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

Monday, April 9, 2018

More Theater Monday - Destination: Everywhere and The Little Red Fish

We were given free tickets to Destination: Everywhere for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Destination: Everywhere

Where: Pit Striker Mainstage
             123 E. 24th St
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Saturdays at 3:00 PM through April 28, 2018

Me - Broken Box Mime Theater's Destination: Everywhere was a show that was performed by mimes. They did lots of different things. There were some little stories but there were also games and other stuff. I liked it. It was really cool! I liked that it was really interesting. I had never seen anything like that before. The games were Scramble and Hidden Messages. In Scramble, all the mimes would be doing different things, and if you put them together in the right way  they formed a picture. The only other mime show I saw I didn't like that much so I was not expecting to like this one. However, I really did like it. It was really fun. I would definitely want to go to another show of Broken Box Mime company. Everyone would enjoy this fun show!
 Mom - BKBXKids' production of Destination: Everywhere may be geared for kids but it is delightfully fun for everyone! If you never thought a show almost completely performed in mime, and with hardly any talking (except for a little narration) could be interesting, you've never seen this show. The show does not have a linear plot throughout but is more a series of sketches. All of them are engaging, entertaining, and relatable. There are stories about a sleepover, a trip to a carnival and more. The attention to detail is amazing! You would swear the imaginary objects they are using as props were actually there. In addition to the skits, there are a couple of fun games: one in which the audience has to place the mimes so that the actions they are each performing fit together to make a picture that makes sense and another in which the audience has to figure out the words each mime is performing that together make up a hidden message. After the show, there is a short easy workshop for kids and adults to learn a little miming themselves. All in all, if you are interested in a completely unique theatrical experience, you won't want to miss this show.
Destination Everywhere will only be playing through April 28, 2018. For more information or to order tickets, visit http://brokenboxmime.com/.
We were given tickets to The Little Red Fish for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Little Red Fish

Where: The Lion Theatre
             Theatre Row
             410 W. 42nd St.
            New York, NY

Who: Children 6 and under

When: Through April 29, 2018

Me - The Little Red Fish was based on a book for little kids. There was hardly any talking in the show. It was mostly puppets. There were all different kinds of puppets. The puppets were cool. The show was slow, but it was good for really little kids. All the young kids in the audience seemed to be having a really good time.

Mom - The Little Red Fish is a show based on the book of the same name by Tae-Eun Yoo. The book is a picture book. The show is like a picture book come to life with very little dialogue but plenty of action. There are fish that seem to float around in the sky and a boy that jumps on shelves and parachutes down from the sky among other things. There are no actors in the show either. All of the action is performed by puppets. There are several different types of puppets in the show including shadow puppets. It is a show perfect for very young children who are are more interested in seeing than listening, but  would probably not be too interesting nor entertaining for older children.

The Little Red Fish will play through April 29, 2018. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://nycchildrenstheater.org/shows-and-programs/little-red-fish/.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: The Little Red Fish production photos by Carol Rosegg

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