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Best Family Shows in New Orleans

Elf the Musical at Saenger Theatre

Elf the Musical

Elf: The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa's sack of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. The heartwarming musical follows Buddy on his quest for his real family, as well as bringing much-needed Christmas spirit to the city of New York.

Shrek - The Musical at Saenger Theatre

Shrek - The Musical

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical theatre version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs from Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), and a book by Pulitzer winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole).

The Wiz at Saenger Theatre

The Wiz

The seven-time Tony-winning hit, "The Wiz," is back with a brand new Pre-Broadway tour the first in 40 years! The soul, gospel, funk, and R&B-fused reimagining of Frank L. Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" will be taking to the road in a brand new production directed by Schele Williams, presenting William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls' vibrant musical for the 21st century. With additional material by Amber Ruffin and choreography by Jaquel Knight, join Dorothy, Toto, Tinman, Scarecrow, and Lion as they boogie down the Yellow Brick Road in search of heart, knowledge, courage, and home!

May 13 - 18, 2025

Saenger Theatre

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Sesame Street Live - Say Hello at Mahalia Jackson Theatre

Sesame Street Live - Say Hello

Sesame Street is back on the road with this brand-new live show! Join favorites Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and more for an exciting all-singing, all-dancing spectacular, plus some great surprises as this exciting production takes to a stage near you! One of the most beloved children's shows in the world, Sesame Street has been running since 1969, presenting educational content in an entertaining and memorable way.

Disney Junior Live On Tour at Saenger Theatre

Disney Junior Live On Tour

Hey kids, Mickey's back and he's brought all his friends. This fall, Disney Jr. will be making its way around the United States in the Let's Play Live tour, and will be bringing all your little ones' favorite characters to a stage near you. And if that's not enough, for the first time Ariel and SuperKitties Bitsy will be joining Mickey on stage for dances and songs. Perfect for preschoolers and the whole family, make this your first experience of where the magic begins with the House of Mouse!

Dog Man - The Musical at Mahalia Jackson Theatre

Dog Man - The Musical

A weird and wonderful world awaits audiences in Dog Man - The Musical, the riotously funny new production based on the best-selling children's cartoon series by surrealist genius Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dumb Bunnies). Praised for being a family show that makes adults laugh as much as the kids, discover just what it is audiences love about this cult classic!

Jan 18 - 19, 2025

Mahalia Jackson Theatre

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