Do your children love the theater and all things Disney? Then combine the best of both worlds for your little ones by exposing them to some of the great Disney shows that make their way to the bright lights of Broadway. Live audience shows for Disney stories are known for capturing the hearts of audiences around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the top Disney shows that have been on Broadway. Keep an eye out for your favorites that may make a comeback.
- Lion King – The story about a royal lion who struggles to find himself and his place in the wilderness of the savanna is truly one of the greats! Children (and adults) have gotten caught up in this production. The amazing music of Elton John and Tim Rice, paired with a plot with Shakespearean roots were made to be a Broadway hit!
- Beauty and the Beast – This tale of a man-turned-beast and a lovely maiden who fall in love under the most unlikely of circumstances is one that has delighted young audiences. The story’s charm, along with its notable music, quickly made this one a fan-favorite. Adaptations from the Broadway musical have gone on to inspire off-Broadway performances and many high school theater shows.
- Mary Poppins – How many of us love the music and dancing of this show and can even remember it from our childhood? Probably many of us. This Disney performance is one that every child should try to see, whether it is at the professional level or done by summer theaters around the country.
- Aladdin – The story of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin is one that will have young viewers dancing and singing along with their favorite songs. The genie will make you laugh and leave you wanting more. While the show did receive mixed reviews on Broadway, young audiences loved it!