There are few musicals for children! Here's one that will captivate them. It is the odyssey of a troupe of puppets who, to save their theater from demolition, become human.
We thus move from the puppet theater to a show of dancers and singers in the flesh. The effect is very pleasant and unexpected. We follow them in the quest for a rare diamond, we see them rush to the aid of their owner overwhelmed by debt, and finally, we applaud Guignol when he falls in love with Émilie, a real human... The dance is of good quality and we must salute the great energy of the six artists on stage, particularly during a superb tap dance number. The staging is simple and effective, as any good family show requires. The children are so absorbed by this fabulous story - those we observed did not miss a beat - that they comment on it with their very natural spontaneity. Enough to create vocations, some dream of being on stage when they grow up. Until 7 or 8 years old, they will have a wonderful time.
Théâtre de La Gaité-Montparnasse (Paris 14), Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 3 p.m., and during school holidays every day (Tuesday to Sunday) at 11 a.m.