I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Pippin

What: Pippin

Where: The Music Box Theater
              239 W. 45th St.
             New York, New York

Who: 10 and up

Our view:  If you want to see a lively show with great music, and dancing and even circus tricks, this is the show for you. If you want to see a show with a great plot, this is not the show for you. Although Pippin is a fun show to see and from the looks of it to be in as well, there is a lot about the plot that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It is not at all suitable for young children because of violence (although the violence is implied, you never really see any blood or anything), language and adult content (a lot of talk about sex and sexual innuendo, two people in bed together, no naked bodies or anything like that). The show is actually recommended for 8 and above, and but having an 8 year old  in our family and knowing that some elements in the plot were definitely not appropriate for her and other elements of the plot would upset her, we would recommend it for 10 and up.  Even if you have seen Pippin before, you have never seen anything like this. It is not just a play. It is not just a musical. It is a circus spectacular. It is all very entertaining, but at times it is  a bit much. There is so much going on so much of the time that your eyes don't know where to look. The acting, singing, and dancing are all very good. The songs are great. The set and costumes are colorful. Certain elements of the plot or song lyrics or spoken lines have been changed from the original version of the show but for the most part it is not that noticeable if you don't know the original version like the back of your hand. The most noticeable change is that there is a new ending to the show. However, we won't give that away here. Go see it for yourself. In fact, we would recommend seeing it because despite some flaws, it is a really good fun entertaining well acted show.

And that's our view. For more about Pippin go to pippinthemusical.com or tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topic post.

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to see Pippin. However, the opinions expressed here are our own based on our viewing of the show.