Last Sunday we took the kids on an outing. My mom had arranged for a large group to attend a Sunday production at the Hale Centre Theatre and our crew of eight got to be part of the crew she invited.
If you've never been to the Hale Theatre you should fix that as soon as you can. This quaint little theater in the round is amazing and you will love whatever production you happen to see. I've been viewing their plays since jr. high (which is a lot of years) and they really do an incredible job. You'll like it; I promise!
Anyway, so on some lucky Sundays, the actors put on "fireside" programs that are free to the public (although you have to arrange attendance ahead of time so that 7000 people don't show up for one show). I have taken my young women to see the production a few times over the years, but this time I got to take my kidlets.
To be honest, we should have left the youngest two at home. While the play is fun and spiritual and entertaining, it is not a cartoon so the two and four year olds were not very much enamored with the performance. That's my bad. I thought we could keep them focused, but it was hard.
That said, the rest of the kids LOVED it! The three oldest in particular were completely taken with the play and they came away having had an unforgettable experience.
Bryce was particularly taken with the production and decided (all on his own) that he was going to get the autographs of these vaguely sort of famous local actors. He got a paper and pen from his grandmother and he went from person to person making sure he got the signature of each and every person in the play. It was adorable to watch. He was thrilled. He came home excited to put the now highly valued paper in his scrapbook and save it for his posterity. How sweet is that.
What a fun way so spend a Sunday evening.