Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 


New York, NY
USA

The Ensemblist is an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer- from the first rehearsal through performing eight shows a week and beyond. Whether you’re an experienced theatre professional or a passionate fan, The Ensemblist will give you the opportunity to get to know new performers and the great work they do onstage, while also shedding light on some of the hidden innerworkings of the Broadway experience. Created and hosted by Mo Brady (The Addams Family, SMASH) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), The Ensemblist is the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out. 

Blog

Adventures on Pip's Island

Angela Tricarico

by Lola Clifton

Lola Clifton with her mom,  Pretty Woman ’s Ellyn Marie Marsh

Lola Clifton with her mom, Pretty Woman’s Ellyn Marie Marsh

This week, my mom and I went to go see the interactive children’s show Pip’s Island. When we entered, we were greeted by very nice gentlemen who checked us in. There are tables and chairs for waiting, and a snack cart with a gift shop. They sell notebooks, stuffies, lunch boxes, pins and much more in the gift shop. Then, a gentlemen greets you wearing an explorer vest and something around his wrist that looks like a colorful, light up Apple Watch. He takes you in the elevator. Once you get up to the top floor you get greeted by an expedition leader. I was greeted by a funny lady named Beatrice. She was also wearing the vest and the strange looking watch.

Then all the children are given a similar set of accessories; an explorer’s vest with the colorful watch. Then they explain the goal of the mission, which is: the island is in danger and we (the explorers) have to save it. Expedition groups go through multiple rooms, and each room has a task which give clues to save the island, and defeat the villain in the story!

Lola Clifton

Lola Clifton

There are a total of ten rooms. All are very detailed and each have an activity. For example, one room has fake grass, another has a leaf floor, another is supposed to be a bakery, and another is a ship of some sort. They ask for volunteers in every room and get all children involved. For example, in one room the task is a treasure hunt, in another it is to decorate a cake and in another it is a dance party. Every room is different and unique-it’s like you enter a new world in each room, you never know what’s coming next, and you meet new characters along the way. You meet Pip, Finn, Shelley, Pebble, and some others. The talented actors and actresses made all the children laugh, and even all the parents!

Great job Pip’s Island!

I recommend this show for people with children ages 4-10, but its pretty much for everybody. Even my mom had fun: she laughed at the grumpy villain! I give this show five out of five stars. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers but there is so much to see and experience, you will have a great time. I think they did a terrific job!