We love watching Disney’s Phineas and Ferb on TV, so when we found out the show was hitting the road and coming to Houston we knew we wanted to be there. Even better? It happened to be on December 30, which was Annie’s birthday!
We went to an afternoon show which ran about an hour long with a short intermission halfway through. My just turned six-year-old daughter and ten year-old son both loved it…but Annie probably enjoyed it the most.
1. We loved that they incorporated a TV/screen component into the show…bringing each character “to life” from the show by having them go down a slide onto the stage. They used video throughout the show to enhance songs and “fight scenes” between Dr. Doffenshmirtz and Perry which were really well done.
2. Squirrels on my pants song. LOVED it! You’ll recognize more than the theme song in this production if you watch the show. My kids sang along to many different songs and we ALL LOVED the squirrel rap by Candace. So funny!
3. Audience participation. They encouraged kids to get involved right from the start before the show when an MC asked audience members trivia questions. Throughout the show we were able to shout out things at different times including our ideas for the gang’s show (adding to Buford’s request that it include Monster Trucks and the Fireside Girls suggestion that there be marshmellows). Those directly in front of the stage (I’m guesssing the most expensive tickets) got to play with beach balls, have confetti thrown on them and several audience members were even selected to come on stage.
We’ve been to productions brought to town by Feld Entertainment before and what I love about this group is that they cater to the family in a couple of ways:
1. You can get tickets for as low as $15.00 (and there’s really not a bad seat in the house),
2. The show is short enough to hold the attention of the youngest members of your family but still funny enough to engage the older ones, and
3. They offer several different showtimes during the day.
If you are going to see this show and trying not to spend a lot of money, wear your Perry t-shirts and forego the $12.0o cotton candy and pricey souvenirs. For a family of four, it’s just a tad more than going to see a movie if you get the least expensive seats.
Because it was Annie’s birthday we sprung for a pennant and t-shirt and if the line were shorter, I would have gotten a photograph taken against a Phineas and Ferb backdrop (I’m a sucker for pictures and they weren’t too pricey – just $15.00).
All-in-all, we had a great time and while the show probably was most appropriate for the four-to-seven age group, there were kids (and adults!) of all ages singing and having fun. It was a great family outing and I encourage you to check it out. Check out the spring tour schedule here as well as more information about the show.
My family and I were invited to attend the Phineas and Ferb Live Show in Houston at no-charge in order to review, but I received no other compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.