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, December 23, 2015

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Inside Broadway Tours and the Gazillion Bubble Show

We were given a free Inside Broadway Tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
George M. Cohan Statue at Times Square
What: Inside Broadway Tours

Where: From: The George M. Cohan Statue          To:  Shubert Alley
             46th St. & Broadway                                          225 W. 44th St.
             Times Square                                                    (between 8th Ave & Broadway)
             New York, NY                                                    (linking W. 44th St. to W.45th St. )
                                                                                        New York, NY
When: 4:00pm daily

Who: all ages

Mom's view: There are a number of walking tours through New York's  Broadway district. We would definitely recommend Inside Broadway Tours.  Their tours teach you not only about the theater district the way it is now but also about the area the way it was long before there were any theaters there. Even if you think that you already know everything there is to know about the area, you will still learn things. The tour guides are all involved in the professional theater themselves and are pleasant and informative. They will share not only historical and current information about the area and shows that have played in the past or are currently playing but also about their own lives and what it is like to work in the theater. Once you've met your tour guide, you will always feel like you've got a friend in the theater. That is one thing that makes this tour special.Our tour guide, Samantha was especially great and let us in on a bunch of great ways to save money on theater tickets. However, the tour is a lot of fun on the whole, and the hour and forty five minutes will go by in a flash. Inside Broadway Tours are open to all ages. We would recommend them for adults and children who are able to stand up and walk for long periods of time and do not get bored easily listening to people talk a lot. We especially  recommend the tour for those  children and/or adults who are interested in theater and/or history. The tour is reasonably priced especially compared to some others. It is $35.00 per person and is free of charge for children 12 and under. For more information or to book a tour go to http://www.insidebroadwaytours.com/broadway-tour
Shubert Alley
We were given free tickets to the Gazillion Bubble Show for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Gazillion Bubble Show

Where: New World Stages 
              340 W. 50th St.
              New York, NY 

Who: All ages
Mom's view: If you have very young children that you want to take to the theater, this is the perfect show for them. Children that love bubbles will especially love this show where they will see different colored bubbles and bubbles as big as people among other things. To add to the fun, your child may even be picked to volunteer on stage and win a cool prize. Kids definitely should not be bored at this show since the show is not very long and doesn't really have a plot. It is just about an hour and twenty minutes of bubble fun. While children do need to stay in their seats during the show unless they are invited to come up on stage, they do not have to be quiet. This is another reason the show is such as great choice for anyone with small children but not necessarily anyone without as the noise level can get quite high. It is definitely not a show that teens or adults (or probably even most tweens) would enjoy without a younger child around. If you are planning to attend the show, just be aware that if you are seated close enough to the stage, there is a good chance you will come home sticky with bubble juice so if you do not find that appealing, keep that in mind when buying tickets. Also, you will be bombarded with an array of bubbles and bubble related toys outside the theater for purchase. For more information or to order tickets go to http://gazillionbubbleshow.com/
And that's Mom's view. For more about Inside Broadway Tours and the Gazillion Bubble Show, see tomorrow's Talking Topics post.

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