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Totally Tonys! Family Fun for Fans of the Tony Awards

Welcome to the Totally Tonys area of TonyAwards.com! Can you believe how many Broadway shows this past season featured young performers or told stories perfect for audiences of all ages?  This is the place to find link to family-friendly and kids-related stories, photos, puzzles, videos, educational resources, and more.

The CBS Tony Promos

Kids from Annie and Matilda, plus Cinderella!


Kids Video Contest!


KidzVuz.com
is hosting an online TonyAwards-themed video contest for young theatre fans between the ages of 7 and 17 who can enter to win prizes exclusively from TonyAwards.com.  Kids can submit a video telling us about their favorite musical, or to sing a few bars of their favorite Broadway show tune. Here's an example:


The top winners will be chosen at random.  Send us your video today! More info....

Watch KidzVuz.com reporters interview our host, Neil Patrick Harris and nominee Patina Miller:

Broadway Family Videos


Awesome! - Kids Performing on Broadway

The Youngest Tony Award-Winners
With 4 pint-sized “Matildas” receiving Tony Honors this year, you might wonder: Who is the youngest Tony Award-winner in history? (Hint: He was 11!) Read more…

Broadway Babes
What’s it like being a kid who’s also a pint-size performer with big talent? Awesome! Spotlighting kid performers in Annie, A Christmas Story, Matilda, and PippinRead more…

Nine Broadway Shows Feature Child Actors - from The New York Times

With nine shows featuring child actors, Broadway stages are teeming with little ones right now, and the business of tending to them is booming — meaning tutors, casting agents, kids-only dressing rooms and minders (otherwise known as “wranglers”) who greet the youthful performers at the stage door, keeping backstage a no-parents zone. Read more...


Photo Gallery

Kids on Broadway: The 2012-2013 Season

Take a look at some of the young performers who appeared on Broadway stages this past season.


Broadway Behind the Scenes

How Broadway Puts on a Show

A chart showing some of the many theatre professionals involved in taking a play or musical from idea through opening night.

Behind the Scenes at The Phantom of the Opera

An illustration showing  what happens on the other side of the curtain.


Puzzles and Activities

Broadway Crossword from the New York Times

If you need help with clues, check out the articles above and study guides below!
Answer key - don't cheat!

Word Search

Find the hidden theatre terms!

Be a Theatre Critic!

What shows have you seen? What did you think of them?  Keep a theatregoing diary!


Study Guides

Learn more about some of the kid-friendly shows on Broadway that have been Tony-nominated this season. And check out


Resources for Young Theatregoers

Kids' Night on Broadway
The Broadway League's national audience development program that invites kids to see participating shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. KNOB takes place in NYC in the winter, and in other cities throughout the year when touyruing shows come to town. More info...

PxP Online Magazine
Theatre Development Fund’s PxP magazine is an online forum for conversation, connecting the young theatergoing community in active and personal response to New York theatre.

Camp Broadway
Broadway’s original summer camp for theatre-loving kids provides theatre training for kids ages 6 to 17 in singing, dancing, and acting.

Young Playwrights Inc.
The only professional theater in the United States dedicated to identifying, developing, and promoting playwrights ages 18 and under. National and local plawriting competitions, playwriting classes, summer retreats, and more for young writers.

TDF Theatre Dictionary
Your video guide to theatre lingo. A fun resource for learning Broadway’s insider vocabulary.

Inside Broadway
A professional New York City based children’s theatre company committed to producing Broadway’s classic musicals in a contemporary light for young audiences


For Students and Educators
Education Resources from The Broadway League

Broadway Speakers Bureau

The Broadway League offers FREE Broadway career panel discussions to high schools and colleges through our Broadway Speakers Bureau. Now in its ninth season, these interactive seminars share information about non-performance careers in the arts (producing, general management, marketing, press, stage management, etc.) with schools around the country. 


For Older Kids
Broadway Behind the Scenes from the American Theatre Wing

The American Theatre Wing’s “Downstage Center” audio podcast series and “Working in the Theatre” video initiative have several programs that feature background information on the creation of kid-friendly shows including Annie, Elf, and Newsies, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Disney shows.

Annie

  • Annie stars Katie Finneran (Miss Hannigan) and Anthony Warlow (Daddy Warbucks) discuss the current hit Broadway revival, along with the audition process, awards, and more. – Listen now
  • Broadway's premier animal trainer, Bill Berloni, got his foot in the door in 1976 as a teenager when he rescued and trained the original Sandy for the Goodspeed Opera House original production of Annie. Sandy went to Broadway in 1977 and so did Mr. Berloni, and he never left. Michael Price interviews the 2011 Tony Honors recipient about his career in the theatre, the work he's most proud of, and the special pride he takes in being an advocate for his four legged co-stars.  Listen Now

 Elf

  • Original cast members Beth Leavel, Adam Heller, and Mark Jacoby discuss the hit holiday musical, how it was adapted from the film, tap dancing on stage, their lives in the theatre, and more. Listen Now

Newsies

  • Host Thomas Schumacher gives us a unique look at a song - what it is, where it comes from, the process from idea to stage, and how it fits in a show. He's joined by Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, Newsies lyricist Jack Feldman; and original cast member Kara Lindsay.

 

Behind the Curtain at Disney Theatrical

  • Disney Theatrical President and Producer Thomas Schumacher takes us behind the curtain for an up-close and personal view of how things work backstage. You'll meet the makeup people from The Lion King, share secrets from a Broadway wig designer, watch just how those quick changes happen in Mary Poppins, meet the man behind the puppets in The Lion King and hear a member of The Lion King orchestra demonstrate those signature sounds.
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