Student-Friendly Broadway Shows - 2014 – 2015 Season (as of 9/5/14)
Below is a list of student appropriate musicals. Many offer special student pricing. We can also arrange Student Broadway Workshops to enhance your Broadway Experience. In addition, many shows have prepared Study Guides that have wonderful information that can be used to prepare the students for the show experience.
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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER – Walter Kerr Theatre – groups 10 + / tweens and up – booking through 9/1/2015
Broadway's 2014 Tony Award®-winning BEST MUSICAL, This knock-'em-dead hit tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession using a great deal of charm - and a dash of murder.
ALADDIN – New Amsterdam Theatre – groups 15 + / all ages – booking through 7/5/2015
The beloved story is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin's journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. It's an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score and more written especially for Broadway.
CHICAGO – Ambassador Theatre – Groups 10 + / High School and up – booking through 1/4/15
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cell mate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.
CINDERELLA – Broadway Theatre – groups 12 + / all age groups – note – show is closing Jan. 3, 2015
This re-imagined revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is fabulous! Acclaimed writer Douglas Carter Beane has waved his magic wand over the world's most treasured fairytale, and his delightfully romantic take on the ultimate makeover story promises some hilarious new twists! Come discover CINDERELLA'S sassier side -- and re-discover some of your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs -- in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages.
LES MISERABLES – Imperial Theatre - groups 12 + / tweens and up – booking through 5/24/15
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical, LES MISERABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production that has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records around the country is now coming to Broadway.
MAMMA MIA! –Broadhurst - Groups 10+ / tweens and up – booking through 12/21/14
Mamma Mia’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back 20 years later. You don’t have to be a fan of the super group ABBA, who provide the 23 hit songs for Mamma Mia! to fall in love with this unforgettable show .
MATILDA THE MUSICAL– Shubert Theatre – groups 10 + / all age groups – booking through 8/30/15
Based on Roald Dahl’s 1988, Matilda "is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school and a vicious head mistress, her story is going to be an astonishing one. With the help of her teacher, her friends and a little bit of imagination, Matilda proves that even if you're little, you can do big things."
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – groups 15 + - tweens and up – Note: Closes Jan 18, 2015
Broadway’s record-breaking smash hit that tells the true story behind the world’s most iconic sound. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations - MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how these legendary artists and so many more created the soundtrack that changed America. With a live orchestra, marvelous dancing and over 40 classic songs such as My Girl, What’s Going On, Dancing in the Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, it’s a Broadway experience you’ll never forget!
ON THE TOWN- Lyric Theatre – groups 10 + / all ages – starts 9/20/14 and booking through 5/31/15
This fall, one of America's greatest musical comedies is docking at Broadway's beautifully restored Lyric Theatre in the heart of Times Square! With the biggest orchestra on Broadway and a 30-member cast of New York's most talented singers and dancers, ON THE TOWN tells the story of three wide-eyed sailors on a whirlwind musical tour of the city that never sleeps. With just 24 hours of shore leave, they’re eager to experience all that New York City has to offer - including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams.
PIPPIN- Music Box Theatre – groups 10 + / tweens and up – booking through 1/5/14
Everything has its season - With a beloved score by Tony Award® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) that includes the favorites Magic to Do, Glory and Corner of the Sky, Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.
THE KING AND I - Vivian Beaumont Theatre – groups 12 + / all ages – starts performances 3./12/15 – booking through 7/5/2015
The King and I tells the story of Anna, an American governess, who tries to help an Eastern king come to terms with the modern world. Starring the amazing Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, this revival of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is sure to be a favorite for audiences of all ages.
THE LAST SHIP - Neil Simon Theatre – groups 15 + / tweens and up – starts performances 9/29/14 – booking through 5/31/2015
The Last Ship is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award winner STING. Set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men who construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 14 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. The Last Ship is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition; they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known.
THE LION KING – Minskoff Theatre – Groups 20+ / All age groups – booking through 7/5/2015
Julie Taymor's acclaimed staging of the Disney animated film has been hailed as a Broadway landmark. The story of a young lion cub's personal journey toward his destiny as king is enhanced by the lyrics of Tim Rice and the music of Elton John.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Majestic Theatre – Groups 10+ / tweens and up – booking through 6/27/2015
The Phantom of the Opera is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of the hideously deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal.
WICKED – Gershwin Theatre – Groups 20 + / tweens and up – booking through 5/24/2015
Long before Dorothy drops in, two girls meet in the land of Oz in this enchanted musical. This show takes a revisionist look at an American icon of evil and discovers how the young Elphaba--a passionate, committed young woman from Oz-- becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Her character is contrasted with that of her school roommate Glinda, who grows up to be the Good Witch.
And, don’t forget these great off-broadway performances!
iLLUMINATE – New World Stages – groups 10 + / tweens and up – booking through 1/4/2015
Music, art, and the magical light suits of Illuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from hip-hop, breaking land locking to contemporary jazz using the power of light. Artist of Light follows Jacob, a talented but insecure young artist, and his magical paintbrush. When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, Jacob must fight to save his town and friends.
STOMP – Orpheum Theatre – Groups 12 + / All age groups – currently booking through 2/8/2015
Stomp is a high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance, played entirely on non-traditional instruments, such as garbage can lids, buckets, brooms and sticks. Stomp takes the everyday sounds of pipes and brooms, lighters and garbage pail lids, and creates the extraordinary. Stomp has been packing in audiences at the Orpheum Theatre since 1994, and is still running strong. It crosses language barriers and is great for all ages
BLUE MAN GROUP – Astor Place Theatre – Groups 15 + / All age groups – booking through 6/28/2015
Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at their live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.
BROADWAY IN MOTION Workshops –
Listed below are our top most requested workshops – but we have additional themes available. Workshops generally run 60 to 90 minutes long and are conducted by a Broadway professional artist. Contact us for a full listing and for pricing. All workshops are based on a minimum of 20 participants unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. One free chaperone is allowed for every 20 paid participants.
“Meet the Artist” – Meet some of Broadway’s most gifted artists in an intimate setting, where you’ll hear the experiences of a professional actor, director, choreographer, casting director or agent.
“A 5, 6, 7, 8!” – This is a wonderful opportunity to experience styles of different Broadway choreographers. This workshop is designed for the serious dancer to learn a combination in a nurturing environment while learning how to pick up a combination quickly, the callback procedure, and how to get the job!
“Stage Combat” – One of our most thrilling workshops, Stage Combat is designed to give you tools for both collaboration and safety.
“Quick Wits” – This introduction to the art of improvisation uses topical issues to build flexibility, concentration and spontaneity, while strengthening confidence and encouraging a sense of frolic, fun and humor.
“Living the Music” - Fantastic for choral, vocal ensembles and swing choirs! A Broadway musical director or Broadway singer will guide students in the art of interpreting a song through vocal dynamics and phrasing, using provided Broadway material. With the guidance of a master class instructor, the students discuss the music’s lyrics and what may be the emotional intention behind them. This workshop empowers students with a sense of self-discovery through music. Toward the end of the master class, the students have an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned by singing the song with the Broadway guest performer, and having an insightful question and answer discussion.
“A Broadway Rehearsal” - A Broadway cast member will teach a musical number from the Broadway show you are seeing. Conducted in a Broadway rehearsal studio, vocals, choreography and staging will be rehearsed by a Broadway performer and an accompanist giving students a true Broadway experience. Sheet music will be provided to the group at the beginning of this exciting workshop. (Restrictions may apply if a Broadway show requires strong ballet or tap technique such as the challenging dances of the legendary Jerome Robbins.) 90 minutes in length. A minimum of 25 participants is required.
LATE ADD-ON MUSICAL
He’s done it again! Jason Robert Brown, who won the Tony for best Orchestrations last year for The Bridges of Madison County, is back with a brand new musical, Honeymoon in Vegas. This is going to be a bright musical comedy starring the one and only Tony Danza. Also starring in the production is Rob McClure (Chaplin) and Bryan O’Malley (Annie). You can expect that this show with Vegas as a backdrop will provide the splash and sparkle travelers of all ages hope for in a big Broadway musical.