By Katherine Tavarez
One of the most adored British preschool television shows, Peppa Pig, has hit the road for its first U.S theatrical tour, set to visit 23 cities on the East Coast. On Wednesday, Sept.14, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash held a performance at the Tilles Center.
Peppa Pig has become one of the most cherished characters by preschoolers. The unique performance gives fans the ultimate experience, from getting out of their seats, singing songs and dancing in muddy puddles. According to William Biddle, executive director of Tilles Center, “Peppa Pig was an event selected to family audiences and was attended by many children, parents, and grandparents. We are always happy to welcome the community to our vibrant campus.”
Hundreds of people gathered after work to bring their preschoolers and toddlers to watch Peppa Pig perform. As parents arrived, they had the options of either going towards the “party pass” booth, where they could get little Peppa Pigs and swirling lights, or head towards the food stations.
The event was almost sold out, with the only available seats located on the far top left and the far top right of the theater.
According to Madeline Diaz, a guest in attendance at the show and a parent of two preschoolers, Amarie and Mikayla, the Peppa Pig show was an amazing experience.
“The staff was great, they helped me find my seat and most of all directed me to the party pass check-in which my children loved, I’m super glad I was able to bring them to enjoy the show,” she said.
“The Tilles Center hosts more than 70 performances by world-renowned artists in music, theater and dance each season,” said Jennifer Carpenter Low, director of operations. The Tilles Center is Long Island’s Premier location for performing arts. It’s a place where students and fellow members from the community can gather and celebrate performances occurring right in their neighborhood.
Tickets for performances at the Tilles Center are available for full-time students start- ing at $15 with LIU ID. For a full list of upcom- ing performances, go to http://tilescenter.org/ events.