NYC Kids’ Musical Review: A (Tooth) Fairy Tale



There’s a lot of excitement going on in my house these days – my six-year-old has her first loose tooth! We’re well-prepared for this exciting milestone and we’re anxiously awaiting for the imminent arrival of the Tooth Fairy at our house! We recently saw A (Tooth) Fairy Tale at Vital Theater and got a chance to see what happens when an ordinary visit by the Tooth Fairy turns into something completely unexpected.

In A (Tooth) Fairy Tale, the Tooth Fairy is exhausted and in need of a vacation. She agrees to switch places with a boy named Samuel and while she is off discovering Manhattan in a fish-out-of-water storyline, Samuel is enjoying making his own rules in life, instead of having to follow rules all the time. But he lets it get to his head and lets the people around him down. Will he come through in the end and learn that rules can be important?

My kids and I attended the show last week and while the kids enjoyed the main storyline, I loved watching the Tooth Fairy trying to make it in New York – very entertaining! The book was written by Ben Winters and it was fun to see some references for the adults. The lyrics and music, written by Rick Hip-Flores, were sweet and perfect for a kids’ musical. My daughter was beside herself whenever the Tooth Fairy came on stage and was just very happy to see the show. I’m not sure if my son, who just turned 4, understood everything that was going on, but he didn’t ask his usual “when do we eat?” every 10 minutes. At the end of the show my kids met the cast and got autographs on their program and were very happy campers.

                                                My kids with Emily Maixner, the Tooth Fairy

The show is appropriate for kids ages 4-12 and runs a little over an hour.

The show is running through April 28th and plays on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am & 1pm

Price: $20 regular admission; $30 premium.

To purchase tickets: Click here or call (212) 579-0528. You can also purchase in person at the box office:

Vital Theater:

2162 Broadway, 4th floor at 76th Street, New York, NY 10024

Photo Credit: Sun Productions

I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.


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