Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: "Full of Magic and Imagination"

Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: “Full of Magic and Imagination”

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The audience is invited to dance, shake maracas, fly, and create their own balloons during the show. We even had a snowball fight at one point. It’s completely interactive, making it a great option for first-time and very young theatergoers.

There were lots of giggles and smiles throughout, and even with just two actors and a small setting, the show builds the kids’ anticipation about what will come next, keeping them guessing and engaged throughout. It’s a sweet, magical adventure filled with animals, balloons, music, and twinkling lights–and easily my 4-year-old’s favorite show in the last year.

— Rose Gordon Sala, Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons

 


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"It helps kids see what is great about poetry!" - Says Me Says Mom

“It helps kids see what is great about poetry!” – Says Me Says Mom

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The great thing about the show is that it takes the children in the audience on the same journey as the boy in the book. It helps them to see what is great about poetry and inspires them to write poems of their own.

The star of this one man show, Derek Christopher Murphy does a really great job in the role. He is very good at capturing the innocence and joy of youth which helps the children in the audience relate to him better. His enthusiasm for the role is so infectious that even older children and adults can’t help enjoying themselves.

It is just an all around sweet and entertaining show for people of all ages.

— Jeryl Marcus, Says Me Says Mom on Love That Dog

Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers, Love That Dog is a contemporary story about discovering the power of your own voice.  Based on the book by award-winning author Sharon Creech.

 


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Love That Dog: "Entertaining and Poignant" - Mommy Poppins

Love That Dog: “Entertaining and Poignant” – Mommy Poppins

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“The show stars the charismatic and talented Derek Christopher Murphy, who carries the show single-handedly. While he does talk to other characters offstage, including his teacher and an author, Murphy is front and center the entire time. Although Murphy is clearly a young man, he manages to convincingly portray a 10-year-old boy experiencing a range of emotions. He has also mastered the physical comedy that makes parts of the story lighthearted and relatable. Some of his exasperated expressions had my daughter howling with laughter”

“New York City Children’s Theater’s latest production for school-age kids, Love That Dog, is a one-actor play that manages to be both entertaining and poignant.”

“The most clever thing is the subtle way young viewers are introduced to poetry along with Jack. At first, he claims boys don’t write poetry, but as he—and the viewers—hear works by renowned poets, Jack slowly becomes captivated by the rhythms and the stories.”

— Fiona Taylor, Mommy Poppins on Love That Dog

Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers, Love That Dog is a contemporary story about discovering the power of your own voice.  Based on the book by award-winning author Sharon Creech.

 


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"We think you'll Love That Play!" - KidsNewsNYC

“We think you’ll Love That Play!” – KidsNewsNYC

“We think you’ll “love that play” and also you will learn that even if you think you don’t, you really do have a lot to say!” – KidsNewsNYC

Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: "Absolutely Delightful"

Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: “Absolutely Delightful”

“Please Bring Balloons was absolutely delightful and I found myself getting lost in the magic of seeing this story come to life through my daughters eyes.” – Mocha Mommy

“My Daughter was Riveted!”

A huge thank you to Mommy Poppins for their lovely review of Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker!

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 As soon as the dancers took to the stage, my daughter was riveted.

A surprising twist midway through the show adds a level of drama that parents will appreciate, and yet another moment for a couple of age-old lessons, including not judging a book by its cover and remaining true to ourselves.

The show is also a great introduction to the Nutcracker story for little kids. You’ll see some of the most iconic parts of the holiday tale, including the epic battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, the Christmas tree that grows taller and taller, and the classic Nutcracker scores

— Rose Gordon Sala, Mommy Poppins on Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Break out the tutus and toe-shoes for Sophie the Swan’s latest adventure. A companion piece to the hit BALLERINA SWAN, this world premiere blends ballet and puppetry as Sophie prepares for her first holiday performance of “The Nutcracker.” Based on the book BALLERINA SWAN by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.

 


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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker is "Ideal for the Holidays"!

“A Good Time for the Whole Family!”

“I would highly recommend you catch Ballerina Swan & the Nutcracker this holiday season, it is a good time for the whole family!” – Brooklyn Active Mama

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker is "Ideal for the Holidays"!

Gotham Love Reviews Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Gotham Love came to see Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker this weekend and gave it an amazing review! See what she had to say about Sophie’s newest adventure:

The story was very sweet and tied in the holiday classic Nutcracker theme. I loved watching her little face as the classic music by Tchaikovsky brought everything to life.

I could see my daughter following along with the story and I can only imagine what she may have been thinking.

My daughter has never sat through an entire play before, so I was a little nervous. However, the performance was so exciting she loved every minute of the ballet dancers on stage.

— Suzanne Cohen, Gotham Love on Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Break out the tutus and toe-shoes for Sophie the Swan’s latest adventure. A companion piece to the hit BALLERINA SWAN, this world premiere blends ballet and puppetry as Sophie prepares for her first holiday performance of “The Nutcracker.” Based on the book BALLERINA SWAN by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.

 


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Absolutely Charming and just in time for the Holiday Season

“This performance is absolutely charming and just in time for the holiday season with the popular Nutcracker tunes.” – The Mama Maven

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker is "Ideal for the Holidays"!

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker is “Ideal for the Holidays”!

“Ideal for the holidays, the charming performance had my daughter transfixed with the mesmerizing dancers and eye-catching costumes.” – Brown Girl Gumbo