During the kids' winter break from school we decided to take them to go see a play at the Utah Children's Theatre. Ever since I took our daughter to see Snow White there last month for a girl's night out, all my other kids have been asking to go, so we decided to have them host us for a showing of Peter Pan this time.
When we got there we discovered that they now offer gift cards, which would have been so nice last month when I was trying to gift tickets to my niece for her birthday without knowing exactly what day and times to purchase tickets for. I ended up printing my own little card that explained she could pick out tickets and I would buy them, but this would have worked far better! Something to remember in the future as I am making an effort to gift 'experiences' more than 'things' lately.
This one more closely followed the Disney storyline that they were familiar with and the kids loved it. I enjoyed watching how they were able to work in so many special effects with everything from sewing on Peter Pan's shadow to flying through London to Tinker Bell's mood swings. It was quite well done.
This was the first time I'd ever taken our 4-year-old to a play and other than getting too excited and accidently kicking the chair of the kind gentleman in front of us, he did great! He was so into the storyline and was cute to watch as he laughed out loud every time poor Captain Hook started crying and running away from the crocodile. My favorite part was when intermission arrived and he asked if there was going to be another episode we could watch... which clearly demonstrated a need to expose him to something other than Disney JR. TV shows!
It was a fun night and as always I enjoyed getting to watch my kids experience the joys of live theater and then watched their imaginations come alive as they spent the next several days at home role playing scenes from the play and thinking up 'happy thoughts' to make themselves fly!