Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to The Wiggles! Big Show! to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
The Wiggles! have been a staple in my house since our oldest daughter was a toddler. We had been watching them long before the cast changes that produced the current crop of Wiggles. I honestly imagine that there are not many Wiggles songs that they could play at a show, that I have not heard repeatedly in my house. And in all honesty, that is a good thing. This show was fun, entertaining and even a little bit educational.
It is great when you realize that this show is over 27 years old and that even to this day they still sell out shows world wide. The kids still love watching them perform and I have to admit that my wife and I actually enjoyed the show just as much as the kids did.
We also had the opportunity to meet The Wiggles! before the show and in all honesty, this is something that filled me with some concern. Our son has autism, as I often mention, and there is always the chance that he might be on less then his ideal behaviour. While he did tend to hide his head on my shoulder for much of the time backstage, due to being over excited to meet the Wiggles, he was actually on his best behaviour.
The Wiggles! Made Our Night.
However, as much as I enjoyed the show that followed, there is something that happened backstage when meeting The Wiggles! that upstaged everything else that night. As we were waiting for The Wiggles! to get ready for us backstage, Anthony (the blue Wiggle and besides Captain Feathersword, the only major original cast member) came out last and as he was walking across happened to look at my son. He stopped and instantly came over to him, asked for his name and actually directly interacted with him. Not only did he recognize that he had a disability, but he made an effort that he was not required to do and in all honesty, he made our night with that one little gesture. In those moments, he showed why The Wiggles! as a group are such a great production. This type of gesture demonstrates that it is not all about the show, these guys truly enjoy making kids happy. This is why, after 27 years, they are still as great as the day they started.
I really encourage parents of children to go take them to see the closest show of The Wiggles! Big Show! It will be a night you and your kids will remember. Ticket information can be found here: www.thewiggles.com