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, December 3, 2018

More Theater Monday - The Emperor's Nightingale

We were given free tickets to The Emperor's Nightingale for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Emperor's Nightingale

Where: The Beckett Theater at Theater Row
             410 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through December 16, 2018

Me - The Emperor's Nightingale was a good show. The story of the show is that the Emperor is making his two sons compete to be the next Emperor. They have to find information about the empire.  One of the son's gets the nightingale to help him found out about the empire and what's been going on there. This show is a family friendly show although there was one part that might scare some very young children when  the tiger character goes out into the middle of the audience. A few children got frightened when this happened at the performance we attended. but most of the children were fine. In some ways the story was familiar to the famous fairy tale The Nightengale, but it also was very diffent in a lot of ways. The cast did a good job portraying the different people and animals in the story. The costumes were nice and colorful. The children really seemed to enjoy the show. The show is particularly enjoyable for young children of about 7 to 10. Younger children might be a bit  frightened, and older children might be bored. 

Mom - The Emperor's Nightgale is a fairy tale loosely based on the famous Hans Christian Anderson story. The Nightingale.  It is the first children's show presented by the Pan Asian Reperatory Company. It is fun story about two brothers fighting to become emperor and the colorful bird that is put in the middle. The show is full of amusing characters including a pair of gossiping pandas and a tiger and its tail. The story is mainly for children although there area few timely references thrown in that are clearly meant to relate to  and keep the grownups in the audience interested. Although not strictly a musical, the show is full of song and dance. Even though the show is family friendly and meant to appeal to children, there were one or two parts that did seem to scare a few of the younger  children in the audience so I wouldn't recommend it for very small children. It is perfect for middle grade children who don't frighten easily and are still young enough not to think that shows populated with talking animals are babyish. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.panasianrep.org/

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

Photo credit: All The Emperor's Nightingale production photos by John Quincy Lee

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