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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Greg and I went to the Majestic Theatre last Friday night.
It was my Christmas present.
We went to see Cirque de la Symphonie.
It was a combination of the San Antonio Symphony
with some of the acts from cirque.
The theatre is so beautiful and we really enjoyed the performances
It made me realize how much I miss listening to live music,
and seeing a live performance.It got us thinking about all the shows we've gone to see at the theatre.
When we lived in Milwaukee, before we were married,
we saw Phantom of the Opera and The King and I at the Milwaukee Theatre.
When we lived in St. Louis we went to the Fox Theatre to see
The Lion King for our first wedding anniversary.
We went all out for that one and had dinner before the show at the theatre
and we had box seats...that was such an amazing show.
You really should go see it if you have the chance.

Last year I went with some of my girl friends to see Wicked
here at the Majestic Theatre, and that was also a very good show.

When I was young I really wanted to be an actress,
but I'm sure most little girls go through that stage.
I was a part of most of the plays my highschool had to offer,
and even did a few productions in college.
I really love to go to the Theatre and see a live performance,
it's WAY better than a movie to me.
Yes, movies have their place, but in my opinion live theatre is so much better.

So, I'm curious what shows you have seen live and
what you would recommend that I make sure I get to.
I've seen lots more live shows but not professionally done.
Lots of high school and college performances.
One of my favorite college performances was when my brother was
a lead part of the production of Blood Brothers.
It is a very moving production and worth your time to go see...
even in a college atmosphere. (and the college productions are
a lot cheaper but sometimes just as good, on a smaller scale).

And at what age have you taken children to the theatre?
My mom and sister and I took Naomi to see Cinderella
at the Fireside in Milwaukee last May and she did great sitting through it.
But the stage was right in front of her so I'm sure that made a difference.
If she was sitting in the balcony she may not pay attention as well.
Just curious if any of you have experience with taking kids.
I can't wait till we can go to the theatre as a family!
jimandafleming said...

I so agree with you about going to the theater! I LOVE it! Let's see...I was Laurie in our high school production on Oklahoma! I've seen lots of dinner theater stuff, too.

I've seen the touring Broadway productions of: Cats, A Chorus Line, Wicked (2x), Phantom of the Opera, Aida, Beauty and the Beast. We're going to see West Side Story in February.

On Broadway: Titanic

In London: Blood Brothers, Phantom, and the Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged.

All were really good! I want to see Avenue Q (which is for adults, only!) and In the Heights.

As for children, I'm not really sure. I haven't gotten to that point...but depending on the show, I would think starting at 7?

Amy said...

This past December my co-worker and I took our boys (both 4.5 years old) to see 'My Son Pinnochio'. It was done with children in mind in a cute little theater (maybe 200 seats) so that everyone had a good view of the stage. Timmy loved it! So I think it completely depends on the venue.

I've seen a fair amount of things as well but these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head: Phantom, Les Miserables, The Complete Works of Shakespeare abridged, A Winter's Tale (x2), Rent, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol (x3), The Lion King... Erik and I used to go to the Rep in Milwaukee before we had Timmy.

I also enjoy going to the theater. It's a great experience and there's something about experiencing something live that really enhances the experience.

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