Yes, I spent Saturday afternoon hanging out with the one and only Strawberry Shortcake. And? It rocked. Or as SS would say, "It was BERRY Awesome."
It really was an adorable show - full of catchy tunes and good messages of friendship and girl power. Zoe LOVED every moment of it. She didn't sit down for more than a few seconds and at the end she actually rushed the stage like a rabid fangirl (check out video below - we may have to have a talk about things like this later in life...).
The show was really cute and the girls who played all the "berry" characters from "berry bitty city" were adorable and sweet. We had a VIP "strawberry milk and cookies" party to start off the show, and Zoe almost died when she got to meet and hug all the characters.
For us moms it was a walk down memory lane. I think whenever we get to do these things with our kids the memories of being 5 come flooding back.
While this was the US debut of the show, the show has been touring in Canada since January.
The production also brings to life her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, and Cherry Jam and features original and fan favorite songs from the hit TV show, “Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures,” currently airing on The Hub network in the U.S. The musical adventure takes audiences to the whimsical land of Berry Bitty City where the whole town is buzzing with anticipation for the Glitzy Glaze Talent Show.
Additional tour dates include:
February 7 – Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater (6:00pm)
February 8 – Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (6:00pm)
February 9 - Coral Springs, FL - Coral Springs Center for the Arts (1:00pm)
February 10 – Melbourne, FL - King Center for Performing Arts (1:00pm)
February 16 - North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theater (1:00pm & 4:00pm)
February 17 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1:00pm)
February 19 – Guelph, ON – River Run Centre (6:30pm)
February 20 – London, ON – Centennial Hall (6:30pm)
February 21 – Windsor, ON - Chrysler Theatre (6:30pm)
February 22 – Chatham, ON - Chatham Capitol Theatre (6:30pm)
February 23 – Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place (1:00pm)
February 24 – Kingston, ON - Grand Theatre (1:00pm)
February 26 – Cornwall, ON - Aultsville Theatre (6:30pm)
February 27 – Ottawa, ON - Centrepointe Theatre (6:30pm)
February 28 – Peterborough, ON - Showplace Performance Theatre (6:30pm)
March 2 - Belleville, ON - Empire Theatre (1:00pm)
March 3 – Oshawa, ON - Regent Theatre (1:00pm)
March 9 – Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre (1:00pm)
March 10 – Westbury, NY - Theater at Westbury (1:00pm)
March 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Devos Performance Hall (1:00pm)
Yes, that is Zoe bouncing up and down and waving in the front...
*disclosure: I was provided tickets for Zoe and I to see the show and attend the VIP meet and great before the show. Opinions are my own.