Featured Member Reviews: Family-Friendly Edition

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Jul 19, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our picks for the week for family-friendly plays such as "Matilda," "That Physics Show," and "Wicked!"

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Theater is a powerful and dynamic art form that has survived and thrived for millennia. Perhaps more importantly when you're in the midst of an NYC summer heatwave, it's a great way of keeping the kids cool, entertained, and (hopefully) quiet! So here they are, our favorite member reviews of the week for shows the whole family can enjoy!


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BwayReporters gave Matilda a 98

98
Delightful, Intense, Must see, Absorbing
July 16th, 2016

See it if you enjoy witty lyrics and enjoyable score, great actors, a combination of both intense and hilarious scenes.

Don't see it if you dislike Roald Dahl's original book, can't bear British accents, can't appreciate adaptations of the original book or dark comedy.


Meredith H 2 gave The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show a 100

100
Must see, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing
July 18th, 2016

See it if You love smart beautiful theater for young audiences. Exquisite puppets wonderful choreography and staging!

Don't see it if You hate beautiful theatre that engages young people


Brandon S 3 gave Wicked a 90

90
Thought-provoking, Original, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
July 12th, 2016

See it if You've never seen a show before. It's a great first time musical and a great story about female heroes and seeing two sides to every story.

Don't see it if You're a seasoned musical veteran. If it isn't your first show you'll see it as overrated. A fun, family show nonetheless


Jacqueline Parker gave That Physics Show a 82

82
Riveting, Original, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
July 12th, 2016

See it if you want to take your kids to something and don't want to invest in Aladdin. I loved it, learned something, it's impossible not to engage.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with bragging rights. The price is right, take your kid as a birthday present with friends.


Benjamin 6134 gave New York Spectacular a 80

80
Clever, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining
July 15th, 2016

See it if you love NYC & big splashy spectacles. Great effects and stage settings. The Rockettes are top notch. Live orchestra brings the music alive.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a meaningful story line and great acting. Its geared for the tourist so plenty in the audience.


Barbara Kempe gave Liberty: A Monumental New Musical a 70

70
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
July 18th, 2016

See it if You like heartwarming stories about early America and you enjoy small, intimate theater experiences. Nice way to spend 80 mins on a hot day.

Don't see it if You are looking for a large-scale theater production with very high production values.


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