Want a guaranteed fun (and PG) afternoon with the kids in NYC? Buy tickets to the Gazillion Bubble Show at the New World Theater. Our family of four (mom, dad, children 4 and 2), headed to the theater district on a very rainy Saturday--we got a blast of sunshine thanks to this performance.
Ana Yang, the bubble artist/magician worked her magic for about 85 minutes. She blew tiny bubble, big bubbles, rainbow bubbles and bubbles big enough to hold four kids...but more or that.
The show revolves around Ana (the bubble artists rotate) and her bubble machines. She uses smoke, mirrors and lasers to exaggerate the spectacle. Yes the techno, new-age music is cheesy, yes her English is halting. But none of that really matters, when she can create a bubble blizzard or a multi-hued bubble rainbow--it was pure joy for the kids. And her rapport with the pint-sized crowd was excellent.
Yep, for more than an hour the kids we absolutely mesmerized--and the adults were impressed too. Our 4 y.o. was pulled up on stage for the "kid in a bubble trick"--Ana took four youngsters and wrapped them in an enormous bubble. Very cool indeed. If you are looking for good rainy day activities for the 8 and under crowd, this is it. And for those of you too far from NYC to make the show, don't worry, you can buy a full line of Gazillion Bubble Toys.
Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages
340 West 50th St. between 8th and 9th Ave.
Friday 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Wednesday matinee performances start November 25!
Buy Tickets at Telecharge (Tickets start at $41.50 per seat)