By Maytal Wichman
I always find it interesting to see how cartoon characters transform into characters on stage at a live performance. I recently attended the premiere of Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical at Vital Theater in Manhattan and thought the production was top-notch. My children, especially my daughter, are huge fans of the TV show so I thought they’d enjoy a live performance. I am happy to report they had a blast at the show. My three-and-a-half-year-old kept asking, “Why are the mice so big?”. I guess seeing cartoon characters on TV come to life can really have an effect on children! (Read more after the jump)
In the show, Angelina and her friends are planning a holiday pageant but when their costumes get sent to another town and the new costumes that they get are not the right ones, they have to figure out a creative solution to the problem to save the show. Polly, Angelina’s little sister, saves the day and the show becomes a huge success!
With catchy songs and dazzling holiday decor (both on stage and outside the theater), the show, was a huge hit with both my kids, as well as with the audience. Both kids and adults seemed to be smiling a lot, especially during the songs. Angelina’s friend, Marco, stole the show with an adorable little song and dance routine.
At the end of the show all of the kids were invited to come dance on stage with the cast and later got autographs.
Catch the musical at Vital Theater – the show is running until January 13th and plays on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
School holiday performances are November 23rd, December 5th, 24-27, 31 and January 1st.
Price: $29.50 regular admission; $49.50 premium.
To purchase tickets: Click here or call (212) 759-0528. You can also purchase in person at the box office:
2162 Broadway, 4th floor at 76th Street, New York, NY 10024
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 5, 3 and a newborn) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.