Recently I got the opportunity to take my youngest daughter and her friend to see the VeggieTales LIVE here in Tallahassee and let me tell you, they had a blast! The auditorium was filled with parents and kids from about one-5 years old all chanting ‘Bob and Larry’!
Before they came on stage, Aubrey decided her favorite was Larry while her friend, Cade, liked Bob the best. I didn’t know there were favorites; but apparently there are because I could hear other kids discussing which one they wanted to see the most!
This tour of VeggieTales Live is called “Happy Birthday Bob & Larry – You’re Invited!” and it’s celebrating 20 years of VeggieTales with Bob, the famous talking tomato, and Larry, the silly song singing cucumber. It is a surprise party for them, so the show seems like a normal LIVE event for Bob and Larry where they sing tons of their famous songs from various videos. I tried to write down all the songs for you and here’s what we got to hear:
- Water Buffalo
- Belly Button Song
- Pizza Angel
- Happy Tooth Day
- God is Bigger Than the Boogeyman
- Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
- Hairbrush Song
- I Can Be Your Friend
- Say Boos
- Poor Sick Penguin
- I Love My Lips
- Is it a Monkey or an Ape
- Thankful Song
In between the songs, the actors try to find the presents and come up with a plan for how to give them a surprise party. In the end, they do find the presents but are more excited that they are spending their birthday with us, the fans!
At the very end, the kids were able to go down front and dance at the edge of the stage. They LOVED that!
It was amazing to me to see the size of Bob, Larry, Junior, Billy Gourd and Jimmy Gourd. Their costumes were more than life-size and extremely animated – you really felt like you were watching them on TV. They even ‘bounced’ all over the stage like they do on the shows since, you know, they don’t have feet! They were supported by singer/dancers with props who were very talented as well and really added another fun element to the show.
Of course, we couldn’t get out without stopping by to see if there was anything we just couldn’t live without…and, as you see, they settled on their favorite characters – in hat form! Aren’t those adorable?!?!
I really hope you are able to make it with your family if they come to your town! It was so nice to go to a fun concert for kids that is faith-based. Check the tour schedule to see if they’re visiting your area soon. It looks like they are concentrated in the Southeast/Midwest area through April. If you can’t get there, you can download these coloring pages for your kids!
And, don’t forget to check out The Official VeggieTales Online Store, where you can get FREE shipping on orders of $30 or more!
Also, check out the video for a little peek into the action!
Disclosure: I was given tickets by Big Idea and Way-FM to enjoy and review this show. The opinions expressed herein are 100% mine and should not be substituted as your own.
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