Saturday, February 23, 2019

It Was "Girl Power" to the Max at Last Night's American Girl Live Musical in Boston -- My Girls Loved It!!!

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

We had a great night in the city last night, thanks to the American Girl Live musical, which is making a stop at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre in Boston (Feb. 22-24th) through tomorrow, Sunday.  Ever since my girls saw the commercial for the musical, they have been asking to go, and even saving their money to buy tickets.  I surprised them last week by telling them that we would be going to cover the show for my blog.  I wish you could have seen their faces light up, and the screams they let out (well, you probably didn't want to hear the screams, as they were loud...I think my ears are still ringing from it) :-)  To say they were excited to see this new live on stage musical was an understatement.  And, as soon as they heard the news, they ran to their calendars to circle yesterday's date and note the show, so that they could start counting down the days until the show.

In addition to taking the show, my husband surprised the girls by taking a half day from work, so that we could go into the city earlier for dinner and to walk around. As we walked around the theatre district in Boston we couldn't help but come upon girls and their moms and grandmothers, toting their favorite American Girl doll around.  My youngest who is obsessed with all things American Girl would stop them and compliment them on their doll's hair, or how she liked how they were wearing cute matching outfits.  It is something about these dolls that will get girls (and boys) talking, and striking up a conversation.  One compliment led to a ten minute talk with one little girl about the reason behind her choosing the particular doll, which had a hearing aid, like she did.  You could see that the girl usually doesn't like to talk about things like this, but in the moment she opened up, and my daughters were there to listen and say how cool they they thought it was and how they loved things like about the American Girl line as you can customize and add accessories to make the dolls just like you.

When it was finally time to head to the theatre for the show, I wish you could have seen all the girls shuffling into the theatre. They were all clutching their dolls, and dressed all fancy.  

They took this night out in the city seriously, and were there to show their unique styles on themselves and their AG dolls. And, once the lights went out, the real fun began.

The theme of this musical centered around a group of girls at Camp American Girl.  

There was a new camper who was shy at first, but thanks to the other girls who were very supportive, she eventually warmed right up, and fit right in.  The girls were not only enjoying the camp experience, but were also trying to win American Girl necklaces that were like badges -- I forgot what they called them exactly. But, they earned these by doing something overcoming something or achieving a goal, and were given them by their outgoing camp counselor.

Because this was a musical, there was a lot of song and dance involved, which my girls loved.  They were clapping along and moving about in their seats to the catchy songs the girls and their dolls (which came to life) would sing.  Yes, you read that right, the girls' dolls, which they each brought a special one to camp, came to live and reminded them to be true to themselves and to dream big.  

The whole musical was full of "Girl Power" and reminding the girls in the audience that they can achieve their dreams.  They also reiterated that importance of friendship and supporting one another, while also being true to yourself.  I really liked the positive messages the musical and story lines of each of the girls shared with the girls in the audience.  Even if you weren't an American Girl fan or have one of the dolls, you could still appreciate this musical and the positive "Girl Power" messages it shared.

After the show, I asked my girls on the drive home what they liked best about the show, and they both agreed that they enjoyed seeing the girls' dolls come to life, and share their personal journeys/struggles and how they stayed true to themselves and were able to achieve their dreams.  

From Rebecca wanting to pursue to dreams of being an actress instead of a teacher like her parents wanted her to, to Luciana being an astronaut and exploring place and building robots, the AG dolls all had amazing stories to share and sing about.  And, the girls who played the campers in this show didn't disappoint either.  They were all wonderful and owned the stage, and exuded "Girl Power" to the max, and it made all the girls in the audience, including the moms and grandmothers feel proud to be a girl, and be reminded that we can do anything we set our minds to.

I am so glad I was able to bring my girls to the American Girl Live Musical, and know it is one show that they will be talking about for some time to come.  The show itself is 90 minutes in length, with a 20 minutes intermission.  During intermission last night I logged on to Facebook and saw an amazing deal.  For last night only they were having a special on all orchestra seats to the remaining Boch Center Shubert Theatre shows.  For only $29/seat, you could take in one of the remaining shows.  Seeing just how much fun my girls were having at the show, I had to share this deal with friends and family, as well as through my social media channels.  And, this AM when I woke up, I had many friends messaging me to thank me for telling them about this amazing deal and how they were going to surprise their girls with a trip into the city to see the musical.  Knowing just how much fun we had at the show last night, I know my friends and their daughters were going to be in for a treat and a memorable evening at the theatre.

Like I mentioned above, there is still time to get your tickets to the American Girl Live Musical, as it is at Boch Center Shubert Theatre until Sunday, Feb. 24th.  You can head on over to to order your tickets now.  And, if you don't like in or near the Boston area, you can still see this show as it is touring all over the US right now.  Head on over to and see where this musical is making a stop near you, so that you can bring your daughter(s) to see it.


More about this new musical:

AMERICAN GIRL LIVE is a creative collaboration between American Girl and Mills
Entertainment. The original production is currently in development by producer Simone
Gianfrancesco (Lifetime’s Bring It! Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, John Cleese and Eric Idle Live), with Sandy Rustin (The Cottage, Clue Live, Rated P…For Parenthood) as writer, Meg Zervoulis as Composer (Mean Girls, The Prom, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and Gina Rattan (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella) attached to direct.

Learn more about the show & meet the all-female creative team bringing this all-new musical to the stage for the first time!"

About American Girl:

American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc,. a
creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Headquartered in Middleton, WI,
American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences that nourish a girl’s

spirit and help develop her strength of character. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of
the Year™, Bitty Baby™, WellieWishers™, and American Girl’s classic historical characters.
The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on, in its
proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, as well as at specialty retailers nationwide. By
inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise
and trust of parents and educators.

About Mills Entertainment:

As the leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment in the United States, Mills

Entertainment, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), collaborates with top talent and
property holders to create unforgettable live experiences. With full global distribution and
partnerships worldwide, our specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the
complete solution in realizing the vision. Current projects include Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Carnival of Curi-oddities, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!, Theresa Caputo Live! The
Experience, Bring It! Live and #IMOMSOHARD.

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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