Family Travel: See Matilda on Broadway, Flickr: sackerman519

 
I love Broadway shows. There is something magical about the experience. From the hustle and bustle of entering a crowded lobby to the silent hush of the first wave of the conductor: live theater is a mesmerizing experience. That is, unless you bring your squirmy children with you.  
 
Yes, the little ones will sometimes get bored about 10 minutes in and have to sneak a potty break somewhere in the second act. The best way to introduce your children to the magic and wonder of Broadway is to do it with a kid-friendly show that helps keep their interest  for the duration of the performance. 
Your best bet? Pay a visit to New York this summer. Broadway is currently showcasing Matilda: The Musical, and it is perfect for all ages (as long as your kids are older than 6. Theater rules!) 
 
Based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same name, Matilda tells the tale of a little girl who is smart, courageous, and just daring enough to change her not-so-pleasant life. Matilda Wormwood is mistreated continually by her parents and sibling. Absorbed in books, she is a brilliant child, but is consistently mocked for stupidity. A cruel headmistress at school, Miss Trunchbull, also mistreats Matilda. Matilda grows deep into her imagination and is encouraged by a caring teacher to take a stand for herself and her future. The story is hilarious, sad, inspirational, and uplifting all at the same time. 
If we've piqued your interest, just remember: you don't have to take our word for it. You can watch a sneak preview from The Late Show with David Letterman here
Ready to purchase your tickets?  First, grab cheap tickets to New York City and then get ready to be enthralled with Matilda!
 
So how about it, travelers? Have you had a chance to check out Matilda: The Musical? Tell us all about it on our Facebook  page! 
 
Nightly performances are currently taking place at the Shubert Theatre in New York City. The play runs 2 hours and 35 minutes with one intermission. The minimum age for entry is six. 
 
Photo Credit: sackerman519

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