This new, family-friendly musical, based on the true story of New York's famed Cardiff Giant, offers a whimsical journey to the past by way of a young girl’s imagination. More…
From the show:
Step back in time with us to 1869! Emily, a bright young girl with an overactive imagination, has run away from home to prove that there are wonderful things in the world out there! Before long, she finds herself in the employ of a shady showman, William "Stub" Newell, the owner of a prehistoric, petrified giant! She and the Giant become instant “imaginary friends,” but all is not well. When the unscrupulous circus impresario, P.T. Barnum, offers a hefty sum to buy Newell’s profitable, prehistoric attraction and is refused, he comes up with a scheme to steal Stub's business right out from under his nose forcing Emily to sort through what is fact, what is fiction, and what's all in her imagination.
Kit Goldstein Grant’s new musical, based on the true story of New York's famed Cardiff Giant, features a catchy score packed with wonderfully whimsical music and clever lyrics making for a fun, family musical that bursts with excitement – and even a bit of history – as a cast of colorful characters takes you on a journey to the past by way of a young girl’s imagination.
See it if A cute and charming little production. Catchy songs and an interesting story make a nice time at the theater.
Don't see it if You want perfectly polished productions. Can’t see good bones in a show.
See it if You like a new musical with heart and soul with a good old fashioned circus style story. Innovative and kind. Lovely songs big puppet.
Don't see it if You don’t like the above. Or circuses or wizard of Oz wonder.
See it if want to see a wonderful world of fantasy, charlatans, what is imagination, and what is real. Even a beautiful puppet Is thrown in.
Don't see it if You are not a curious person and can’t question the events in our own “Alice in Wonderland” political world.
See it if you are looking for light family friendly fare. Good performance by the actress in the little girl lead; nice voice though hard to hear.
Don't see it if you are expecting a full blown production. Opening set looked great but the Cardiff Giant puppet needed a bit more work. Cute story.
See it if you like off-Broadway musicals. The performers are wonderfully talented, and the story is comic and whimsical.
Don't see it if you prefer something a bit more commercial. This show feels a bit underground and DIY. The music is provided by a background track.
See it if you want to see a clever and sweet family musical
Don't see it if you're looking for something political or depressing (this is neither), or if you don't like musicals
See it if you like child-like fantasies a la The Wizard of Oz where good things happen to those who believe.
Don't see it if You are bored with amateur, predictable stories. Knowing this, it’s the journey that counts and you’re happy to go along for the ride.
See it if You like small new musicals, family-friendly shows, and catchy music. It's interesting for children and adults. Staci Stout is REALLY good.
Don't see it if You want a polished show, a big show, strong and clear sound, a live band.
See it if you want to see an off-Broadway show with kids/family and/or see the story of the Cardiff Giant from the 1800s.
Don't see it if you do not like kids, there are a couple of scenes with kids whining
See it if You want to be taken away by human emotion and kindness and childlike wonder of what the world can be. Music, staging, set, choreography A+
Don't see it if You are cynical and cranky and wish to be righteous.
See it if you love seeing New York actors create good theatre. If you enjoy having a good time. If you love intimate theatre. Amazing puppetry too!
Don't see it if you don't have imagination. If you don't like family shows. If you expect something topical or groundbreaking. If you're hard of hearing.
See it if Ostensibly, this is a children's show. However, any good children's show must keep the adults in the audience engaged. This show does that.
Don't see it if It deserves to be seen. Period.
See it if You enjoy fun music with great writing, staging and dancing. With sets and lighting that really bring you into the world of the show.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows that use elements such as shadow play and puppetry to enhance the story.
See it if An entertaining, heart warming, story about a girl learning to distinguish between reality and her imagination. Great family fun.
Don't see it if The show starts slow, but it picks up once *that* character is introduced (viewers of the show will know which one).
See it if This is a rare family show that the whole family from 6 to 60 can enjoy. The night I went, that was the range. It’s imaginative and Flows
Don't see it if You don’t like imagination, fine performances and fun
See it if If you enjoy a light-hearted musical featuring a larger-than-life puppet, this is for you!
Don't see it if If you’re a huge fan of P.T. Barnum and don’t like larger-than-life puppets, maybe sit this one out.