Many will say that seeing a Broadway show is a must while visiting New York City—and they’re right! We’ve gathered a list of our favorite shows students won’t want to miss while taking on the Big Apple.
The Lion King
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. A childhood favorite for many, The Lion King is a vibrant and exciting tale of love and redemption that nobody should miss.
Dear Evan Hansen
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have—Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it; a heart-scorching musical students will leave remembering.
Students can discover a whole new world with Aladdin on Broadway, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary immersive theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
If the cold doesn’t bother you, take students to see Frozen on Broadway to relish in the stage adaption of the popular Disney hit. Be sure to also check out the show’s website, which provides enrichment materials students can use to further engage in the show—before and after!
The epic modern myth of King Kong comes alive on Broadway through an innovative mix of animatronics, puppetry, music and stagecraft that students will be truly enthralled with. Filled with roaring heart-pounding action, King Kong shares the story of an unlikely friendship, unshakable courage and breaking free from the cages others put us in.
Come From Away
Come From Away tells a remarkable true story of 7,000 passengers stranded in the week following 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Top off the unforgettable experience with a trip to the nearby 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
Courtesy of Hemisphere Educational Travel.