Totally Tonys! Family Fun for Fans of the 2013 Tony Awards

Welcome to the 2013 Totally Tonys area of! 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 2013 CBS Tony Promo

Kids from Annie and Matilda, plus Cinderella!

Kids Videos

Watch 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!
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!

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 “Working in the Theatre” video initiative features background information on the creation of some kid-friendly shows.


  • 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.
Revised Tuesday, 09 May, 2017