Top 5 Live Shows for Kids

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So you've run out of ideas for what to do with your kids on the weekend? For a special treat, catch one of the latest and greatest live shows geared to a pint-sized audience. These musical and theatrical performances are all sure to get your standing ovation.
live shows for kids, Elmo from Sesame Street Live
Sesame Street Live
Ages: Toddler-Kindergarten
Tickets: $20-40
Live Tour Website

Most of today's parents grew up with Big Bird, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, and friends, so Sesame Street live isn't just a thrill for the kids! Sing your favorite alphabet songs, learn about other cultures, and hang out with your fuzzy friends at a venue near you.
live shows for kids, Disney princesses on ice poster
Disney On Ice
Ages: Preschool-Early Elementary School
Tickets: $20-70
Disney On Ice Website

Disney is always producing new "Disney on Ice" shows, which tour all parts of the U.S. Watch for skate-clad princesses and other characters coming to an arena in your area.
Cirque Three
Cirque du Soleil
Age: 10 and up
Tickets: $30-150
Cirque Website

If you'd like to take your child to a circus, but want something a little more exciting than clowns and smelly elephants, go to a show the whole family can enjoy. With complex, bewitching music, awe-inspiring acrobatics, and more than a dash of theater, this Quebec-based troupe never ceases to amaze.
Wicked Play
Broadway Plays and Off-Broadway Tours
Ages: 8 and up
Tickets: $30-300
Broadway Shows Website

Older kids and adults alike enjoy magical musicals and riveting plays. Long-running family favorites such as Wicked (a smash musical spin-off of The Wizard of Oz), The Lion King, and Mary Poppins have been featured on stages in New York City and around the globe.
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Ages: 5 and up
Tickets: $50-80
Blue Man Group Website

If you're going to be in the Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, or New York City areas, look up show times for Blue Man Group. This interactive, live show is a mix of comedy, multimedia theatrics, and music. Three blue men beat out percussive music on homemade instruments, with visual and audio antics you won't believe. You might even be asked to join them on stage!