Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Where-to-Go Wednesday - Galli Theater's Productiion of The Snow Queen

We were not financially compensated for this post. We were given tickets to Galli Theater's productio of The Snow Queen at Galli for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: The Snow Queen

Where: Galli Theater
           Gloria Maddox Theatre
           151 W. 26th St. Fl 7
           New York, New York

When:  January 3 -25 Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM

Who: Recommended for Ages 5-9
Our view: If you and/or your kids associate The Snow Queen with Frozen, and you go to this show expecting to see that, you will be disappointed. If you remember that Frozen was actually only loosely based on The Snow Queen and view this version of the story as a completely separate thing, you will enjoy it. This version is not completely the dark version of Hans Christian Anderson either. This version has a somewhat lighter tone and a happy ending making it perfect for the target audience they are aiming for. Although it is recommend for children ages 5 to 9, at the performance we attended there were children even younger in the audience and they enjoyed the show equally as well. Children 10 and up (and maybe even 9 year olds) would probably think they are too old for this show because they want to separate themselves from things they consider babyish. Some older kids may enjoy the show, however, especially older girls who like to see cute little kids reacting adorably. The highlight of the show, as with all Galli shows. is the cast's interaction with the audience. They make children feel like they are part of the show and not just the audience. In fact, they are a part of the show as at various times throughout the show children are invited to come on stage and participate.  Since the stage is not raised, it is level with the front row of the audience which is reserved for children, it makes it easy for children as well as the cast to go back and forth between the stage and the seats if they need to. Children love the Galli Theatre. We have never seen an unhappy child at one of their performances. Even at this show which was advertised as being a little bit scary at the beginning, none of the children who attended the performance we saw were frightened. They were all just happy and enjoying themselves throughout the performance. For more information and/or to order tickets go to http://www.gallitheaterny.com/#!shows/c161y for more information about Galli theater you can also see our previous posts http://saysmesaysmom.blogspot.com/2014/11/where-to-go-wednesday-galli-theaters.html and http://saysmesaysmom.blogspot.com/2014/11/galli-theater.html.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about Galli Theater's production of The Snow Queen.

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