On April 18th, a few of the Apple Moms went to see Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve Live at the Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill. Never being there before, it was a treat, first off parking was super easy to find, on street or nearby lots. Our kids were ready for the show, and we found that we enjoyed it just as much. The Paramount has many shows for adults too, perfect for date night or a moms night out.
“First I was in love with the quant theater that is Paramount Hudson Valley, I must go back especially with the closeness to Putnam area. The show started and ran straight through without intermission (75minutes long), which I think is great because we know kids, when things stop they have a hard time with waiting and can loose interest. Disney’s Choo Choo Soul is made up with Genevieve and DC, Charlotte loved seeing “her famous people” live. I didn’t know until during the show she sings “Wipe your paws”-101 Dalmatian short and “Let’s Take a Bath”, which I find myself singing when the kids come in with shoes on and are about to take a bath. She did some old school Disney hits for the kids (and parents) from Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Jungle Book. The duos high energy had me and my daughter clapping and dancing. She teaches through her songs and talked to the audience. A quote she asked the kids comparing to todays popstars “Am I cool? Even though my clothes go cover my neck to feet and down my arms. And I don’t show any skin?” Ending with “MESSAGE”. So very true with todays music for kids. After the show they did a meet and greet, the line was long, and personally I was dreading waiting, but Paramount Hudson Valley ran a smooth quick line and we didn’t wait long at all even with starting outside the theater, we took kid only and then mom included photos with Genevieve and DC. We had a great time, two thumbs up and if Disney’s Choo Choo Soul is coming to a place nearby, GO!”- Apple Mom Karen (Editor)
“We had the pleasure of seeing Genevieve and DC Soul at the Peekskill Theatre. My 3.5 year old daughter was familiar with Genevieve as seen in-between shows on Disney Jr. Her harmonic singing voice combined with a hip hop rhythm that makes it fun for kids and even parents! We all know the songs to our kids favorite shows, can’t tell you how many times in a day these songs are stuck in my head. Choo Choo Soul was genuinely enjoyable and easily gained audience participation. We made this a family event and thoroughly grooved and clapped to the movement on stage. Genevieve and DC posses such an enthusiastic energy for entraining children of all ages. Thumbs up from this family. ” -Apple Mom Alicia (Rockland)
“Mommy I didn’t know they were real people I just thought they were on TV” that was my 4 year old’s response to seeing Choo Choo Soul. My daughter loves anything Disney and has loved Choo Choo Soul for years, she can sing just about any of their songs by heart so when we were asked to go to the concert she was thrilled. Genevieve and DC did not disappoint in their high energy and family friendly show. The Paramount in Peekskill was a fantastic venue and allowed the children easy access when Genevieve and DC came down from the stage. There was also plenty of room for my daughter to Jump Jump and show her Powers Like a Super Hero in front of our seats. What really made my daughter’s day was that Genevieve and DC came back on stage after the concert to take pictures and give hugs to every kid that stayed. A truly great show, and wonderful performers!”- Apple Mom Jenn (Putnam)
Location for Paramount Hudson Valley: 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Disclosure: Apple Moms were invited to do a review of the Paramount and Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve for an honest and truthful review. No other compensation was received and as always our opinions are our own.