Nanda -- made up of four local acrobats/martial arts experts -- are hilarious in action movie parody "The Jacket." The plot, some silliness about the quest to steal a jacket that has magic powers, is secondary to the troupe's dazzling jumps and rolls, and deep knowledge of pop culture. And at an hour, the show is the perfect length to bring kids to. Even if they don't get all the movie references, they'll love the fights (sword, plastic machine gun, cardboard tank), juggling and dancing -- all of them amazingly choreographed to a recorded sound track.
The show plays at Broadway Performance Hall, and it's a must-see. Really, take the kids. The show starts at 8 p.m., but there's a family matinee on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., if your kids get cranky in the evening. I wouldn't bring children under 5 or 6.
Through Oct. 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Doors 7:30 p.m., seating general admission. $20-$25, under 12 $12. Tickets here.