I was given tickets by Slava’s Snowshow. All opinions are my own.This post contains affiliate links.
When it comes to clowns most people either love them or hate them. And by “hate” I mean more like fear them. Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns and it’s actually a thing, believe it or not. I’m so glad I don’t have it, otherwise I would have missed Slava’s Snowshow – a show that’s also an interactive experience. The hugely popular show, which was created back in 1993, is now playing on Broadway and it’s simply phenomenal!
I don’t want to give too much away but the atmosphere of the show is that basically anything can happen. You really don’t know what to expect and that, along with what actually happens, makes you feel like a kid again.
The show’s performers are all clowns. I found them absolutely hysterical and endearing. I loved that they were portrayed as multi-faceted: happy, sad, angry, silly, etc.
The concept of the show is similar, in a way, to Blue Man Group: it’s laugh-out-loud funny, the clowns don’t speak (everything is done by pantomime) and stuff is thrown at the audience (like white confetti). This is one of the reasons the show appeals to all ages and backgrounds.
Although the show is recommended for kids ages 8 and up I don’t see why a five-year-old would not enjoy the show. My seven-year-old was smiling or laughing almost the entire time!
Don’t leave your seat during intermission. Just trust me on this one.
Don’t bother cleaning the confetti off yourself, it’s useless as you will get more and more “snow” throughout the show.
When: Through January 5th, 2020
Where: Stephen Sondheim Theater
124 West 43rd St. (between 6th Ave. and Broadway)
Price: $69.00 and up
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Photos by Veronique Vial
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for nineteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 12, 10 and 7.