One of my favorite things about being a parent is watching my daughter experience new things for the first time. There’s an excitement that can’t be contained (she actually squeals with excitement), and it is such a heartwarming moment when you have opened her eyes to another facet of the world. This past weekend we had one of these special moments. Thanks to Intro NYC, our family was invited to the premiere of the Off-Broadway musical, Can Do Duck.
Can Do Duck is a motivational musical, based on a popular children’s book series with the same name, geared towards children and families. The lovely tale follows two families, a human family and a duck family, who go on a journey of trying new things, learning to work together, embracing the differences in everyone, and the importance of never giving up. The message of “I say I can, I make a plan, I get right to it, and then I do it,” is beautifully sprinkled throughout the musical, hammering in that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything (the same message my dad told me from a very young age). I personally think there is no better lesson to ingrain in a young child’s mind than if they try hard enough, the possibilities are endless.
So what did my daughter think? She LOVED it! Throughout the entire show she was mesmerized, entertained, and in awe. She loved the characters, the songs, the dancing, and the interactiveness. She was intently listening during the entire show, laughing along at other times, and racing to the front to be brought up on stage. She absolutely adored it, and I’ve overheard her telling her best friends all about it. You know it’s good when it is not forgotten by the next day.
What did I think? It was great! It was entertaining for parents are well. The songs were catchy, the actors were talented, and it had a fabulous storyline. Though it is obviously geared toward the youngin’s (ages 3-11), the message is just as pertinent to adults as it is for the younger set. If you believe you can, plan out how you are going to make it happen, and go to work on it, it’s the only way that you’ll achieve all that you want out of life.
I totally recommend Can Do Duck, the musical, for all families to see. It’s a whole lot of fun, and you’ll leave feeling inspired. Who could ask for more?
If you’d like to take your lil’ one to see Can Do Duck, the musical, it is playing for a limited time (February 8th-March 8th) at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project. If you would like to learn more about Can Do Duck, or would like to grab your tickets now (Use special promo code INTRONYC, to get 50% off for Simply Bubbly readers), you can head HERE! Also, don’t forget to check out Can Do Duck on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!