Everything You Need to Know When Taking the Kids to See FROZEN on Broadway
November 4, 2018
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.
Disclosure: As a Petite Seat guest, I received two free tickets to see FROZEN on Broadway.
Let me give you some background before I go on to tell you all about our fabulous kid-free night on Broadway. We were really excited to be invited by Petite Seat — a parent’s guide to theatre and live entertainment in the New York City area. I love following their website and Instagram account because they provide listings for all the theatrical offerings in the NYC area, and take it one step further by giving parents great tips and all the details needed to help us find the best shows to enjoy with our family.
I must tell you that Petite Seat really is my go-to when I want to find the best family-friendly shows in my city. Petite Seat has quickly become a tool that can help demystify the experience and remove the stress associated with bringing young kids to the theater. So as you can imagine, I was really excited to attend Petite Seat’s FROZEN on Broadway night.
Everything You Need to Know When Taking the Kids to See FROZEN on Broadway
Now back to our FROZEN on Broadway adults only night. 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.
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.
Other Ways to Experience FROZEN
If your kids are too young, and not ready for a show of this length, Petite Seat recommends considering Disney on Ice. MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY is coming to the NYC area this November (and does include Frozen). Also FROZEN ON ICE will be returning to the NYC area this January. Both of these shows are great alternatives for the younger crowd.
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.
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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Now that you learned all about everything you need to know when taking the kids to see FROZEN on Broadway, here’s a really FUN GIVEAWAY for you to enter to win!
As attendees of Petite’s Seat’s FROZEN on Broadway night we received two great gift bags and I’ve decided to share one of those with you! One of our lucky readers will win a free gift bag, just like the one we received from Petite Seat and the Disney Theatrical Group during the FROZEN on Broadway night we attended as media guests. This gift bag is filled with some great goodies that will make your experience at FROZEN on Broadway a bit more memorable. Here’s what’s included:
(1) Disney FROZEN the Broadway Musical Souvenir Program
(1) Disney FROZEN the Broadway Musical Playbill
(1) Disney FROZEN the Broadway Musical Soundtrack (on CD)
(2) Free Drink Tickets to redeem when attending the show
(1) Petite Seat Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie
(1) Souvenir Olaf Keychain
Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below and once you’ve entered to win this FROZEN gift bag, make sure to head on over to our Instagram account where we are also hosting a giveaway for FROZEN on Broadway tickets!
Leave a comment letting me know why you would love to win your own FROZEN on Broadway Gift Bag. Comment must be completed before other entry options are counted. NOTE that this giveaway is for (1) FROZEN on Broadway Gift Bag (valued at $60+) and includes (1) Disney FROZEN the Broadway Musical Souvenir Program, (1) Disney FROZEN the Broadway Musical Playbill, (1) Disney FROZEN the Broadway Musical Soundtrack (on CD), (2) Free Drink Tickets to use during the show, (1) Petite Seat Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie, (1) Souvenir Olaf Keychain. This giveaway starts November 5th at midnight EST and ends November 26th at midnight EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected by rafflecopter.com from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from [email protected] The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!
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