• Family-Friendly Theatrical Shows For Fall 2016

    Check out these 11 kid-friendly theatrical shows happening this fall

    By Caroline Alkire
    The Galli Theater will present "The Three Little Pigs" this October at the Gloria Maddox Theater! Photo via gallitheaterny.com.

    The Galli Theater will present “The Three Little Pigs” this October at the Gloria Maddox Theater! Photo via gallitheaterny.com.

    NYC’s fall theater schedule is packed! Your kids will surely enjoy the entertainment and family-bonding time that these theatrical shows will provide. Here’s what’s on tap for autumn:

    August 24-October 9

    “Little Red’s Hood”
    Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre 
    Your little ones will definitely relate to Little Red. She’s a smart-phone-obsessed kid living in NYC. Her world is turned upside down when she travels to the country to deliver treats to her grandma, and runs into Wulfric the Wolf. The kids are sure to love this family play! $7 for children and $10 for adults; various times. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Central Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, 212–988–9093, cityparksfoundation.org

    September 10-25

    “The Princess and the Pea”
    Gloria Maddox Theater
    This modern version of a classic fairytale will have the whole family in stitches. Watch as Prince Prince attempts to find the girl of his dreams. The only problem is she must be a princess—according to the pea test! Ages 4 and up. $15 for kids and $20 for adults; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. 151 West 26th Street, 212-352-3101, gallitheaterny.com

    September 17 & 18

    “Meet Me at the Fountain: The Canary Flies at Midnight”
    Lincoln Center
    For the second year running, your child can act as a full blown detective for the day during Lincoln Center’s immersive theater adventure! Collaborate with others and learn all about the famous Lincoln Center. Ages 7 and up. $25; various times. 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212-875-5000, lincolncenter.org

    September 24-November 5

    “Stinky Kids the Musical”
    Theater at Blessed Sacrament
    Your kids will love watching StinkyKid Britt struggle to hide the giant wad of gum stuck in her hair from her parents! This hilarious musical will have the whole family in stitches. $25 and up; Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. 152 West 71st Street, 212-579-0528, vitaltheatre.org

    September 30-October 10

    “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    The New Victory Theater
    Bring your little scientists to Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Your children are sure to be amazed, as Jules goes on a nautical rendezvous with Captain Nemo! Ages 8 and up. Various ticket prices starting around $15; various times. 209 West 42nd Street, 646-223-3010, newvictory.org  

    October 1

    “Carnival of the Animals”
    The Schimmel Center
    Bring your little ones to the New York Theatre Ballet so they can enjoy the beauty of dance and learn all about the performing arts. “Carnival of the Animals” features Queen Diana and her creatures, who live together peacefully until lost children wander into their forest! $10 for kids and $20 for adults; 3pm. 3 Spruce Street, 866-811-4111, nytb.org

    October 1-16

    The Gloria Maddox Theater
    Who doesn’t love a good Disney movie? Now, you and your family can watch Aladdin’s adventures with his newfound genie lamp live at the Gloria Maddox Theater! Ages 5 and up. $15 for kids and $20 for adults; 2pm. 151 West 26th Street, 212-352-3101, gallitheaterny.com

    October 6 & 8

    “Legends and Visionaries”
    Danspace Project Inc.
    New York Theatre Ballet is putting on another installment of its popular “Legends and Visionaries” series. Watch as eight dancers put on a moving performance to the beat of Philip Glass’ Piano Etudes, played using steel drums. $20 for general audience and $15 for Danspace members; 8pm. 131 East 10th Street, 212-679-0401, nytb.org

    October 22

    “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
    Tribeca Family Theater
    C.S. Lewis’ famous novel about Narnia comes to life in this family-friendly play. Follow four childrens’ journey through the magical forest of Narnia on October 22! Ages 5-12. $30; 1pm. 199 Chambers Street, 212-220-1459, tickets.tribecapac.org

    October 22-30

    “The Three Little Pigs”
    The Gloria Maddox Theater
    Watch the story of three little pigs who are finally ready to build homes of their own. The whole family can sit back and enjoy a timeless fairytale, live! Ages 4 and up. $15 for kids and $20 for adults; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. 151 West 26th Street, 212-352-3101, gallitheaterny.com

     November 26-December 18

    “Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker”
    New York City Children’s Theatre
    Based on the novel Ballerina Swan, this puppet-show turned ballet performance is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! The whole family can watch Sophie prepare for her first performance of “The Nutcracker.” Ages 3-8. Various prices; various times. 340 East 46th Street, 212-573-8791, nycchildrenstheater.org


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