDIN - OCTOBER 10-21, 2018

ALADDIN is a gorgeously produced show that’s a delight from start to finish. The beloved characters from Disney’s 1992 animated hit are given fresh life, including the Genie, who leads two show-stopping musical numbers. The costumes and set design are among the most beautiful on Broadway, and Aladdin and Jasmine’s magic carpet ride to “A Whole New World” inspires gasps of delight. Children of all ages will be wowed by the story, the songs, the staging and the spectacle of ALADDIN. This is a must-see for families and a show kids will never forget. We recommend that children be at least 6 years old to attend a performance of ALADDIN. All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. For more information, please visit the show's website.

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (1 intermission)

A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical - November 27-December 2, 2018

A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (1 intermission)

SOMETHING ROTTEN - January 15-20, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! This show has adult humor and references that children under 10 may not understand. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (1 intermission)

THE BOOK OF MORMON - February 26-March 3, 2019

THE BOOK OF MORMON won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of SOUTH PARK, and Robert Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q. NOTE: THE BOOK OF MORMON contains explicit language. For more information, please visit the show's website.

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (1 intermission)

ON YOUR FEET! - March 12-17, 2019

On Your Feet! tells the stofy of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, from their humble beginnings in Cuba to breaking through all barriers to become a sensation at the top of the pop music world. On Your Feet! is a family-friendly show, but there are a few moments containing strong language. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (1 intermission)

HELLO DOLLY! - May 14-19, 2019

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in “Hello, Dolly!” – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this “Hello, Dolly!” pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event". Recommended for children 10+. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (1 intermission)

HAMILTON - June 4-23, 2019

Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. Hamilton is appropriate for ages 10+, as there is some strong language. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission)

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