Those crazy pyramids, located in Lot F at the old ballpark at Copeland Road and I30, are part of the PY1 experience that is here in Arlington until March 1. The pyramids are actually a venue that hosts a variety of multimedia experiences incorporating lights, sounds and more. Stella, The Time Machine Journey and Through The Echoes are interactive, multi-sensory shows for fans young and old. On select nights, the pyramids also become a nightclub for the 21 and over set. You can find out more information here: www.py1.com
My family and I were invited to check out Stella, The Time Machine Journey on Sunday afternoon. And guys... The show was an absolute delight from start to finish! (And all three performers, pictured with three of my crew below, are local performers. I love that!)
When you first enter the pyramid, you grab a bean bag and find a seat on the floor. There is a display and live performers in the center of the room, and guests sit all around the performers. (There is seating on the perimeter should you need it) Once the show begins, you are engrossed right from the start. Stella (name chose because it means Star), the time machine, takes you back on a journey to the beginnings of earth. You get to smell, see, hear and feel. The performers enhance the experience, in which Stella, the AI guiding your journey, talks about how the earth came to be as it is now. Don't expect to sit back and relax- you will be asked to get to your feet more than a time or two to dance and experience the wonder.
We were lucky enough to get to meet the show's writer and director, Annie Brocoli, after the show. My girls got to ask her questions (My middle asked her why she named the AI Stella and my oldest asked how she came up with the idea for the show). Ms. Brocoli was every bit as delighted to interact with the kids who attended the show as the kids were delighted to be in attendance. She made the performance extra special for everyone there.
We brought four girls with us on Sunday, ages 4, 5, 6 and 10, and each one of them loved the show. They loved the performers, the dancing, getting sprayed with water (as part of the interactive experience). We highly, highly recommend this show for all ages!
Things to know before you go:
- Parking is $10.
- There isn't much "seating" at the show. The show's run time is only 40 minutes, and you are provided small bean bags on which to sit, but, if you need more comfortable accommodations, you may want to contact the venue ahead of time.
- There are bathrooms onsite. And they are quite nice and clean!
- No food or a drink inside the venue, so plan accordingly. The show is approximately 40 minutes long.
- Lots of indoor/outdoor seating is available to grab a drink or a snack before the show.
- This show is truly great for all ages. Dancing and fidgeting are both highly encouraged. There was a toddler next to me moving and grooving the entire time and she was so much fun to watch! This isn't a movie theater, sitting still and being quiet are NOT encouraged.
*Please note, my family did receive complimentary admission to the show in exchange for photos and a review on social media. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*