Help - Musical For An 11 Year Old, Not MatildaIs it still worth seeing?
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:22 AM
Les Miserables is always a good choice. Although I personally think I'd have found Les Mis boring if I'd seen it at the age of 11!
Shrek could be another option?
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:38 AM
I've heard there's quite a lot of swearing in Billy Elliot, but I've not seen it myself. There quite a lot of sexual innuendo in We Will Rock You, but it might go over his head and the music's good.
Wicked and Shrek are other possibilities, and depending on when you're going the Wizard of Oz (closes start of Sept) or Spamalot (only running during the summer).
Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:47 AM
Les Miserables is fantastic but a bit of a bum number if you are a kid with not much going on in terms of spectacle. I would familiarise yourself with the Cast recording or film later this year first.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:10 AM
Lion King and Shrek are safe bets for pure entertainment
Wicked I would say is more of a girls show at that age. Dont get me wrong, he'd probably enjoy it, but I think Billy Elliot is a better fit. Personally id avoid WOZ.
Les Miserables I would say might go over his head a bit, and he may find it boring
As an outside bet for something old fashioned but classya nd classic id suggest Singin In The Rain.
Billy Elliot gets my vote overall to be honest
Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:12 AM
I have a friend who saw it for the first time when she was about 6 and enjoyed it. I think he would enjoy it if you tell him the basic storyline before you see it, so that he finds it easier to follow, and at the interval discuss what has happened in Act One to make sure he gets what's going on - unless you don't want to ruin it for yourself!
On the other hand, I would also recommend Billy Elliot or Wicked which are both great and perfect for his age - as long as you don't mind the strong language in Billy Elliot (Although if you've seen the film, the language is milder on stage from what I can remember).
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:05 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:50 PM
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