The kids are not new to watching performances but one speaking entirely in Mandarin is a first! Plus the cub doesn’t warm up to not-too-familiar characters easily, I was hesitant to get tickets to watch the show. Thanks to RWS for complimentary tickets, we got to bring the kids for the show to see for ourselves how they would like it!
I did prep the cub by showing him some YouTube episodes of 喜羊羊与灰太狼 the night before and en route to RWS as well, so that the memories of the characters would be fresh in his mind! Luckily it didn’t take too long for the show to start after we were seated. In his usual style, the cub was about to tell us he was scared and wants to go home but got distracted by the 小精灵 who did the opening.
By kids’ standards, the show was pretty lengthy at about 90minutes. I was expecting my kids to doze off halfway through the show because it started around 7.45pm and they usually sleep around 8.30pm.
So it says a lot about how much they like the show if they can last till minutes before it ended. Even my baby girl who has no qualms about sleeping whenever she wanted and wherever she was, did her best to watch as much as she could before nodding her head off.
What I like and yet, don’t quite like about the show is the interaction. I like that they had plenty of interaction with the kids – characters moving amongst the audience, getting audience to answer questions, throwing balls for audience to pass around, etc. What I don’t quite like that some parts of the interaction was so draggy!
Reading the synopsis provided on the site did get me somewhat confused as the show was hardly anything described. But really, do the kids bother as long as they had fun? And would I bother, if the kids loved it? Nah.