Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

This weekend is your last chance to catch Anne of Green Gables. Their final shows will be Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 1:00 and 4:30pm. If you can't make it out this weekend, they will be starting their next show, which is The Wizard of Oz on December 10th. I highly recommend either one of these classics!

Or we just discovered that they offer a cool ticket package that I am eyeing for kids' for Christmas. Rather than a full season pass to their shows, their new 3 show package gets you tickets to their final three shows of the season, which happen to be their annual Magic Show, which my kids LOVE along with Treasure Island and Pinkalicious. Literally the perfect set for boys or girls. My daughter's entire 5th birthday was Pinkalicious themed, I am so excited to take her to this one! I think this new 3 show package is such a fun idea and perfect for Christmas since we seem to have more "stuff" than we can manage to keep picked up around our house and I am really trying to focus on memories and experiences over "stuff" this year with the kids.

If you haven't been to a play produced by Utah Children's Theater, you simply must add this to your list of things to do with your kids. My kids and I were recently invited to attended Anne of Green Gables, and we were thoroughly impressed!  

I had last visited the theater at least eight years ago when it was named the "Avalon" and hosted various music bands for concerts.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the current theater, located at 3605 S. State Street in South Salt Lake, drastically updated and beautifully renovated to house theater productions.

Anne of Green Gables followed the plot of its book counterpart fairly closely (which made me happy, being an Anne of Green Gables fan since I was young).  The actor who played Anne was bubbly and delightful and interpreted Anne's character well. 

My girls, ages 4 and 6, enjoyed the play, too.  I will say, however, that my four-year-old lost interest after the first half of the play, since it was a full-length, two-hour-long production.  This was due to her age, not the quality of the show, which was terrific.  This show is more appropriate for the 6+ aged audience. 

Overall, the show pleased grown-ups and children alike.  I will happily attend future productions performed at the Utah Children's Theater.

Camille

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