Winter break is soon approaching which means the kids will be home for the holidays! Drama Kids classes will be on pause until the new year so how will your child get their drama fix? We have compiled a list of theatre resources for your family to keep you entertained all winter long. Let’s keep our love of the theatre alive and burning while we are cuddled up in the comfort of our own homes.
Videos and Online Theatre Performances
- Check out this awesome series from the American Theatre Wing full of videos about working in theatre.
- Check out the show Children’s Theatre Company on PBS, which has snippets of performances and shows adult actors including mentoring young actors.
- Here is a great list of family friendly musicals that you can watch during family movie nights.
Books for Young Theatre Lovers & Actors
- A is for Audra: Leading Ladies from A to Z is a colorful celebration of Broadway’s leading ladies.
- Kids Broadway Songbook, maybe work on some voice lessons at home?
- Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Guide, a large, coffee table type book with lots of photos.
- Lulu the Broadway Mouse, a super sweet and funny middle grade novel series.
- Where is Broadway? From the makers fo the Who Was…? Books and the Who Was…” Show, the perfect non-fiction book for your theatre kiddo.
- How Does the Show Go On? A cool look behind the scenes of everything it takes for a show to run.
- Pop-up Shakespeare: Every Play and Poem in Pop-up is a cool, engaging introduction to the original bard.
Academic Resources for Theatre Kids
- Khan Academy, a popular online learning portal released Disney Imagineering Story Telling Lessons.
- Make writing lessons more relevant to them with these 100 Scene Writing Prompts.
- If the kids want to get in on the performing action, here are short plays kids can put on at home.
- Drama Notebook is a website that has tons of free theatre games, scripts, and more!
Drama Kids International wishes all of our Drama Kids Families a very Happy Holidays! To get in on all of the fun in the New Year, check to see if there is a DK location near you.