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mulan comes to the east village (and a giveaway!)

The Red Poppy Ladies, a world-renowned percussion group from China, is performing MULAN THE MUSICAL here in NYC, now through September 13th at La Mama Theatre in the East Village. Millie and I had a chance to check out a performance this past weekend, and we really enjoyed it!

Truthfully, I wasn't sure what to expect -- I knew they were a drumming group, but I wasn't sure how they would be able to translate their sound into a story, much less the one of Mulan, the young girl who disguises herself as a man and selflessly goes to war so her ailing father is able to stay home. Well, all I can say is WOW. The drumming was amazing; I couldn't believe how well the ladies synchronized throughout the performance, and not just on the drums... the "fan dance" was one of my favorite parts.

With the assistance of a screen in the background, the moving story of Mulan's bravery is shared with the audience. That was helpful as it allowed me to give Millie a "Cliff Notes" version of what was going on as the story progressed. We left the performance thoroughly entertained, and the only down side was Millie asked me for a drum set on the way home. Meanwhile, I was reminded once again of one of the major positives to living in a major city -- the access to performances like this one. I would highly recommend this show (and I'd say it's appropriate for age 4 and above).

I'm VERY EXCITED to be giving away 4 tickets to a performance of MULAN THE MUSICAL. Check out the easy entries on Rafflecopter, and I'll announce a winner next Thursday, July 31st. Good luck!

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Globetrotting Mommy said...

This looks so fun! My daughter would love to go.

mommytipsbycole said...

My girls would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Onica said...

We loved the movies so naturally would love to see Mulan the Musical. :)

Monica said...

You always have the scoop on the best things to do in the city with kiddos. I think that mine would enjoy this one! Loved your post too.

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