If you’re one of the bajillion or so parents whose life soundtrack consists of songs sung by animated princesses (and the children who love them), well, have we got the holiday show for you: Philadelphia Theatre Company is bringing back its wildly popular A Dream Is a Wish: Princess Holiday Concert this year, for one day only — December 16.
The show, which is a live concert sing-along, features nine favorite princesses — Sofia, Cinderella, Elsa, Mulan, Moana, Belle, and more. The narrative of the performance is lovely — the grownup princesses teach Sofia the benefits of being herself — but for my money, the sing-along portion is the real highlight: Everyone gets a chance to belt out their favorite tunes, from “Jingle Bells” to “Let It Go,” along with some of their favorite movie characters.
As if all of this isn’t magical enough for your little theater-goer, there’s also this: The ticket price includes a post-show princess meet-and-greet reception, complete with photo ops, cider and cookies. The kids — princesses and princes alike — are encouraged to come in costume, for a little extra adorableness.
If you’re into the idea of catching a performance, you should know that the show quickly sold out last year. Happily, this year, PTC is offering two shows (and one is sensory-friendly). Details are below!
Here, the details:
What: Philadelphia Theatre Company’s A Dream Is a Wish: Princess Holiday Concert
When: December 16, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (The 6 p.m. show is sensory-friendly.)
For whom: The show, which runs just under 60 minutes, is family-friendly and aimed at children 3 years and up.
Where: The Suzanne Roberts Theatre
How: The seating is reserved in advance; get your ticket ($35 a person) here. You can also get four-ticket packages at a 10-percent discount.