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The Broadway in Louisville Family Guide

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We believe that sharing the theatre with youngsters can be a life-changing experience. We also understand that not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for all audience members, especially children. We encourage patrons to familiarize themselves with the presentations in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets. Please use this content guide, as well as the show’s official websites, as resources in helping determine if a production is right for you and your family. If you have any 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, they will probably enjoy a theatrical event.
All children must have a ticket, regardless of age.

FINDING NEVERLAND – OCTOBER 24-29, 2017

Based on the critically-acclaimed film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. This entertaining musical uses all sorts of good old-fashioned Broadway magic. The story has deep emotional themes, including grief and the death of a parent, and mature topics like marriage challenges. Some scenes featuring Captain Hook could be scary for very young children. FINDING NEVERLAND is recommended for ages 7 and up. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (1 intermission)

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL – NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2017

Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production.

Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos. Don't miss this record-breaking Broadway hit this holiday season. Recommended for all ages. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes (no intermission)

CHICAGO – JANUARY 23-28, 2018

Devilish and delightful, CHICAGO is a Broadway landmark that utilizes very minimal scenery and simple costumes to deliver one big musical bang after another. With one great showstopper after the next, the score keeps the story moving at a gunshot pace. The scantily-clad dancers perform iconic Fosse choreography, which is still as steamy and sexy today as it was when CHICAGO first appeared in 1975. Although it’s simple in its presentation, kids who appreciate Broadway will certainly respond to the exciting theatricality of this hit show. Parents should be warned of the show’s hot topics, including murder, violence and adultery, as well as some off-color dialogue. Recommended for ages 13 and up. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (1 intermission)

RENT – FEBRUARY 16-17, 2018

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Recommended for ages 13 and up. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (1 intermission)

SCHOOL OF ROCK – MARCH 13-18, 2018

Based on the hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. The musical features a cast full of children, who play their own instruments in the rock band, and is a fun and inspiring show for kids. There is some adult language, but in general this delightful show is family friendly. Recommended for ages 8 and up. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (1 intermission)

LES MISERABLES – APRIL 10-15, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.

LES MISÉRABLES has been a mainstay on the stage for over 30 years and while this epic musical is an inspiring story of love, courage and redemption it also contains many themes related to complex and difficult subject matter including social revolution, poverty and prostitution. When choosing to bring the family to LES MISÉRABLES, parents should make their own decision based on the maturity of their child. The production is recommended for ages 10 and up. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes (1 intermission)

WAITRESS – JUNE 26-JULY 1, 2018

WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the courage to rebuild her own life. This musical is uplifting and heartwarming, but tackles mature themes like spousal abuse and infidelity. Recommended for high school students and up. For more information, please visit the show’s website.

Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (1 intermission)

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