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.
Kids from Annie and Matilda, plus Cinderella!
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:
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...
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!
Learn more about some of the kid-friendly shows on Broadway that have been Tony-nominated this season. And check out
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.
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.
A professional New York City based children’s theatre company committed to producing Broadway’s classic musicals in a contemporary light for young audiences
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.
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.
Behind the Curtain at Disney Theatrical