December 20, 2015

Peppa Pig Live

Today we went to see Peppa Pig Live at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Boston. The show lasted about 90 minutes with a brief intermission about an hour into the show.

We sat in the middle section of the upstairs balcony.

Some notes and observances on the show:

  • Very surprised to see Peppa Pig as a puppet on wheels. I thought all the characters would be like Daddy Pig and be someone in costume.
  • They spent a lot of time singing which is quite different than the actual show.
  • It was good that they got some crowd interactions
  • They had a place where you could take picture by a Peppa Pig sign, but it was too close to the entrance. Most people missed it due to the large crowds coming in.
  • Wasn't sure if photography was allowed. I got stop carrying in a camera but the security guy wasn't clear about the rules. I did see people taking pictures and some video of the show.
  • Most people arrived about 20 minutes to show time.
  • Most of kids didn't sit too well after the intermission break. I was looking around after the intermission and could clearly tell that kids we not into it anymore.

Some observations on the Orpheum Theatre

  • The Orpheum is an old theater and the seats in the balcony seemed pretty old and a bit uncomfortable.
  • If you do attend something at the Orpheum, arrive early for a good experience. The main entrance is small and can get very crowded very quickly. Arrive early and get a drink and snack before the show!
  • Not a great place for kid shows. Couple of reasons:
    • The seats in the upstairs balcony didn't have enough height differential between rows. So if an Adult sat in front of a kid, the kid would have move his head just to see the show.
    • After the show got over, it took a long time to get out of the theater. I can't imagine what it would be like if they needed to evacuate the theater in an emergency.
  • I thought it was weird that they had beer and wine for sale. (You could buy a bottle of wine for $35)
  • They could have been created a special pink juice drink for kids and named it the Peppa Splash or something.
  • We parked at the Boston Commons garage as most people did. This is the cheapest parking near the theater, only $16 on a Sunday. It's about a 10 minute walk to the theater.

We had a good time and My daughter liked the show, and that's all the really matters. However, given the choice of a Peppa Pig and and Disney on Ice, I think she may want to see Disney on Ice.

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