NYC has the best theater on the planet, but you don’t have to pay sky-high prices to enjoy it. Here are five family-friendly Broadway and Off-Broadway shows you can see over the holidays for $25 or less:
Annie is simply one of the world’s most favorite musicals, including for its iconic song of optimism and hope, Tomorrow. This production is directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro.” See it live on stage at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn in December, for tickets starting at $18.
Nutcracker Winter Suite is perfect for those who want to see just the ballet highlights from the famous Nutcracker, not the entire ballet. This abridged, one-hour live stage version makes it ideal also as an introduction to the ballet for young children. Experience all the wonder and delight of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in a family-friendly venue, that includes the famous “Snow Scene”, Waltz of the Flowers, Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance and more. The show is presented by Valentina Kozlova, a former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet and features dancers from her school, including several award winning students. Tickets are $10 and $20, half off the walk-up price, for the matinee or evening show on Saturday, Dec. 5 only. Theater is on the Upper West Side
A Harlem Christmas Carol is a musical version of the famous tale of Scrooge and the gang, set in Harlem. This all-new adaptation of Dickens’ The Christmas Carol has been updated with a score of holiday faves like “We Need a Little Christmas,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Joy to the World”. Tickets are $15, or upgrade to a premium ticket and receive front-row seating and an included warm or cold beverage. Shows are on weekends, in Harlem.
Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk is a cyclist’s version of the circus, with acrobatics connected to things with wheels. Tickets start at $19. It’s playing at the New Victory Theater in Times Square, Dec. 4, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016. Get tickets directly from New Victory Theater
Trip of Love is a journey down the memory lane called the Sixties. This new Broadway musical includes such songs as California Dreamin’, Wipe Out, Moon River and These Boots are Made for Walkin. Get two orchestra seats for $49 for performances Tues. to Thurs., with code TLBOGOFBK or call 212-947-8844. BOGO ticket deal is for performances through Jan. 3.