The Big Stage

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Non-competitive talent show is a fun whole-family watch.

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Positive Messages

Talent comes in many forms, but all are impressive and can be entertaining to watch. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Performers are from all walks of life, and do very unique things. 

Violence & Scariness

A few acts are potentially dangerous, but no one falls or gets hurt during the show. 

Sexy Stuff

A few standup routines contain some very mild innuendo that will go over kids' heads. Some outfits are form fitting, but not in a sexual context. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Big Stage is a family-friendly, non-competitive talent show featuring all sorts of acts, ranging from traditional dance routines to more unusual performances. Despite the occasional and very mild risqué comment offered by comedians (which will go over kids' heads), there's nothing to worry about here. However, viewers of all ages should be reminded to never try some of the more dangerous acts on their own.  

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Adult Written bySmoothpecs June 14, 2019

Distracting LED Screen behind performers

Performers are ok but that large video screen is so distracting when trying to watch the performers.

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What's the story?

THE BIG STAGE is a non-competitive talent show featuring incredible acts from around the world performing in front of a live audience. Hosted by Elizabeth Stanton and James Maslow, it showcases accomplished dancers, singers, and comedians, as well as some unusual (but amazing!) aerialists, laser beam benders, and freestyle dog routines. There are no judges, and there's no money or title to be won, but it offers lots of fun moments to be enjoyed. 

Is it any good?

Act after act, this entertaining series is reminiscent of the old vaudeville shows of once upon a time. The performers, some of whom have won awards or received media attention, enjoy performing in front of an energetic crowd while receiving national exposure. Meanwhile, they're good enough to keep audiences entertained, despite the lack of drama created by celebrity judges and the promise of money and fame. Ultimately, The Big Stage is a lively series designed to focus on, and celebrate, the talent being featured. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different acts featured on The Big Stage. What kind of training (if any) do you need to perform some of these feats? 

  • Do you have any skills that you think would work for a show like this? Why do you think people like to perform for others?

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