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Genevieve PM Roy
The Holidays are meant to be spent with family and loved ones,
Bringing young children to a Disney musical is a wonderful way of introducing them to the performing arts, while also giving them the gift of a magical evening with some of their favorite characters!
Phineas and Ferb Live is a Disney produced musical that is very suitable for older as well as younger children. The show strikes the right balance between being entertaining and fun for children and tweens as well as being pleasantly bearable for older sibling and parents!
At the show’s opening, musical madness was abound as brightly costumed characters leapt, danced and sang in front of numerous, changing background scenes. The decor was very faithful to the original TV show and the series humor was kept intact by the hilarious hijinks of the main cast. In the audience, the children were dancing in the aisles, parents were clapping and spirits were high as the characters invited the audience members to actively participate during songs. As a highlight, numerous prizes were given out while large beach balls were tossed around the hall. Some young children were even invited to come up on stage to participate in a dance while proud parents took snap shots.
As the show is only in French, the question remains whether I would recommend this show to English speakers? I would have to say yes, since the acting was very strong and the language of music is universal. I did attend the performance with my two English only speaking cousins and their verdict was that the story was easy to follow and the overall show was entertaining.
It is also worth noting that very young children, babies and toddlers are most welcome and there are numerous toy and collectible drink stands for those looking for last minute children’s gifts.
For those who wish to attend the last two performances here is a brief overview of the show:
With the help of the whole Tri-State Area gang, Phineas and Ferb embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure – right in your hometown! And, before you can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans.
From Friday, December 21, 2012 to the 26th !
Théâtre St-Denis, Montreal.
Doors 6:00 pm - Show: 7:00 pm