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

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Theater Thursday - Emojiland

We were given complimentary tickets to Emojiland for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Emojiland: The Musical

Where: Duke on 42nd Street
             229 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 15 and Up

When: Through March 8, 2019

Me - I enjoyed Emojiland. It wasn't a great show, but it was a lot better than I expected. The music was really good. I like how they had the actual date and time projected on the set before the show until it got to 8:00 PM , and then the time stopped moving.  I also liked the costumes. They were very colorful. The cast was really good. There were a lot of people I had heard of or seen before in the other shows in the cast. At first, I was surprised they would want to be in the show, because it sounded stupid. However, it turned out to be a cute show, and they were all really good in it.. All in all, it was a surprisingly fun show.

Mom - Emojiland might sound like a show for little kids but this is not a musicalization of The Emoji movie. These are emojis for grownups with real emotions like love and depression and real issues like the fear of being deleted (well okay not everything is the same in Emojiland as it is in the human world). The cast of Emjoiland is full of veteran performers that you know and love like Leslie Margherita (Matilda)  Josh Lamon (The Prom) and Max Crumm (Grease) with a sprinkling of talented lesser known performers thrown in as well. Ann Harada has a particularly fun cameo as Pile of Poo. Who knew it could be so fun to sing about poop when you are not a three year old?  In fact, in general the songs are fun and there are some particularly poignant ones as well including Sad on the Inside. On the whole. Emojiland is an emotionally satisfying show.

And that's our view. Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Emojiland production photos by Jeremy Daniel

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