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'Fashion Academy the Musical': A Child Reviews a Children's Show

'Fashion Academy the Musical': A Child Reviews a Children's Show


Fashion Academy The Musical is a new production at Vital Theatre Company, the Upper West Side organization that produces musicals for kids. Based on the book Fashion Academy, by mother-daughter team Sheryl Berk and 13-year-old Carrie Berk, the show tells the story of MacKenzie “Mickey” Williams, a Philadelphia girl who follows her dream of being a fashion designer by enrolling in the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn—only to find her peers there no more accepting of her than those she left behind. NYMetroParents editorial director Michael Kress received complementary tickets to see the show with two of his daughters and invited a representative of the show’s target audience--his 9-year-old daughter, Adira--to offer her thoughts. Here is her review:

When MacKenzie Williams sees a video and find out she can go to Fashion Academy of Brooklyn, she decides she will go to Fashion Academy of Brooklyn. When MacKenzie goes to Fashion Academy of Brooklyn, she finds four friends. Their names are: Jade, East, West, and JC. All her friends don’t like her style. MacKenzie didn’t act like herself. Then a fashion show comes, and in that fashion show she used her own style. Now MacKenzie knows to always use her own style and not to be embarrassed about her clothes.



I think the show is for kids of all ages, not just girls. The outfit that MacKenzie made when she came to school everyone laughed at, but she still wore it. At the fashion show, MacKenzie did not win, but at least she put her effort into it. We learn from this that it doesn't matter what you wear. Even though the students were teasing her, she still wore it. One person put her true heart into it and didn't care what other people think.

Details About 'Fashion Academy The Musical'

Fashion Academy The Musical is running through Feb. 28th at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, just east of Broadway. Shows are on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00 for regular seats and 40.00 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212) 579-0528.

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 Adira Kress is 9 years old and is in third grade. Her father's name is Michael and her mother's name is Stephanie. Adira has two sisters. Adira likes to put together outfits. 

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