Based on the children's book of the same name, Vital Theatre's new musical is about a penguin who goes to flight school to learn how to fly. More…
It’s the first day of flight school, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Suggested for ages 2-7.
"'Flight School: The Musical' is the perfect show for young kids. One charming, engaging song follows another, and the dialogue is clever and easy to follow. I often glanced over to watch the reactions of my kids (ages four and seven), and they were enthralled throughout the entire show. They danced and played air guitar with Pelican, and my daughter hardly breathed during Penguin’s song about being on his own...I highly recommend an afternoon with Penguin and his friends." Full Review
"There is definitely something for both adults and children to enjoy here. With a run time of 50 minutes, the show is the ideal length for younger children. The ensemble is quite ripe with talent. There isn’t a weak link. The actors brilliantly include their young audience whilst keeping the story moving forward. This is a show I would definitely recommend for a young audience to see. Loads of fun all around!" Full Review
"A charming adaptation that supports Penguin’s dreams while not ignoring the basic laws of aerodynamics...Simple and straightforward enough to be understood by a 3-year-old, but engaging enough to amuse a parent, 'Flight School' also owes its successful takeoff to Wendy Seyb’s fast-paced direction and Bobby Pearce’s costumes...The production’s biggest boon, however, may be its score." Full Review
See it if you have a child who enjoys a delightful array of sweet birds. Such a lovely sweet plot with adorable costumed characters.
Don't see it if I think all kids would enjoy it if they can sit still for a very engaging story.
See it if you want to take the young ones to a short cute show with a great moral. Great for their little attention spans and fun for adults, too!
Don't see it if the Mamet play you came to the city to see was sold out. Very different crowd.
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