Disney's "Phineas and Ferb Best Live Tour Ever" was exciting, fun and colorful, and it involved the audience. The Theater at Madison Square Garden was packed with kids of all ages out to see their favorite cartoon characters sing and dance their way through the last day of summer.
There are two parts of the story and they both tie into the ending. The first part is that Phineas, Ferb and their friends want to put on a show for the last day of summer but can't decide on a theme. Everyone has an idea for a terrific show. In the other part of the show, the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz creates a machine that controls audiences. He hopes to manipulate the audience into thinking he is the best singer-
dancer in the world. Luckily, Perry the Platypus (our favorite character) steps in to help stop Dr. D. You'll have to watch the show to find out what happens!
We loved the show because of the funny songs and great dancing. One of the best scenes was Buford's monster truck and marshmallow combo. It was hilarious. The special effects used onstage were amazing. A screen at the back of the stage played pictures and animation related to the songs and dances. It really enhanced the performance.
The interactive part of the show included shooting balls into the audience and audience members going up onstage to dance with the characters.
The show was different from watching it on TV because the characters really came alive. We think kids from age 5 to 12 would really enjoy this show. We rate it a 4.5 out of 5.
If you enjoy watching Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Pinky, Baljeet and the others on TV, you'll have fun at the show. It's coming to Nassau Coliseum April 19 and 20. For tickets, visit the Coliseum website: nassaucoliseum.com.
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