Guest Post: Review of Flight School, The Musical


How many of us have asked ourselves if we should try to do something although everyone tells us that it’s virtually impossible? Is our will more important than our capabilities? As adults, we know what our limitations are. We can make the best decision based on our knowledge. Now think about little kids. They are still learning their limitations and capabilities and it's impossible to make a difficult decision. What is the process to achieve a means Flight School, The Musical Flight School, The Musical, now playing at the Vital Theatre in NYC, will Read More


Giveaway: A (Tooth) Fairy Tale at the Vital Theatre Company in NYC

Tooth Fairy Tale

The Vital Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of past Vital favorite A (Tooth) Fairy Tale, opening March 16, 2013 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre at 2162 Broadway at W 76th St. With a book by author Ben Winters (Uncle Pirate[musical]; The Last Policeman; Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [novels]), music and lyrics by Rick Hip-Flores (My New York), and direction by Linda Ames Key, A (Tooth) Fairy Tale was hailed in its original Vital Theatre Company production in 2008 as "Written to amuse anyone from 4 to 12, the show is even a treat for Read More


Celebrating Black History with the Vital Theatre’s Show Way

Show Way

Yesterday was one those wonderful days out in New York City where my 9 year-old daughter encountered a very special play.  We were invited to the Vital Theatre, a theatre I have long respected for quality children's entertainment.  I was looking forward to the program, accompanied by a red carpet premiere, but I truly had no idea what we were about to see. Theater can be a powerful educational tool in the lives of children.  It can change the world by unlocking the creative and collaborative potential of children through the simple process of Read More


Win a Family Pack of Tickets to “Angelina Ballerina: The Musical”

One of my daughter's first childhood heroines, right after Dora the Explorer, was Angelina Ballerina.  We read all the books by Katherine Holabird and were transported into her world of dancing and youth.  We read her books over and over again.  When the phase ended, I was disappointed.  I liked her innocence, zest for life, her love of the arts. But this year, the producers of the show moved her experience into the next phase of her life, producing a new show, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS.  Now, as a 7 year-old, she is equally Read More