What an awesome show! Rated P for Parenthood!I am so sorry that it closes tomorrow April 8Th because this would have been an awesome Mother’s Day gift. If you are looking for something to do tomorrow- catch this show at 3 P.M.! The husband and I laughed so hard. This show really does take you from conception to college. The cast was amazing. The story, the songs were all woven together in a unique slideshow of parenthood. Every parent, no matter what phase you are in at the current time can relate. I even had a moment of panic when I realized that I too would have to teach my child to drive!
My husband and I were able to enjoy this show because of Playtime! I’ve blogged about them before HERE, but in case you missed it here is the scoop. Playtime! is the first program to provide childcare during theatrical performances in New York City.
After funding from the Theater Subdistrict Council and partnership with Sitters Studio allowed Playwrights Horizons Managing Director Leslie Marcus to make this long-time dream a reality. Marcus and PH staff members realized that the combined cost of theater tickets and child care is the factor most often cited by people with young children as the reason they rarely attend the theater. Playtime! was established to bring parents back to the theater by providing excellent childcare at (or steps from) the theater at an extremely affordable rate. The service is available to any type of ticket buyer for participating shows, regardless of the price paid for the ticket, and is just $15 per child. Sitters Studio is fully bonded and insured, and their rigorous background checks and training ensure that they provide not only an artistic and fun experience for children, but also one that complies with top-notch safety standards.
Playtime! is available for children ages 4-12 and mostly takes place during weekend performances.
This was my boys’ second visit with Playtime! and they were so excited to go! I couldn’t believe it. My youngest was dying to know what the theme was going to be this time. The last time they attended it was a pirate theme with songs, crafts, etc. This time it was Keith Haring which turned out to be a great way to introduce them to another artist. The staff was so kind that they let my little guy turn his bowler hat into a science experiment. As always the staff was warm, welcoming and just as excited to see our kids.
So, if you thought your theater days are over I beg to differ. For further information checkout Playtime! online or call (212) 564-1235, ext. 3153 (M-F, 10a-6p)