It's time to celebrate the change from fall to winter with Redmoon
Theater's annual Winter Pageant, a must-see show for all
families with littles: The puppetry, funky 1960's soundtrack, and
special effects (including....shhhhh!....a bubble
machine!!) will capture even the attention of your most
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
At the door $22
Kids under 10 for $10; Kids under 3 for FREE
Thursday & Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 1pm, 4pm, 7:30pm
Sunday 1pm ; 4pm
(No shows: NOV 25, DEC 24-26, JAN 1)
Family Picnic & Performance Package
Sunday NOV 28, DEC 12; 19 11am
Adults $35, Kids $20
This exciting package includes a picnic-style lunch with the
performers, a unique backstage opportunity, and tickets to the 1pm
performance. An experience perfect for any holiday outing!
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
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