Yesterday, The Hubs and I took both kidlets to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out!, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. My five-year old son is a “Yo Gabba” pro, having seen them at Radio City Music Hall in NYC a few years back, but this was the first time that his three-year old sister would see a live action show like this. Now, my daughter loves “Yo Gabba Gabba.” She sings along to all the songs and dances when she’s watching it on television from the comfort and security of her own living room. I wasn’t quite sure how she would react to seeing DJ Lance, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee in person plush, but I had nothing to fear – we all had a blast.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out! is filled with so much energy and fun combined with lots of dancing and singing. The expression on my daughter’s face when the Gabba gang came on stage was just priceless. She threw her hands and multicolored light in the air and waved them like she just didn’t care!
We all sang and danced along to our favorite Yo Gabba tunes including “Hold Still,” “There’s A Party In My Tummy,” “I Love Bugs” and of course, “Get The Sillies Out.” There was a Super Music Friends Show segment that featured saxophone player Michael Park that literally had everyone jumping around.
The Hubs and I were most excited when Biz Markie came on stage for Biz’s Beat Of The Day. It’s one of our favorite segments of the TV series. Biz had several kids come up on stage from the audience and gave them each a beat to repeat. All of the kids were great and I was surprised at how good some of them were at beat boxing in front of a large crowd. Biz then got behind a turntable and started cranking out some MJ tunes which had all the adults in our section up, dancing and cheering!
The show ended with the song “Goodbye” with my daughter singing along and waving to each character as they left the stage. Bubbles were blown and confetti burst out from cannons on each side of the stage, which was a really fun way for the kids to leave. My kidlets scooped up a bunch of colorful pieces of paper and streamers and jammed them all into my purse to take home.
In total, the show was about 80 minutes in length with a 10-15 minute intermission in the middle. It was the perfect length for kids. I thought that my son might be a little too old for this show, but he had as much fun as any of us. He jumped around, sang and waved his little light wand all around during the show. My daughter immediately asked when we could come back to see the show again! She’s still talking about how Toodee cried when she was leaving the stage, but says it is okay and she’ll see her again real soon!
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out! is currently touring the US. To see if there are any upcoming performances in your area, visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com/events.
Now it’s your turn to share. Who is your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba character?
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