Conrad Ricamora, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle star in the latest revival of this tuneful and winsome 1982 musical about a carnivorous plant who makes dreams come true for a lowly flower-shop worker. Composer Alan Menken and librettist Howard Ashman wrap a sordid tale of capitalist temptation and moral decay in layers of sweetness, humor, wit and camp. It's sometimes dark, but older kids will eat it up. Ages 10 and up.
There's no business like show business, and there's no place better for shows than New York City. The sheer range of Off Broadway show for kids proves just that. Each of these theater productions offers something unique, including blue men from another world, wild percussion, a man-eating plant and—much to kids' delight—more bubbles than you've probably ever seen before. (Of course, there are plenty of great Broadway shows for kids as well.)
Note that proof of vaccination is currently required for anyone over 12 and a negative COVID test is required for kids who are younger than that. Masks must also be worn inside the theater. Be sure to check out the specific requirements for any show you plan to attend before going.
RECOMMENDED: More theater for kids in NYC
Have you already checked out these cool Off Broadway shows for kids? New York has plenty of other fun activities up its sleeve. Visit these family attractions with your crew, grab a bite to eat after the show at one of these fun restaurants or try to check the 101 things to do with kids in NYC off your list.