What Are Your Favorite 'Family Friendly' Musicals?

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What musicals or plays with music are your favorites? Doesn't have to be Broadway, and can be any type; dark, funny, serious, etc.
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"Traditional" or "Non Traditional" family?
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Priscilla was good. I saw it twice and there was a lot of family in the house both times. The first time I saw it, Adam Lambert was even there.
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For a traditional family, I'd suggest Annie. For a non traditional family I'd suggest Annie, too.
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The Sound of Music, Annie, Wicked. I just saw The Lion King and it was AMAZING, although I did see some kids getting ind of scared from the actors in the aisles.
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Definitely Matilda!
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THE KING AND I involves children, teachers and no four letter words. It might be about more than that and have a lot of sexual overtones, but what little kid would get that?

Hell, INTO THE WOODS gets done by kids so much these days, we could even call IT family friendly. Or GUYS AND DOLLS. Or FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Just because there's death, blood,, strippers, gambling and a pogrom in each respectively doesn't make any less "family friendly."

Family friendly is such a dumb, safe buzzword. I say make your child's first exposure to musical theater MY FAIR LADY (like me) and see where it goes.
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To me, family friendly means it isn't too dark and they'll probably understand it. Also, it has to have enough in the way of visuals and movement to keep them engaged. My list would be:
Annie
Shrek
A Christmas Story
Matilda
Probably Wicked
Lion King (Maybe)
Spiderman
Little Mermaid
Mary Poppins
The Sound of Music
My Fair Lady
Depending on the family, Jesus Christ Superstar
Again depending on the family, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Again depending on the family, Fiddler on the Roof
Anything Goes (which bores me to death)
Pajama Game
Thoroughly Modern Millie (fortunately, most young kids won't get the sex slave part)
Depending on the Family, 1776

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Updated On: 11/22/13 at 11:38 PM
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IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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I enjoyed Mary Poppins, but overall I think my favorite is Matilda. There is infinite wisdom in When I Grow Up alone.
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True story: A town in NH thought Urinetown didn't seem family friendly, so they did Cabaret instead.
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