Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kids' night isn't just on Broadway

Just a reminder to all of the theatre-loving adults out there that while it's called Kids' Night on Broadway, the annual program isn't limited to New York City.

In cities all across these United States young people ages 6 to 18 can get a free or reduced price ticket on certain dates when accompanied by an adult. (In Boston, the show is The Lion King on Feb. 16. In Providence, kids' night is the March 18 performance of 101 Dalmations at the Providence Performing Arts Center.)

Here's a partial list of theatres but I know it doesn't include every venue. It should be easy enough to call or e-mail the theatre in your area and ask if they're participating. (If they're not, ask them why not. Don't be bashful!)

The Kids' Night on Broadway Web site also has lots of fun stuff for the budding theatre-lover in your life, including a souvenir Playbill they can download. And here's a great Hartford Courant article for parents on bringing children to the theatre.

This is a good opportunity to introduce a new generation to the thrill of live performance. So find a kid, and take them!

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