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Everything You Need to Know When Taking the Kids to See FROZEN on Broadway

It’s not everyday that we get the opportunity to see a Broadway show without the Kids. We were recently invited by our friends at Disney Theatrical Group and Petite Seat to spend a night on Broadway enjoying FROZEN on Broadway, without the kids. It was great! But if you’re thinking of bringing the kids to this show, here’s everything you need to know when taking the kids to see FROZEN on Broadway.

Need help deciding if this is the right show for your kids? Here's everything you need to know when taking the kids to see FROZEN on Broadway. #FrozenBroadwayDisclosure: As a Petite Seat guest, I received two free tickets to see FROZEN on Broadway.

Everything You Need to Know When Taking the Kids to See FROZEN on Broadway

We were very experience FROZEN on Broadway. As you can imagine, this was a special treat for the hubs and I since we were leaving the kids behind. It was the perfect excuse to enjoy a date night! More than that, it was also a great opportunity for us to experience FROZEN on Broadway for ourselves before deciding if we should bring the entire family to see this show. I was very much looking forward to personally gauging if this was the right show for our kids to see. As the mom to a 4 year old girl and a 10 year old boy, finding a show that everyone will enjoy is never an easy task! Before you decide, here’s everything you need to know when taking the kids to see FROZEN on Broadway.

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Frozen, the new Broadway musical, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and book by Jennifer Lee, opening night March 22nd, starring Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna), Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans), Robert Creighton (Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett and Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson and Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa). Michael Grandage is director.

Our Thoughts on Taking the Kids to See FROZEN on Broadway

The husband and I really enjoyed FROZEN on Broadway. Everything from the beautiful sets to the elaborate costumes and the music was magical. The story was beautiful to look at onstage but did have some dark moments. No spoilers here so I won’t tell you what those moments were but I will tell you that some parts at the beginning of the show may be hard for little ones to watch.

There was also some musical comedy and charm to it all. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” and “Life is an Open Door” were my favorites. However, I quickly realized that although our 4 year has been asking to see this show (we live nearby and walk by the St. James Theater often) she is still a bit too young for this Broadway experience. Not only because she wouldn’t understand or might feel scared by some of the dark scenes but also because Frozen on Broadway is a full-length theatrical Broadway experience, lasting two and a half hours. This makes it a bit too long for young kids to sit through. My 4 year old would probably struggle sitting still for so long. I think we’ll wait until she’s a bit older to see this broadway show.

Photo by Deevan Meer, courtesy of Disney FROZEN on Broadway

What’s the Best Age to See FROZEN on Broadway?

Older kids should be able to sit through FROZEN on Broadway and will likely enjoy this experience. My 10 year old wouldn’t have a problem sitting still for a longer period of time and I imagine he would have fun watching the familiar FROZEN story come to life on stage.

I think the sweet spot here is for ages between 6 and 8. FROZEN on Broadway is not recommended for ages 4 and under but I think that by age 6 to 8, kids have a longer attention span and would be okay attending a Broadway show like this one. In addition, there are also several ways that you can prepare your older kids for this experience.

Photo by Deevan Meer, courtesy of Disney FROZEN on Broadway

How to Prepare Your Kids to See FROZEN on Broadway

For some kids, this may be their first Broadway show. To help prepare them for this exciting and new experience, Petite Seat recommends teaching the basics of theatre etiquette. They recommend watching performance videos on YouTube, sitting quietly and applauding afterwards to get them in the swing of it. And remember, while we all know the words to “Let It Go,” singing and talking are not permitted during the performance.

It’s Okay to Take a Break When Seeing FROZEN on Broadway with Kids

If you choose to bring the kids to see FROZEN on Broadway, you should also know that if they need to take a break from the performance, or start getting antsy in their seats, there are live feed monitors located in each level’s lobby of the St. James Theater. That means that you can take a little break, walk out to the lobby with your kids and they (or you) won’t miss a single moment of the show if they need to leave their seats for a bit.

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