Just because your family isn’t in New York doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the magic of Broadway shows. The iconic Pantages Theater in Hollywood makes it easy to have a family outing at the theater without making a trip to the Big Apple. Try to go on opening night as tickets tend to be cheaper and the full house adds an extra buzz factor that makes the show even more enjoyable for everyone. Inspecting the grandiose touches of the theater hall make for an excellent prelude to the main event, with the art deco chandelier and ornately chiseled blue and gold ceiling keeping your kids’ necks in a transfixed state of upward gazing. Take the kids up and down the different levels of the theater — show them the orchestra pit on the ground floor, then make your way up to the mezzanine level for a more sweeping view of the theater hall. Once the show begins, the flawless convergence of the cast, choreography, music and sets is a mesmerizing display of performance art that your kids will want to revisit again and again.