Our family went to The Beacon Theatre last weekend, Saturday to be exact, to watch Bob the Builder LIVE Spuds Big Mess and it was fantastic! We drove 5 hours to NYC after winning four family tickets to Bob the Builder LIVE Spuds Big Mess over at Resourceful Mommy’s blog. We took our suburban as there were five of us; hubs, the three children and myself. Baby K was under 1 year of age so he didn’t need a ticket since he could sit on Daddy’s lap through the show.
We arrived a few minutes late after driving around NYC for literally one hour trying to find a parking spot, I finally just told hubs to drop the two older children and myself off at the corner of the Beacon Theatre so that we could get in before the show started. Unfortunately we did get in there about 5 minutes late.
As the ushers sat us, Bob and his friends were on stage chatting it up and singing. AJ had his Bob the Builder hard hat on, Ki and AJ each had a sign to hold up as they smiled and danced with Bob and his friends. We were up in the balcony type area so we could see over the whole stage and boy did we enjoy the view.
About 20 minutes into the show my husband arrived, after walking 6 plus blocks with Baby K. All three children enjoyed waving their arms and singing along with Bob the Builder LIVE. At one point we all had to blow really, really hard to get the windmills to work. It was fun and definitely worth doing all over again.
The show was all about keeping our environment clean and using team work to do this. Bob the Builder is all about team work and watching him live was amazing!
The children liked seeing the windmills and my oldest fast noticed that they were talking about windmills for alternative energy and guess what? We have a windmill farm in the next town over, so she thought it was really cool to hear Bob talking about using windmills for clean energy.
We had to leave shortly after intermission because AJ had decided he was done. He started to run up and down the aisles and didn’t understand why Bob was not on stage the WHOLE show! Everytime there was a skit that didn’t involve Bob the Builder, AJ decided the show was over and proceeded to run up and down try to get out the door of the theatre.
After numerous arguements with AJ and others giving us a look, we finally decided that AJ had been in there his “time limit” and we mosied on out without disturbing others to walk our 6 blocks back to our suburban.
So we had a fantastic time at the show, even though we left a bit earlier than when it ended, we did see a majority of it and I would highly recommend everyone who has young children see this show!
The Beacon Theatre is also a sight to see, it’s an amazing theatre and I would most certainly go there for another event!
Side note: do not park within 5 feet of a fire hydrant in NYC, unless you want to bring home a parking ticket as a souvenir.