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Bring Your Family to Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation!

Photo credit: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

As the weather gets colder and the holiday decor starts taking over the city, we’re all gearing up for an exciting winter season in NYC. If you’re already looking for fun, kid-friendly activities to add to your calendar for upcoming weekends and breaks, then we’ve got you covered. We know how tiring it can be to keep your kiddos entertained once it gets too chilly for the park or other outdoor adventures. That’s why NYC theater is a must-do throughout the winter, and we’ve recently heard about an exciting musical that your kids are sure to love: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh at The Hundred Acre Theatre!

This new musical adaptation has something for the whole family: little ones who’ll enjoy seeing Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin’s friendship on stage, and bigger kids and adults who’ll feel oh-so-nostalgic as they see these iconic characters come to life. If you’re in need of a little reminder of the Winnie the Pooh group, it’ll include: Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Tigger, and Owl.

Featuring the Sherman Brother’s Grammy-award winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of these characters. Get ready to sing along, because these songs are catchy and feel-good! The show features many of the original songs written by Robert and Richard Sherman, including “Winnie the Pooh”, “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers” and “A Rather Blustery Day”. But with a new orchestral score, the show presents a new take on Winnie the Pooh, while at the same time recognizing all the great Winnie the Pooh musical history in Disney, even back to the 1980’s cartoon series.

Photo credit: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

Not only is the music amazing, but the puppets are breathtaking. All the puppets featured in the show were designed and constructed within the walls of Rockefeller Productions by a talented team of artists, designers, patternmakers, builders, welders, and fabricators. So much work went into making these puppets stage-ready, and families are sure to appreciate just how real and adorable they are. You can check out the puppets beforehand if your kids want to see them, but believe us when we say: nothing is like seeing them in-person!

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is developed and presented by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller, produced in association with Disney Theatrical Productions. You can check out the trailer for a sneak peek. Thanks to Theatre Row, this stellar show is made possible: Theatre Row is an Off-Broadway multi-theater complex in the heart of the Theater District that serves as an affordable home for performing artist organizations, and a lively, accessible venue for diverse audiences. We all love a classic Broadway show, but off-Broadway ones like Winnie the Pooh can be just as amazing and affordable for families!

Convinced that you must bring your family to this new show? Well, before you go, note that everyone ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the performance date. In addition, ages 2-12 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Included in the cost of the ticket, is a complimentary COVID rapid test that is available up to 90 minutes before curtain. Masks are required for entry, so be sure to bring yours along. The show runs through January 30th, making it super convenient to choose one of the many showtimes. Ticket prices range $35-$185 depending on the package.

Winnie the Pooh, whether a book, show, movie, or play, never fails to wow audiences, especially the younger ones. We can’t wait for yet another wonderful adaptation of the classic story, now a musical that your kids will be humming for hours after it’s over. Get your tickets now before they sell out! 

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