My family got to enjoy the first performance of Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour live on stage, at the Sioux City Orpheum on February 3rd, 2024, thanks to press passes from the production company, a division of Cirque du Soleil. I'm excited to share our experience with other families to help you decide if going to see Baby Shark might be a great fit for your family too! Here's what you should know about Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour:
What is Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour?
This colorful live show for kids brings the beloved characters of Pinkfong's Baby Shark universe to life on the stage in a brand-new musical. The basic premise of the show is that Baby Shark and his friends William the Fish, Vola the Octopus, Goldie the Goldfish, Chucks the Seahorse, and Hank the Whale have to save their beloved Party Puddle Theater from being bought and bull(shark)dozed by Bentley Barracuda. To do this, they have to put on an epic show. But can they pull it off??
Bentley sabotages them every step of the way, but Baby Shark and his friends respond to every challenge thrown their way with teamwork, creativity, and cute songs.
The show runs for 65 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission about halfway. Everyone is welcome, but it designed to be especially fun for 2- to 8-year-olds.
Our experience watching Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour
My family and I had so much fun seeing Baby Shark and his friends live on stage. My teenager is a bit beyond their target age range but my other kids are huge fans of Baby Shark and his friends, and they were so excited to go see the show.
First, we surprised the kids by going to the VIP event before the show. This requires a separate ticket, but then you get to actually meet Baby Shark! This VIP experience happens an hour before the actual show, and my kids were so thrilled to give Baby Shark a high-fin (the shark version of a high-five) and take some photos with Baby Shark.
And then, we got to go find our seats! The stage was cute even with the curtains pulled and my kids had fun playing with some souvenirs while we waited for it to start. The doors to the theater opened about a half hour before the show, and it was noisy throughout the theater. Pretty much the entire audience was families with young children, which led to a really relaxed atmosphere. There was no pressure to keep kids seated or quiet until the show actually began. And that held true throughout. While most kids seemed to stay engaged for most of the show, it wasn't distracting at all when kids did get wiggly because there was so much singing and dancing and the volume of the show was loud enough (without being too loud) that you couldn't really hear kids in the audience making noise.
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How to see Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour
- The Civic Center in Des Moines, IA on February 13th
- The State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on February 17th and 18th
- The Orpheum Theater in Omaha, NE on February 24th
- The Kansas City Music Hall in Kansas City, MO on March 2nd
- The Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, NE on March 12th