Hearing the name Winnie the Pooh evokes a sweetness to it, doesn’t it? The loveable bear and his band of forest friends can now be seen at Theatre Row with Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation!
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, and made by Rockefeller Productions alongside Disney Theatrical Productions, the production follows Winnie the Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Tigger, Winnie as they “travel” through the seasons, looking for honey and their playful adventures along the way.
It was such a joy to watch this world come to life and see these beloved characters as stunning life-size and moveable puppets (see more about these amazing puppets here) that are embodied by a talented group of actors — both in the characters’ voices and stature. Jake Bazel was incredible as Pooh, embodying Pooh’s mannerisms and tenderness as well as Emmanuel Elpenord who played Eeyore, Rabbit & Owl Chris Palmieri as Tigger; Kirsty Moon who played Piglet/Roo and Kristina Dizon who played Kanga/Owl.
The set was also incredible that beautifully captured the world of Hundred Acres Wood that changed through the seasons and adapted to the antics of Tigger’s bouncing or Pooh finding himself stuck in a tree, or his sweet moments with Christopher Robin. The show also features familiar songs by the Sherman Brothers and A.A. Milne that will have both new and old fans singing and dancing to.
After the show, we even had the opportunity to meet Pooh and Piglet and take pictures with them on the stage. A special and memorable show, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh is filled with creativity and heart that tells the classic story we all know in a fresh, reimagined version your kids (and you!) will love.
NOTE: Additionally, masks are required as is vaccinations for those 12 and over and a negative PCR COVID test within three days of the performance or a negative antigen COVID test within 6 hours of showtime for those under 12. They have an on-site COVID testing van right in front of the theater to provide free rapid on-site testing up to 2.5 hours before curtain time and provide results in 15 minutes. Parents are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before curtain time to ensure a negative test before entering the theatre. Activities will also be provided for young people during the short wait for the results.
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Tickets:
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenues)
Get your tickets at https://winniethepoohshow.com/tickets