I took Brooklyn to see her first off Broadway show today. We were torn between Bernstein Bears Live and Gazillion Bubble Show. Based on reviews we picked the bubble show and were extremely happy with our choice.
I did some hunting online for discounted tickets, and found several, but when I went to purchase them there was an extra $10 fee per ticket for handling and service. Instead we headed down to Times Square to buy tickets from the box office directly. The box office honored the buy-one get-one free online promo code I found, plus we saved $20.00 in service fees.
Once we bought our tickets we had two hours to spare before the show, so we explored Times Square. Fortunately it was early enough so not too crowded to get around by scooter, it was super fun.
We got to the show about 15 minutes early. It was very organized, everyone working there is a pro managing families. We watched the premium ticket holders take turns getting their photos taken within a giant bubble until the show began. The show had it all: lasers, smoke machines, great music and was interactive with the audience. The host is truly an artist, like a sand artist, but with bubbles. Throughout the performance you learn a little about the host and the world records she and her family hold in bubble creations. A few kids who volunteered were selected to go on stage and interact with her. It was really adorable to see them respond to both the magic she was making as well as handle the pressure of being on stage. Overall it was really a fun afternoon. I’ve never heard Brooklyn say ‘wow’ so many times. She also kept saying ‘I didn’t expect something so amazing’. Neither did I. I was even a little teary-eyed watching her face, she was so mesmerized and excited. The show was too much money for what it was, but seeing your kid as happy as I saw mine is priceless.
They were strict about no cameras once the show starts. But I snuck just a couple pix then tucked my phone away and enjoyed the show.
The photos I was able to take don’t even begin to show the magic of the show. Check out this YouTube video: Ana Yang Gazillion Bubble Show
This show is suitable for a wide range of ages, 2-12.
The front few rows will get the most bubble popping action, but will also be pretty covered in soap so dress accordingly. Bubbles will reach every seat.
This is a good show for hyper kids, they can bounce around and get excited.
There are a lot of flashing lights and loud music, could be intense for sensitive children