by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
There are dozens of shows for kids here in Manhattan, many of them are big productions. However, very few of them, if any, are interactive and allow to the kids to take part in the show. Sitters Studio’s Help Wanted: Pirates! Is an interactive musical that allows kids to be pirates for about an hour. (Read more after the jump).I recently attended a performance with my children and we all had a great time! The story is about pirates who are looking for treasure. When an old friend appears and captures them, their only way of escaping is by helping him find his lost fiancée, Tabitha. Desperate for help, they enlist – yep, you guessed it – the audience! Here’s an opportunity for kids to learn how to talk and walk like a pirate, cook like a pirate and even dress like a pirate. Will the children from the audience be able to help the pirates find Tabitha and the lost treasure? That depends on…well, you, the audience!
The show, which runs 45 minutes, is appropriate for kids ages 4-12 but my 3-year-old son loved it! My 5-year-old-daughter enjoyed the interactive part as well, although she was a little disappointed there weren’t any princesses or fairies and concluded that this was a “show for boys”. I noticed plenty of little girls in the audience who had a blast participating (as you can see from the pictures). We also enjoyed the songs and the beautiful voices of the performers.
Help Wanted: Pirates! is running until July 8th, 2012.
Showtimes: Saturdays: 11am&1pm; Sundays: 11am.
Location: The Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Price: $25 per person. You can purchase tickets here.
Photos courtesy of Sitters Studio, a childcare service where the caregivers are artists who share their talents with the children they care for.
I was not paid for this post. I did receive complimentary tickets to the show.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Savvy Sassy Moms. She has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”