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Kimmel Center’s Next Broadway Philadelphia Season Includes ‘Hamilton,’ Kid-Friendly Shows

Plan for some amazing theater, and find out how to get into “The Room Where it Happens!”

Alexander Hamilton, we are waiting in the wings for you! Or more accurately, an online queue of thousands, because the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ 2018-19 Broadway Philadelphia season tickets have dropped, and it’s looking to be the biggest season ever!


Yes, Hamilton is finally coming to Philadelphia, and we can’t wait! The smash Broadway show will run at Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre from August 27 — November 17, 2019. As of right now, the only way to get tickets is to subscribe to a seven-show season package. But you’ll probably want to do that, since Hamilton is just one of the plays you’ll want to see this season. There are so many family favorites coming to Philly.


This fall, the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof will be at the Academy of Music from October 23 — 28. Next, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will make its Philadelphia debut at the Academy of Music from November 6 — 18, with songs from the original film (just reading this, you know you’re already humming “Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination!”) as well as a new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.


For the holiday season, you’ll definitely want to catch the musical version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas with your kids at the Merriam Theater from December 18 — 30. No matter how stressful the holiday season may get, your heart will grow three sizes watching the classic book unfold on stage.


Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

And coming in 2019, our inner 90s kid cannot wait for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (we still have the VHS with Brandy and Whitney Houston, not gonna lie) on February 22 — 24, and Anastasia from April 9 — 14. Both musicals will show at the Academy of the Music, and have all the fantasy, spectacle, drama, and fairy tale endings that you and your kids will adore.


That’s not all: Broadway standards Cats, RENT (on a 20th anniversary tour!) and Miss Saigon, plus new classics The Book of Mormon and the Carole King biography Beautiful, will fill out the season, if you’re looking for an adult night out, or a special outing with your older kids.


So if you haven’t already gotten in the comically long queue, do not throw away your shot — tickets are on sale today, and they’re unsurprisingly getting snatched up like… well, like Hamilton tickets.


Photos courtesy of the Kimmel Center.

Contributing Writer