Family night was amazing this past weekend as we had the opportunity to go visit the Straz Center in downtown Tampa to see the first-ever SuperWhy! Live SuperWhy! Live You’ve Got The Power Show. My kids love all of the shows PBS Kids has to offer and as parents my husband and I love that they offer shows that are not only fun but educational. My little ones were so excited when they learned what show we were there to see.
We were not sure what to expect once we got to the Straz Center and found a parking spot we began to make our way inside. It was a pleasant surprise to BlueBell had set up a table and were passing out ice cream for the families coming in. It was a nice surprise on a hot Florida day where it was somewhere in the low 90’s but it well like in the low 100’s.
We were all excited to start making our way into the theater, but we had to make a quick stop by the VIP desk. The VIP tickets make it possible for you to attend the after show party that includes a meet and greet. At the desk we were given souvenir lanyard and posters and paper masks for the kids.
Show Time! The kids had fun dancing to the music they had playing, it sounded like Kidz Bop.
The show started and it was amazing from the start. Wyatt and his friends: Pig, Red, Princess Pea and Woofster set out on their adventure to find the greatest “Super Power”. They went through each of the characters showing what each wanted to be when they grew up from a rock star, a boat captain to an astronaut. Just as in the PBS show the kids had to find the letters to enter into their “Super-Dooper Computer”. You even get to see the Why Readers take off through Storybook Village in their “Why Flyers”.
As a mom what I have always loved about Super Why is they encourage reading, imagination and an understanding that they have the power to be whatever they want to be when they grow up and it was extended to the show. The show had high energy and a ton of confetti! I was still picking some out of my little guys hair even after the show was over.
I have to admit that along with the kids I was sad to see the show come to an end. However, I knew the fun was far from over. It was time to meet the character up close and that was something I knew the kids had been waiting for from the time we arrived. So we make our way to the room where we were to have the meet and greet/party and it was a kid fun house with balloons all over the floor, a table with coloring pages and crayons and a play area. Everything needed (including snacks and bottled water) to keep the little ones busy while we waited for the Wyatt and his friends to make their way into the room.
Play time was over once Super Why made their way into the room and the kids ran to where I stood in line for Princess Pea. She is my daughters favorite character and of course it is the one picture that came out with her eyes closed. She didn’t care, she hated to leave her side she is big on princesses!
Overall, if you cannot tell from the pictures above the kids had an amazing time and I am still listening to them sing the SuperWhy! Songs all the way back home until they fell asleep and then again while they were eating breakfast the next day. Be sure to check online at SuperWhyLive.com to find out if the show is coming to your area so you won’t miss out.
*Disclosure: We were provided tickets to the show and the VIP experience in return for our honest opinion which are 100% our own. No other compensation was received.