A few weeks back we were invited as Press to the Vital Theatre in New York City to get into the holiday mood with the help of Angelina Ballerina and her friends as they put on a Very Merry Holiday Musical. I hesitated for a second before saying yes to the invite just because I have 3 year old son and 11 month old son and my life is ballerina-less but we love shows and anything PBS so the whole family went.
I am so glad we did! We walked a red carpet, got holiday cookies and a really good show.
This off-Broadway production was so sweet and introduced us to the Angelina Ballerina and her friends: Alice, Gracie, AZ, Marco, and Angelina’s little sister Polly. The story was so sweet! All the kids wanted to say thank you to all the special people in their life so they wanted to put together a holiday dance pageant. When something unexpected happens that puts the pageant in jeopardy the group learns about patience, inner strength and most importantly how the show must go on.
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I love shows with a great message! And we were not the only boys in the audience! At the end of the show the whole cast invited all the children audience goers to go on stage and dance their little hearts out the group. Rock and X were feeling a little shy so we danced in our seats.
There is still plenty of time to buy tickets and get in the holiday spirit. The show celebrates Christmas with a Hanukkah shout out. I would recommend the show to 3 to 12 year old children and yes boys would like it too IF they don’t mind the color pink too much.
Show runs from November 19th 2011– January 2nd 2012. Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm with special holiday performances on December 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th and January 2nd. Tickets start at $29.50.
Disclosure: The family and I attended this show as Press and received complimentary tickets to the premiere and a goody bag but no other compensation. My post is my unbiased opinion on the show.