I received tickets in exchange for writing about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you love the music of Laurie Berkner, then Wanda’s Monster will be a treat for your whole family. I took my oldest to a Laurie Berkner concert in Central Park about 8 years ago and we have been fans ever since. Now, all three of my girls enjoy her music. I think this is the reason we all enjoyed the Wanda’s Monster so much. The catchy rhythms had us all singing by the end of the show. I love how during the show, there were times they included audience participation. We were dancing together.
My three year old was a little apprehensive of the monster at first. I would recommend reading the book before attending so that he/she might be aware of what the monster looks like. When my daughter realized that Wanda and the monster were becoming friends, she felt better and was ready to dance.
They all got a kick out of the rockin’ granny. “Monster Boogie” and “Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do?” favorites and we sang right along.
When the show was over, we headed to the lobby for a Meet and Greet with the cast. We loved the idea of bringing books to life in a musical.
My three savvy ladies and I give this a two thumbs up!
July 13 through September 8 at The Vineyard’s Dimson Theatre (108 East 15th Street)
Tickets on-sale now
WANDA’S MONSTER – A Family Musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children’s book by Eileen Spinelli, WANDA’S MONSTER- A Family Musical features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter and superstar children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner, including fan favorites “Monster Boogie” and “Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do?” plus brand new classics and book by Barbara Zinn Krieger.
WANDA’S MONSTER A Family Musical marks the first collaboration between Making Books Sing, a critically acclaimed New York-based nonprofit that promotes children’s literacy and social development through professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs, and Laurie Berkner, the popular children’s singer/songwriter.
Performances of WANDA’S MONSTER A Family Musical run July 13 through September 8, with a performance schedule of Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30am; Saturdays at 10:30am and 2pm; and Sundays at 12:30pm and 3pm.
Tickets are $39 for general admission and $65 for Premium tickets.
All performances include a post-show meet and greet.
Premium tickets include a copy of Laurie Berkner’s album Rocketship Run, a show poster and front of the line access at the post show meet and greet.