The SOA show is not so awesome and has gone on that way for years. Look at Stitch. Guessing it's here for a while.That's a shame, the original show was pretty cool. This seems like something that should be repairable--Rewrite the script, minimize it, and let the birds do the entertaining.
We saw it in mid June. I would definitely agree that I would prefer less of the characters in costume and less scripted dialogue, and more of the actual birds. I really liked the guy who was the actual bird expert who came out and talked about them...IMHO there was just too little of him and too much of the actors. I see why they did it -- to bring in the Up characters -- but it came across to us as pretty corny, and a lot of kids around us did seem bored. It was also difficult to see the birds at several points, even though our seats were pretty good. Unfortunately, I doubt we will take the time to see the show again.Went yesterday, and must say it was just bad, even my 9 year old was bored. The script is terrible, and the character interaction is the worst part. Really not much of a bird show to be honest, they talk about a few, but more time is spent with the whining characters then they do the birds. Won’t waste my time on this again.