Top 10 Musicals to Watch With Younger Kids
[Today’s article “Top 10 Musicals to Watch With Younger Kids” was written by Gena Mayo and is part of the 31 Days of Music in Our Homeschool Series.]
I didn’t grow up watching or listening to musicals. In fact, it wasn’t until I was in high school that I found out about the wonderful world of musical theater. The rest is history, you might say. I haven’t performed in as many as I would have liked, but now my kids are involved in a musical theater company, and we’re loving it! I teach classes and direct. Here is a list of my Top 10 Musicals to Watch With Younger Kids. Watch one this weekend!
(Disclaimer: I have tried to pick musicals that are safe for most ages. You still might want to watch it on your own as there may be elements you feel uncomfortable with.)
Dorothy and her dog Toto get caught in a tornado and taken to Oz where they encounter a Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, the Munchkins, Glinda the Good Witch, and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Annie is an orphan living in an orphanage. She desperately wants her parents to be alive, but finds a new father in the unlikely Daddy Warbucks.
A dishonest traveling salesman finds honesty and love as he changes people for the better in the town of River City, Iowa.
The Von Trapp family gets caught in the politics of Austria during World War II and must find a way to escape, through singing together as a family.
A fanciful governess comes to help the Banks family.
The exciting and amazing story of Joseph from the book of Genesis in the Bible.
A father of two children fixes up a magical car that takes the family on adventures. (Preview it first: there is one scene that might be scary and/or strange for kids.)
The live-action film of the classic animated Disney version. (Preview first if you’re concerned.)
What other musicals would you add that are great to watch with younger kids?
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