The Smurfs Live on Stage without a doubt created an overwhelming sense of exhilaration for the children who attended and I suspect the adults too (like myself!), the opening show at Emperors Palace last night.

I can’t get over how cute they were! It is astounding to know that an animation could be translated so magically into a theatrical production! Children loved it! Yes, me too! The engagement from the fervent child audience sounded as if they wanted to be on stage too. I could hear some adults behind me recite the famous Smurf lines along with the Smurfs on stage.

It is heart-warming to know and to have seen the amount of joy and smiles that the Smurfs brought, of which I suspect is much more, from this stage production – it makes them appear very “real”, if you know what I mean.

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This is such a pleasurable “family” experience, something not to be missed. Every single Smurf was awesome but I think my favourite was Smurfette, her voice! Too cute! I just sat there and said “awwww” every time she spoke. I enjoyed the way the Smurfs manoeuvred in their costumes, it was adorable…overloaded! Grouchy, was the most entertaining of them all!

In the midst of all the fun and laughter, there’s an important lesson to be learned, around the encouragement of team spirit.

Don’t miss this Smurftastic opportunity to see the Smurfs come to life on stage; here’s more details about the show itself:The Smurfs Live on Stage - PeanutGallery247

Your favourite Smurfs characters including Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette will be coming to South Africa – for the first time ever – to transform the Wintery breeze into a colourful Spring (the Smurfs’ favourite time of the year).


The Smurfs are busy preparing for the much-anticipated annual Spring Parade but if Gargamel has his way, there won’t be a parade at all! While the Smurfs are singing and dancing with excitement, the wicked Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature and bring an end to the festivities.

THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE is a magical adventure that will see the Smurfs battle Gargamel and save Mother Nature, showing the power of family and true team spirit. Fans alike can get ready to cheer the Smurfs as they come to life on the grand stage with life-size mushroom-shaped forest houses, vibrant backdrops and wonderful sing-along music.

Created in 1958 by Pierre Culliford (fondly known as Peyo), the Smurfs have come to be one of the most loved cartoon characters around the world, especially after the launch of the animated cartoon series in 1980. Spanning over three decades, the series was produced by Hanna Barbera and with 272 episodes (dubbed into 40 languages) under its belt, it has enjoyed top ratings in more than 100 countries. Millions of Smurfs DVDs continue to be sold worldwide and recently a new milestone was achieved with the creation and release of the Smurfs 3D movies – the first in 2011, second in 2013 and most recently, the release of the 3D animated adventure-comedy, The Lost Village.

Which Smurf will be chosen as the leader of this year’s parade? Will the Smurfs be able to save themselves? Will they save Mother Nature? Will they stop Gargamel from turning off Spring forever? Find out in this ‘Smurftastic’ adventure…

Don’t miss THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE – SMURFS SAVE SPRING in their 90-minute show at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg for a limited season from the 13th to the 30th July, 2017.


Tickets available from R150 per person. Bookings available through Computicket or the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 or visit The show times are 10h00, 14h00 and 18h00. Emperors Palace is located at 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park.

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Check out my previous review of the musical Puss in Boots

Disclaimer: I was hosted for this show and my views expressed in this post are honest and my own.

3 Replies to “REVIEW: The Smurfs Live on Stage”

  1. How nostalgic. I remember when my kids used to watch them. They are now grown-up. The Smurfs are delightful.

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