347 W. 36th St.
Midtown West, NY 10018
Description: Galli's 'Princess and the Pea' is an uplifting remake of the original Brothers Grimm story about a romantic prince who travels the world to find a true princess to marry. Many fake ones come to impress him, but only the royal princess pea test will reveal the truth. Kids are invited to interact with the actors during this musical show.
Children are also invited to dress up in their favorite fairytale costumes or choose from Galli's costumes. Galli Theater specialists, who engage kids in fun activities including dances and games, will offer an award for the best costumes.
Proceeds of ticket sales today will benefit Dr. Fairytale, a program that combines acting and storytelling to help sick children overcome anxiety and self-doubts. As part of the Dr. Fairytale Program, the theater pays regular visits to the Ronald McDonald House, where cancer-stricken children can enjoy fairytale performances. "Never have I seen kids stand up and fight for their ideas as during these fairytale performances," says Fordham Murdy, the program manager at Ronald McDonald House NY.