Justin Roberts And The Not Ready For Naptime Players
when: Oct 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm
where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Ny
cost: JM Family Members: $17 Adults / $13 Children General Public: $20 Adults / $15 Children
ages: 2 to 7
There are kid’s bands, and there are great kid’s bands, and then there’s Justin Roberts. No one writes nuanced songs capturing the essence of the childhood experience like this Chicago popster, having expertly tackled universal elementary school themes of bursting out onto the parking lot during a fire drill, rationalizing the stomach butterflies on the first day of school, and anxiously awaiting your PS number on the snow day closing list. Roberts’ musical dominance isn’t confined to the classroom though, as he tastefully reflects on Grandma’s penchant for making things “From Scratch”, and remembers the joy of welcoming a new baby sister with “Cartwheels and Somersaults.” His songs are written concurrently for children living through such events today, as well as for adults who’ll nostalgically reflect on the sunshine & smiles of their own youth. Roberts’ touring band is musically tight and hilarious, with skits and banter that’ll make everyone, big and small, laugh their drinks out their nose.
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