Family Guide and Content Information
THINKING ABOUT BRINGING THE KIDS TO A SHOW? CONCERNS ABOUT CONTENT? THESE GUIDELINES CAN HELP YOU DECIDE.
We believe that sharing the theatre with youngsters can be a life-changing experience, but some shows are more family-friendly than others. Our guidelines below can give you a general idea of what might be appropriate, but you know your child best. If you have questions or want to talk further about any show’s content, just call us at 800.294.1816.
Generally, if your child can pay attention to a full-length movie in a dark cinema, he or she will probably enjoy a theatrical event. Many shows suggest no children under the age of 4. All children must have a ticket, regardless of age, and any guest causing a disturbance in the theater will be asked to leave.
Based on the hit romantic comedy of the same name, this musical follows the movie’s storyline about a wealthy businessman who hires an unlikely prostitute to bring along to various business events. As the show unfolds you come to know Vivian as a strong woman who chooses to go after the life she’s always wanted and watch the two form an unexpected love for one another. The musical has minimal profanity and includes overt sexual situations, discussions thereof, and actors undressing. As the Chicago Tribune put it, “This never is a crude nor an offensive show.” Recommended for ages 12+.
Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes (including one intermission)
This classic musical about a poor flower seller and a linguistics professor determined to turn her into a proper lady is family-friendly. One scene set in a pub (‘Get Me to the Church on Time’) does include mimed drinking and rowdy behavior. The show is recommended for kids 8+.
Running time: 2 hours and 55 minutes (including one intermission)
Disney on Broadway performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket. For more information, visit the show’s website.
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (including one intermission)
This charming musical about an Egyptian band of musicians who find themselves far off the beaten path in Israel doesn’t have any adult language, violence or sexual situations. However, the story it tells is intended for a mature audience. Recommended for ages 10+.
Running Time: 100 minutes (no intermission)
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. HAMILTON is appropriate for ages 10+, as there is some strong language.
Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (including one intermission)
This stunning adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel is an educational and powerful examination of racial injustice, and is appropriate for anyone old enough to read the novel and understand the themes within. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is recommended for ages 12+.
Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes (including one intermission)
HAIRSPRAY is a bubbly musical featuring a plucky high school heroine who takes on prejudice and racism in her community. This musical comedy is a lighter take on some serious themes, and is relatively family-friendly. Recommended for ages 8+.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (including one intermission)
AIN’T TOO PROUD follows the career of The Temptations, including all of the highs and lows the group experienced in the music industry. The show does include many adult situations and some adult language, and is recommended for ages 12+.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including one intermission)