Manhattan
Let's Get Social!
Want to win LEGOLAND NY Resort tickets? Enter the First Day of School photo contest!

Embark on an Interactive Theater Show for Kids Through Central Park

Embark on an Interactive Theater Show for Kids Through Central Park


Imagine strolling through Central Park when suddenly, a magical fairy appears, asking to help find seven teeth for his cousin, the Tooth Fairy. It sounds farfetched, but not if you suspend belief because anything is possible in this interactive theater experience.

Accomplice the Show is a different kind of theater performance that combines improvisation with a scavenger hunt, all while roaming the streets of New York City. It’s sort of like a walking tour meets imaginative, comedic storytime, and is a unique way to walk through the city.

Starting this month, Accomplice is introducing a new children’s story called The Quest for the Seven Teeth. Franklin, the Tooth Fairy’s cousin, needs to replace seven teeth that he lost, and employs children in the group to help him in Central Park.

This two-hour show is designed for children ages 5-8 to solve puzzles by playing games and making crafts, imploring kids to expand their imaginations and creativity.

Betsy Salamon, founder and producer of Accomplice, created the theater group in 2004. The group has four shows and gained recognition from celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris and Howard Stern. Some of the shows include a crime story in Lower Manhattan, a superhero story on the Upper East Side, and a missing person case in Greenwich Village. Salamon explained that saw the opportunity to create a kids-only show as a birthday party idea, and a way to have the kids stay off of their electronic devices.



“We intentionally blur the lines between what is real and what is contrived and, in doing so, allow audiences to suspend their actual lives and play along,” Salamon says in a statement. 

Unlike a dinner theater, there are no surprises or twists that might startle or scare you along the way. The actors may rehearse their lines, but they are also quick on their feet (figuratively and literally) to improvise any unforeseen situation that might come up without breaking character.

As of now, bookings for The Quest for the Seven Teeth are limited to private groups of 10 children with five accompanying adults for $1,000. Preview dates for this show are on Sunday, June 5 at 1pm, and June 19 and 26 at 12pm and 1pm for $40.

For more information on other shows—such as the other new, ladies-only story based on Cinderella called The Quest for the Missing Slipper—visit accomplicetheshow.com.
 

Above photo: Kids are led through Central Park in The Quest for the Seven Teeth.
Photo courtesy of Accomplice the Show 

RELATED: 'School of Rock': Meet the Kids in the Band

Subscribe to Our Weekend Planner Newsletter




Want more content like this?


More Family Activities Articles:

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in New York City this weekend. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of happen...


Latest News:

Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Enjoy these fun things to do this weekend with your kids in Queens. Start planning your weekend now with our robust list of the top things to do in Qu...


Family Activities:

Discoveries—Dream Together: Pinhole Pictures

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Sep. 19, 2021

For youth and adults with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectru...



Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.
Samantha Neudorf

Author: Samantha Neudorf is a former editor at NYMetroParents. See More

Featured Listings:

Imagine Works Youth Theatre

Imagine Works Youth Theatre

Imagine Works Youth Theatre believes that every child can follow their dreams! We are a unique program in which our students perform musicals and play...

Diller-Quaile School of Music (The)

Diller-Quaile School of Music (The)

New York, NY The Diller-Quaile School of Music was founded in 1920 by pianists Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile. Since the School?s founders believed that the ca...

Just Kidding at Symphony Space

Just Kidding at Symphony Space

New York, New York Introduce Your Children to the Arts with the Best Family Entertainment Every Weekend! Just Kidding at Symphony Space offers one of the most exciti...

Play On! Studios

Play On! Studios

Upper West Side , Through their camps, after school classes, and private lessons, Play On! Studios offer exceptional theater and music opportunities to NYC kids. Their ...