Thanks To MamaDrama, my three year old son and I attended Ring a Ding Ding at The New Victory Theater (studio 3A/B) on Saturday at 10:30am.
I could provide you with the plot synopsis (which is what I normally would do), but in my opinion, the storyline does not matter. What RING A DING DING has going and separates itself from other performances is the engagement, interaction, attention and involvement it elicits from its 3-5 year old audience.
I got a thrill watching my son’s reactions, seeing his curiosity and all the fun he was having. We both greatly enjoyed the special effects including the fog, lighting, moon-dust and rainbows. I don’t want to give anything away or ruin the element of surprise which is part of the reason it was such an extra special experience for me and Ian.
“From London’s acclaimed Oily Cart, creators of innovative, multi-sensory and interactive productions for the very young, RING A DING DING is a colorful, creative and energetic work of participatory theater. With their fingers on the set and their noses in the action, audiences whirl an eye-popping table top ‘round and ‘round as Alice and her pals—Milkie, Mermaid, Captain and more—search high and low for the rascally pooch. Accompanying the action is George the Music Man, who fills the air with jingles of joy and makes RING A DING DING sing with zing.”
Photography was prohibited inside the theater in the round where kids sit on white benches while grown-ups sit directly behind them on black chairs. but I’ll keep snapshots of Ian enjoying himself with his eyes big and bright, as well as his smile, forever ingrained in my head and heart.
Truly well-done! I highly recommend taking your preschoolers/kindergarderners to see RING A DING DING before it closes on November 11, 2012. (55 minutes with no intermission)
I am thrilled to announce that New Victory is offering my readers a 20% off discount code to their upcoming production of MOJO. Use code MDMojo3412
Disclaimer: I did receive a pair of comped tickets to the performance. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.