Theater Review: 'Gazillion Bubble Show: The Next Generation'
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Postscript: It’s been three months since her Bubble debut, and Bella is still bedazzled by the experience. According to her grandmother, her favorite new pastime is recreating the show on the porch, casting herself as Melody.
What: Gazillion Bubble Show: The Next Generation
Where: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St. (between Eighth and Ninth avenues), Manhattan
When: Wednesday at 11am and 2 pm; Friday at 7pm; Saturday, at 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm; Sunday at 12pm and 3pm
Running Time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: $49.50-$69.50; Bubble Zone VIP Seats are $99.50 and include “incredibubble seats,” VIP pass, a Gazillion Bubble toy, 8” x 10” photo of the performer with autograph opportunity, and discount on additional merchandise.
Age Range: The very young on up, and all must have tickets to enter the theater. To accommodate children ages 2 and younger, “lap seats” can be purchased at the box office for $20 (cash only).
Photo Op: Following the show, kids and adults can have their photos taken (alone or together) inside a big bubble. The cost is $20 and the pictures are distributed in the lobby in about 15-20 minutes. (Check out the website’s “Me in a Bubble” Gallery for ideas.)
Before You Go: Visit gazillionbubbleshow.com/nyc to purchase tickets, watch videos, play “The Bubble Game,” and shop the Bubble Store (offering a pretty extensive collection of motorized bubble blowers, including a number of Disney tie-ins (Toy Story, Nemo, Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, etc.) and Sesame Street characters. (Note: There is also a pretty comprehensive bubble boutique at the theater.)
A Bubble-istic Birthday Bash
Like most kid-centric productions, the Gazillion Bubble Show offers birthday packages for large and small groups of pint-sized revelers. The GBS version, however, comes packed with a galaxy of goodies unlike those offered anywhere else in the city:
• Stage appearance for the birthday child
• A free bubble toy for the birthday child, given out during the stage appearance
• Meet and greet with the performer, with photo and autograph opportunity for the whole party
• Goodie bags for all children
• Free “Me in a Bubble” photo for the birthday child
• Bubble-themed gift for the birthday child
• 50 percent off “Me in a Bubble” photo vouchers for all guests
• Discounted ticket rate for group (separate from the party cost)
Small Package (up to 12 guests): $250
Medium Package (up to 25 guests): $350
Large Package (more than 25 guests): $400
Note: Pricing does not include sales tax or gratuity.
For more information, call 866-642-9849 or visit gazillionbubbleshow.com/nyc.
Celeb Sightings at the ‘Gazillion Bubble Show’
Julia Roberts with her children Hazel and Phinnaeus
Tom Cruise and daughter Suri
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Kathie Lee Gifford
Liev Schreiber and son Alexander