Last Sunday was a big day for my boys. After church we enjoyed lunch with my parents, sister, and brother-in-law. When lunch was finished, we headed to Memphis (an easy 1 1/2 hour drive from our home in Northeast Arkansas) to see Super Why Live: You’ve Got the Power! Thankfully the drive gave the little ones a chance to get a nap in before the show. It had been over 10 years since I had been to the Orpheum theater, but it was just as beautiful as I remembered. Even though it is located in the heart of downtown Memphis, a the corner of Beale Street and Main, parking was not an issue. We quickly found a spot just across the street from the theater.
Having never taken my kids to a live show of this kind, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the show or from my boys. (My youngest is only 18 months old after all.) It was a great experience though! I was impressed on both accounts. The lights, fun music, aerial stunts, and of course seeing their favorite Super Why characters was more than enough to get both of my kiddos excited and keep them entertained for the duration of the show. If only we had video of Stanton dancing and head bobbing! Kids (and parents and grandparents) of all ages could be seen in the audience, and the show offered something for everyone. I had lots of fun watching the show myself, and even more fun watching my boys enjoy it. I was also pleased that there was a short intermission break. This gave us a chance to grab a snack at the concession stand and let the kids stretch their legs for a minute or two. It also allowed this pregnant mommy a chance for a quick potty break. 🙂 Then it was back to more singing, dancing, and searching for super letters (large red letters, projected to different areas of the theater) with Super Why and the gang from Storybrook Village. We also learned the answer to the question, who has the greatest super power? By the end of the show, my youngest was starting to get restless, but he stayed interested in the show, and we avoided a meltdown. Overall, it was a great family outing!
If you have some big Super Why fans in your house, I definitely recommend checking out one of the upcoming shows on their tour. My little Lincoln was still talking about the show yesterday!
Disclaimer: Mommy the Zookeeper was provided promotional tickets in order to write the above review. However, all statements are 100% mine. Your opinions may differ.
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It’s almost here! Sunday afternoon I will be headed to Memphis to see Super Why Live with my boys! The show is going to take place at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre, and I have no doubt that we will have a great time. I can’t wait to see my little ones dancing and singing along with Super Why, Woofster, and the rest of the gang. Have you ordered your tickets yet? If not, today is your lucky day! Check out the link below to SAVE on your tickets with a Groupon Deal of the Day! This is an awesome savings! I hope to see you there!
Sunday, July 22 at 3:30 pm our family will be settling into our seats at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis to watch Super Why Live: You’ve Got the Power! Our little zoo members are definitely excited about this. When I told Lincoln, he said, “Super Why!” and ran to me for a high five. He’s obviously a Super Why! fan. It was the first show he actually watched, and it’s still a favorite at our house. Super Why and the Super Readers have succeeded at making learning fun for my little ones without annoying Mommy at all. Actually, Woofster is my favorite. 🙂
A little about Super WHY from the makers…
“Reading is power and Super WHY is the only preschool property created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures. Produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises in conjunction with DHX Media, the series has a groundbreaking multimedia aesthetic – with a winning combination of two- and three-dimensional animation formats, relatable and engaging characters and immersive environments. The program represents a novel approach to preschool educational television, featuring a team of superhero characters with literacy-based powers, who jump into books to find answers to everyday preschool challenges.”
Want to join us at the Memphis show? CLICK HERE for ticket information.
Check these upcoming tour dates for a show near you!
Wednesday, July 18
Monroe Civic Center – Jack Howard Theater
Friday, July 20
BJCC Concert Hall
Saturday, July 21
The Tennessee Theatre
Sunday, July 22
The Orpheum Theatre
Tuesday, July 24
Wednesday, July 25
N. Charleston, SC
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Friday, July 27
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, July 28
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, July 29
Miami Beach, FL
Be sure to visit www.superwhylive.com to sign up to receive the latest tour news and announcements and follow @superwhylive on Twitter.
We can’t wait to see what the residents of Storybrook Village have in store for us!