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Flight School The Musical

From 3 critic and 10 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever, Great singing

About the show

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.

Macaroni Kid

"'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

Times Square Chronicles

"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

The New York Times

"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

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if A fun show for kids and kids at heart.

Don't see it if You hate children's theatre.

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

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.

Entertaining, Fun, Cute, Good message

See it if you enjoy children's theatre with a little depth, fun music, and delightful acting.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy children's theatre or musical theatre.

Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Kid-friendly

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you liked the book.

Don't see it if you didn't like the book.

Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love taking your children to see new theatre that is entertaining but also teaches them in the process, with great talent!

Don't see it if you are an adult alone

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy cute and funny family shows!

Don't see it if You're not a family person.

Funny, Delightful, Cliched, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you are looking to take your child to one of their first shows. It's a sweet story.

Don't see it if You are looking for big entertainment

Original, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if See it if you can - it's a great show!

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason why someone would not like this show.

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like to laugh

Don't see it if Hate comedy

Cast & Creatives (14)