Redmoon Theater's Winter PageantMonday, November 15, 2010
Windy City Mama
Redmoon is simply so family friendly - I knew it would be the perfect 1st time theater experience for Pupa. At age 1, you can imagine that it's hard for her to sit still and be quiet for an hour - so Redmoon's upfront open floor seating for kids was perfect. She stood up front and center, bopping to the beat of the musical numbers and shouting with joy at others. The handmade shakers, handed out at the beginning of the show, were right up her alley, as was the enthusiastic request for audience participation throughout the show.
I'm not sure what I enjoyed more: watching the show or watching Pupa watch the show. And while Pupa enjoyed the music, the lights and colors, Fratellone (age 9) got the jokes and was able to follow the story line - which centered around a group of old folks that find a magic box able to bring them back to their glory days, when the were the members of a famous 60's pop ensemble. As always, I appreciated the celebration of the changing of the seasons - a reminder that winter isn't so bad after all - and spring will be here before we know it!
Redmoon Theater's 2010 Winter Pageant
Tickets and info at www.redmoon.org