BWW JR: Fall Flash 2013
Between this year's early Jewish holidays and that darned phase-in at my son's pre-K (didn't he just go to camp ALL DAY LONG this summer?), it took until this week for my house to actually be empty between the hours of nine and three. It's finally time to start picking some shows for my kids and here's what I'm interested in for the fall:
Next week, my daughter and I will be catching BIG FISH on Broadway. Ba-dum-dum.
"Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest... and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales."
Dealing with themes of death and closure, I'm told this musical will be best for kids ages eight and up, although the website recommends the show for kids as young as six. Look for my full report here on BroadwayWorld Jr.
We caught PETER AND THE STARCATCHER last year when it was on Broadway and thought it was perfect for families, but best for a mature eight year old or older. Now is the perfect time to catch the show at New World Stages (at Off-Broadway prices). But hurry. A closing date of January 12th, 2014 was recently announced.
We've always been big fans of the New Victory Theater, 42nd Streets dedicated children's theatre company. This season is filled with options for kids of all ages including newly-imagined versions of Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty. Most shows run a little over a week, so check out the theatre's website to see what fits your schedule and kids' ages.
Playing Sundays at the Snapple Theatre, Piggy Nation the Musical is an hour long musical full of lessons in avoiding "piggy" behavior. Follow piglet Sammy Hamhock as he goes to work with his dad on Piggy Patrol, handing out ticket for rude behavior and discover along with Sammy that everyone's a little piggy sometimes, even his dad! Best for younger kids, the show is recommended for ages 3 to 7.