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Alligator Pie: Must-See Off Broadway Musical for the Family This Summer

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Summer is here and we’ve been out exploring and enjoying all that our great city has to offer. This also includes checking out some of the great Off Broadway shows. Recently we got to see SOULPEPPER’s Alligator Pie! It’s a must-see Off Broadway musical for the family. Read on to learn more, plus I’ll tell you how you can win tickets to take your entire family to see the show!

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

Disclosure: Thank you to SOULPEPPER for sponsoring this post! We received complimentary tickets to enjoy the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As always, I only share what I love and think you will too!

This Summer’s Must-See Off Broadway Musical for the Family

Canada’s most acclaimed theater company, SOULPEPPER, just made its New York City debut! In celebration of its 20th season and in honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary as a nation, SOULPEPPER ON 42nd street is presenting four exciting weeks of programming here in NYC this July. They’re featuring a showcase of outstanding plays, musicals, concerts, and cabarets, right here in our backyard at The Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street.

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

This rich celebration of Canadian artistry is one of the largest festivals of its kind going on in NYC this summer. We were happy to join SOULPEPPER for an unforgettable summer experience of ground-breaking theater by checking out one of their shows — Alligator Pie! You can learn more about SOULPEPPER, Alligator Pie and rest of their July programming at www.Soulpepper.org

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

You may already be familiar with Alligator Pie as the popular collection of children’s rhymes written by Dennis Lee. Many generations of Canadian kids have grown up to the poems of Canadian poet Dennis Lee, also known as “Canada’s Father Goose”.

Alligator pie, alligator pie,

If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.

Give away the green grass, give away the sky,

But don’t give away my alligator pie…

You may be most familiar with Dennis Lee, also a songwriter, for his lyrics to Jim Henson’s popular Fraggle Rock.

I had previously heard of Alligator Pie but this was my first time actually hearing other poems from the collection. Big Boy had never heard of Alligator Pie but was delighted to learn that it was the title of a book of kids poems. He thought it was a silly name and it got a giggle out of him!

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

An interesting fact is that this family-friendly production was created by five children, now grown-up creators, who grew up on Alligator Pie. They’ve now created an absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you how fun “play” can be. What’s also fun is that you can tell that these grown-ups are really enjoying being kids again! Each character is just brilliant!

Alligator Pie, Alligator Pie

I love carving out time to spend with just my Big Boy. We’ll go on a little “mommy and me” date every now and then. On this occasion it was just him and I heading to the theater. He was excited! And I thought it was the perfect way to spend a NYC afternoon together.

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

Once we arrived at the Pershing Square Signature Center, we took a little walk around, grabbed a quick snack and got ready for the show.

I must tell you that besides the musical being family-friendly, this theater is family-friendly too! A large open area outside the theater itself is perfect for families to grab a bite to eat before or after the show. There’s a nice little shop there too.

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

The theater itself is small and intimate enough that every seat in the house is a good seat. We were seated right in the middle of the theater. We had a perfect view and we settled in to enjoy the show. Another cool thing is that right before the show started they allowed people to move closer to the stage and fill in any empty seats. I thought that was pretty neat since tickets are all the same price but not sure if that happens all the time. Still, we decided to stay in our own seats since the view was a great one.

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

A word of caution though. During the show do make sure the kids keep the noise down to a minimum. We were told to keep our noise level down by a staff member after we fumbled to open a bag of popcorn. Oops, sorry! Of course laughter at appropriate times seems acceptable but do expect that proper theater behavior is required. In other words, leave the littlest family members at home if you suspect they won’t be able to sit quietly through an hour and a half performance.

Alligator Pie brings music, invention, and delicious imagination together and I’m sure the entire family will enjoy it. My Big Boy and I laughed and sang along. He was in awe of a couple of magical scenes. Then left the theater asking to see it again.

Alligator Pie is filled with the wonders of childhood from beginning to end and I truly enjoyed recalling what it felt like to be a kid again. Honestly, I wanted to be the one on stage playing dress up and popping bubble wrap! oh the joys of childhood…

Alligator Pie: An absolutely delightful award-wining must-see Off-Broadway musical for the family that celebrates the written word and reminds you to be a kid again!

Although this is a 5 man show (actually 4 men, 1 woman) it’s action packed — filled with song, rhythms, beats, humor and some pretty funky outfits! Never a dull moment! Big Boy thought it was fun throughout and I enjoyed watching him giggle with delight at the silliness of it all.

If you see any show with the kids this summer, this is the one you’ll want to enjoy together! It’s a perfectly delightful musical. Plus, the fact that it’s taking place at The Pershing Square Signature Theater makes it even more enjoyable. It’s not an overwhelmingly huge theater, where #nyckids and #nycparents alike will feel comfortable enough to sit back and enjoy the show. Then let your imagination run wild! Alligator pie, Alligator pie… (I really can’t stop singing the song in my head

Take a sneak peek at the show by watching this video trailer for Alligator Pie.

We loved this family-friendly musical so much that we want all of you to enjoy it too! On Instagram we’re giving away a two (2) “family fun packs” of four (4) tickets each so you and your family can check out the show on Saturday, July 29th at 1:30PM EST here in NYC at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Head on over to our Instagram for your chance to enter to win! Contest ends on July 22nd at 12 AM EST. And since sharing is caring, make sure to tag a friend on Insatgram and share this giveaway with them too! They’ll thank you for sharing the must-see Off Broadway musical for the family this summer!

You can also go here to learn how to get 35% OFF when purchasing tickets to any SOULPEPPER performance, including Alligator Pie.

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21 thoughts on “Alligator Pie: Must-See Off Broadway Musical for the Family This Summer

    1. Hey Lyla! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, we are so lucky to have amazing family friendly productions happening all around us in NYC. I’m making it a point to take the kiddos to see more of them. They love this stuff and I love how it taps into their imaginations. So fun! This one was a great one to see!

    1. Thanks Carrie! I’m making it a point to try to see more. I’m very lucky that here in NYC we have access to so many great productions. Hopefully you’ll get to see a musical soon!

    1. Hi Milena! Yeah I had never been and it looked so big from the outside that I expected something much larger. Really liked how intimate it felt and the show was great fun!

  1. This performance looks like it was a lot of fun. It is great to expose kids to theater and other forms of performing art so they know that the internet is not everything. So different than growing up without computers.

    1. Hi Paula! Yes, you are so right! My kids are so into the tech stuff but I love that they also love the arts. It’s so nice when I can take them to a see a show or check out an art museum. They enjoy it so much!

  2. This play sounds really good. definitely one for the family. I am hoping to get to the theater this weekend to see Beauty and The Beast that a friend directed if weather permits.

    1. Hi Rebecca! That sounds like so much fun! Years ago I got to see Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and it was magical. Enjoy the show and fingers crossed the weather cooperates!

  3. How fun! I love getting time to spend with my kids one-on-one, and seeing Alligator Pie would be a great way to do that!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Crystal. My kids are 6 yrs apart so they enjoy different thing. It’s nice when I can take the time to enjoy those things with them one-on-one and Alligator Pie was the perfect little date for my boy and I. 💕

  4. What a great show to see! My kids are just getting to the age where they enjoy going to plays and things like this so I am looking forward to taking them to a few now! We can all enjoy it now that they are older.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Emily! Yes, it’s so nice when they get old enough to enjoy a play or a show. I too am looking forward to enjoy more of them with my kiddos. 😁

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