Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mrs. Claus Play

We love the Chicago Kids Company.  If you live in the Chicagoland area, I can't recommend this children's theater company highly enough. We've seen two other shows at the Beverly Arts Center besides this one (The Tortoise and the Hare, and the Three Little Pigs), and they've been very professionally done. And you can't beat the $10 ticket price.

My mom went with us on the 8th of this month to see the holiday performance of Mrs. Clause. It was really delightful. And we even had front row seats, something I hadn't expected at all! I love, love, love the theater, and so far the kids seem to love it too, so I think it will be a big part of our lives in the years to come. When they get a little bit older, I can't wait to take them to see a Shakespeare play at the Shakespeare Theater downtown at Navy Pier. Now, those tickets cost quite a bit more, so I want to make sure the kids are really ready for and want to see those plays.

After the play, the kids posed for pictures - Jared with one of the "villains" of the play, and Alexa with Mrs. Clause.  What are some of your favorite memories of theater with your kids?


mel said...

looks lovely!

i remember growing up in England we went to the pantomime every was a trip put on by my Dad's work in lieu of a Christmas party...they would wander up the aisles before the show handing out bags of candy -- just to make it even more awesome!! wonderful memories....i really enjoy live's a shame it's so prohibitively expensive here.

Chris said...

That's so awesome you grew up in England! I'd so love to go there someday.

I agree about the price of theater tickets. I'd love to take the kids even more, but does get very pricy to go often.