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NYC - Broadway Show

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NYC - Broadway Show

I am going to be in NYC between the 9th and 13th June, with my little sis. Can anyone suggest a really good show, that a teenager can sit thru, and yet be interesting? Thank you!

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Wicked, Lion King, Blue Man Group.

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How old is little sis ?....if not too young.... Priscilla is excellent.

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I agree with MrsPuddle that it may depend on how old/young the teen is. Avenue Q is a very popular off Broadway show (that was on B'way for a while). It's irreverent with some off color humor but very teen friendly. I took a then 13 yr old boy to see it. Mama Mia is also fun. Wicked & Lion King are never discounted but most of these other shows are regularly available on discount from the left column links on


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If you sister is between 13-17 years old here is what I would recommend. My choices are based on what you will most likely be able to procure (which means WICKED is out unless you want to pay a lot):

-BILLY ELLIOT - great Elton John score, solid story and fantastic dancing.

-MAMA MIA - if she is an ABBA fan, a must.

-MEMPHIS - good score, characters you can connect with.

-SISTER ACT - not my favorite new musical, but some high-spirited numbers and Patina Miller is great.

-PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - if she has never seen it, a good, classic show with one of Andrew Lloyd Weber's better scores and a production that encompasses the whole stage.

-WAR HORSE - I know it is selling out, but one of the best dramas I have seen in years.

You can see how well shows are doing--which gives you an idea about ticket availability--by going to the weekly grosses posted on Playbill.com:


Also, as stated in a previous post, check out Broadwaybox.com for their discounts.

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Oh, gosh, gotta register this caveat about Billy Elliot: Saw it last year, and though I love most musicals, for me there was WAY too much mediocre dancing and nowhere near enough memorable music. My friends (who chose that show) loved it. But as I'm thinking about it now, I can't remember a single song from the show. I just remember hoping it'd be over soon.

If you want something memorable, Lion King is like nothing else. Not so much for the story or music, but the staging.

You could also think about SpiderMan. It could be one of those "I WAS THERE" experiences for her (and you).

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Just back from New York and we always make it to the theatre.

I'm not a musicals person so I can't help with which one to see, but we always use broadaybox.com to check the coupon codes for Broadway tickets. It's a great free resource (other sites try to get you to join or pay for the same information) and has saved us lots of money on show tickets over the years.

Hope this helps!

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Just realize I mistyped the website, it's broadwaybox.com :)

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In addition to whatever else you choose for your little sis, take her to see Jump, which is playing off broadway. My two teens (13 year old girl, 15 year old jaded boy) LOVED it. My daughter described it as HILARIOUS.

Here's a review from their 2007 production but it's still accurate (we saw it a week ago) www.nymetroparents.com/newarticle.cfm…

Discounts codes available at Broadwaybox broadwaybox.com/shows/jump_nyc_tickets.aspx

It's playing in the same theater complex that Avenue Q is playing at, the New World Stages

Re Avenue Q, I would be careful about bringing a teen, esp a younger one. I'm not saying not to do it, but you might find yourself quite embarrassed accompanying, say, a 13 year old girl. The answer to whether it will work for you and your little sis depends on whether you would be comfortable with one of its signature songs, "The Internet Is for Porn"

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Are there places in NYC to buy discounted theater tickets?