A couple weekends ago we went to see the Cirque du Soleil show WINTUK that will be running until January 3, 2010, at the WAMU Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. We made it a real family affair: Don, Landon, Grandma Faith, and I drove into NYC.
Wintuk is a family-oriented, enchanting winter tale for all ages. Landon had been exited for days about going to the circus for the first time, and I couldn’t wait to see his reaction to the show.
We had a snack before the show . . .
…and then it was time to go into the theater.
WINTUK features a story about a boy who is looking for snow. Before he finds it, he interacts with a shaman, a mysterious young girl, many acrobats, tribesmen, dancers, and even talking lampposts. The show is playful, musical, and bursts with the energy of 50 performers from all over the world.
For the kids, Cirque du Soleil has little lamps that are replicas of the ones in the show, and Landon loves that it lights up with different colors. Since he loves flashlights, he has been attached to it ever since.
(Really, Mommy, you are asking me to smile in front of paper trees?)
This is what Landon looked like throughout the whole show. As an adult, I would have liked more of a storyline, but this three-year-old didn’t move a muscle — he was so enthralled with everything that was going on onstage. The acrobats and the set were breathtaking. It is unbelievable what some of these artists are able to do with a simple large hoop or long sticks.
After a short intermission . . .
. . . and one overpriced hot dog, the second half of the show was over way too fast. The highlight of the spectacle ends the show: the boy finally gets his wish, and it “snowed” onstage and on us.
We all loved the show, including Grandma. WINTUK was worth the drive into town. Grab your kids and go! They currently have a 30 % discount on children’s tickets! Enter code KIDS25.
Thank you, Cirque du Soleil, for inviting us! I received four tickets; I did not receive any other compensation for this post.