Gary’s Ratings for The Gazillion Bubble Show (Off Broadway): 4.6/5
Main Cast: Melody Yang, Deni Yang, Jano Yang, Fan Yang, Ana Yang
Running Dates: First Preview on January 17, 2007, Opening Date on February 15, 2007, on sale through November 27, 2022
Theater Location: New World Stages – Stage Two, 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
Running Time: 65 minutes (no intermission)
Tickets: Prices from $59. Lap seats for children under two are $20. Buy tickets here.
Gary’s Rating Score: 4.6/5
This is the show to watch for children (and adults) of all ages who want to experience some jaw-dropping bubble artistry masterpieces. I love how interactive this show is, and it truly lives up to its name – Gazillion Bubble Show.
However, this is all this show has to offer. For this reason, the audience shouldn’t expect anything more or less than a pure (but majestic) bubble show. Also, the spectacle may not be entertaining enough for children older than 10.
I don’t rate this show with a 5 because it may just be too overwhelming for some people’s senses. As an adult, you may enjoy seeing bubbles for five to ten minutes, but an hour of bubbly art may be too much for some parents. That’s why I highly recommend you only visit this show with your children. Or if you are a true bubble fan.
What Is the Gazillion Bubble Show About?
The Gazillion Bubble Show has been around New York for more than 15 years now. So if you’re looking for an unbubblievable show, you just found one.
This is a kid-friendly comedy show that includes a lot of bubbles. And when I say I lot, I mean a gazillion. Expect to get washed by bubble tides, explore some bubble magic, and be mind-blown by soapy masterpieces. That said, note that this isn’t theater. It’s a performance art piece that will entertain your little ones from start to finish.
The Gazillion Bubble Show has also made appearances on Oprah Winfrey, Live with Regis and Kelly, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Oz, CBS Sunday Morning, The View, Fox and Friends, and most television stations including FOX, CNBC, ABC, NY1, NBC, and others.
Many leading Hollywood celebs have taken their families to see this very show. Popular names include David Beckham, Tom Cruise, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Chris Rock, Alyssa Milano, Seal, Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman, and many others.
How Complex Is the Show?
The Gazillion Bubble Show is suitable for children and adults of all ages. It’s highly recommended for children starting from the age of two. During the spectacle, children have plenty of opportunities to interact with the bubbles and even hop on the stage for active participation. Your toddler, tween, or even teenager is likely to catch or pop a bubble, marvel at them, and truly have a great time.
The show is entertaining and easy to follow, as most of the performance includes bubble artistry. Bubble lovers can enjoy the majestic scenery and beautiful bubble work while having a laugh from start to finish.
Other than the bubbles, which are the main stars, you can also witness a range of other creative outlets. For example, video projections may share the story explaining how the family got into the business. There are also foggy effects, music soundscapes, voiceovers, and more.
Set Design and Style
More than 50% of the show bubbles come from a bubble machine and a fan. The bubbles also involve music and laser lights for a complete and unforgettable experience.
The group offers jaw-dropping performances with bubbles where some audience members can even find themselves inside a giant bubble. The stage turns into a bubble podium where you can literally see bubbles taking up the entire stage, light shows with bubbles of all rainbow colors, and if you’re lucky, an underwater extravaganza that’ll have you believing you’re diving in Caribbean waters.
As for the visitors, I don’t recommend wearing clothes with sensitive fabric. The bubbles that blow into the audience can make your clothes wet. Also, note that strobe lights and lasers are essential to the show, so those with conditions triggered by these elements may want to stay home.
The Underwater Bubble Show is a great piece for both children and adults. Colorful, bubbly, and exciting, this show excels in telling a deeper story when it comes to visiting dream-like places. The demonstration is packed with ocean creatures like mermaids, dragonfish, clownfish, seahorses, and others. A true pleasure for all senses, especially on hot summer days.
Cirque du Soleil performances are another must-see when it comes to jaw-dropping actions that make the impossible possible. Entertain your little ones for hours by exploring numerous Cirque du Soleil shows across New York.
A Review of the Reviews
It’s easy to judge the quality of a show by how long it has been in production. After all, power lies in perseverance and popularity. And just like one review says, Gazillion Bubble Show has been going strong on the New Your City stage since 2007. Other than being strong, this show also proves how capable it is to strike wonder.
When you’re in the audience, you can hear the “ohhs” and “wows” from start to finish, especially coming from children. All reviews are consistent in one thing – if you want to leave your child speechless for an hour, take them to see this bubble show.
Characters and a Little About Them
|Fan Yang||Fan is the leader of Gazillion Bubble Show and brought the show to New York. He is a bubble scientist, performer, and artist that has spent more than 20 years exploring the fascinating world of bubbles. He is a 16-time Guinness Book of World Records holder of “Artist of the Year” award in Germany for the mastery of soap bubbles.|
|Ana Yang||Ana is Fan’s wife, and she has been entertaining the world from Japan to New York with her delicate and fascinating performances. She can create bubbles of just about any size, hue, and shape. She can also create a bubble within a bubble, bouncing bubbles, smoking bubbles, and much more.|
|Deni Yang||Deni is Fan and Ana’s son. He has spent most of his young life performing with his parents and learning about the bubbly world. He kickstarted his bubble artist career at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in 1997, and hasn’t ceased to entertain audiences across the globe ever since.|
|Melody Yang||Melody is Fan and Ana’s daughter. She started performing on stage when she was three years old, and is the youngest member of the Yang family to join the entertainment group. Much like her brother, she also became a professional bubble performer at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival in 1997.|
|Jano Yang||Jano is Fan’s brother, and he has been performing together with Fan ever since the start of the group. This Vietnam-born artist was raised in Yugoslavia, and is very adept in nunchucks, swords, Kendo sticks, as well as judo and ballet. He is an incredibly talented individual that performs juggling, acrobatics, clowning, and pantomiming along with the artistic soap bubble manipulation.|
About the Theater
The Gazillion Bubble Show can be viewed at New World Stages – Stage Two, located at 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019. The theater is accessible from the 50th Street station, 49th Street station, and 47th-50th Street/Rockefeller Central station.
The theater building is wheelchair accessible, with restrooms on every floor.
Get Your Tickets
The running time of Gazillion Bubble Show is on Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and Sundays at noon and 3:00 p.m.
Pack your little ones and grab your ticket for the next show for some unforgettable bubble magic. Tickets are available here.