My Little Pony Live!
Fri Apr 25 2008
I'll admit it: As a child of the '80s, I was a fan of My Little Pony. If I remember correctly, I think a pink one named Cotton Candy was my favorite. When I heard that My Little Pony Live!: The World's Biggest Tea Party was coming to Madison Square Garden to celebrate the horse's 25th anniversary (Has it really been that long?!), I decided to take one of the franchise's newer fans, my 4-year-old cousin Amanda, to see the show. So, last night, Amanda, her parents, her 6-year-old brother, Daniel, and I arrived at MSG along with dozens of other pony fans. The 90-minute show—with a 15-minute intermission—was kind of what I expected: A simple plot about seven friends from Ponyville planning a tea party. While the adults in the audience may have been a bit freaked out by the large ponies clomping around the stage, no one under seven seemed to mind. Kids were dancing in the aisles and singing along to songs like "I'm a Little Teapot." Amanda used the paper tea kettle everyone was given to pretend she was at the party and had a blast screaming out the names of the ponies as they came on stage—Minty, Rarity the Unicorn, Wysteria, Pinkie Pie. Even Daniel (who was a bit apprehensive about going to a "show for girls") enjoyed it—especially the confetti at the end. I tried to take some pictures of the colorful horses to post, but as Daniel reminded me, there is no flash photography at the theater: "You should know better," he told me.
The ponies are in town through Sunday 27 and there are still plenty of tickets available. Check out our listing for more information.
Have you seen the show? If so, what did you think?