Monday, October 17, 2011

Seattle Children's Theater presents: Harold and the Purple Crayon

You may not know this about me, but I love drama.  No, not between people, but drama on a stage.  I have participated as much as I could, but I usually end up on the music side, hiding behind, below, or above the stage with my flute.  I love to be part of the show though!

When I was in high school I took a drama class although the biggest role I ever had was as a "villager" in the Princess Bride.  I don't think I even said anything!

One thing we did do though was attend the Seattle Children's Theater workshops and a play.  We did some cool improv things as a class and then after the play they talked to us about all the things that went on behind the scenes and answered our questions.  The true drama geeks in our class were over the moon!

I believe I've been to one other show at the Seattle Children's Theater, but I can tell you, they always do a wonderfully professional job even if it's called a "children's theater".

This weekend I'm taking my older son to see Harold and the Purple Crayon.  We have a copy of a video (and I need to watch it this week as I don't know the storyline!) so he's familiar with it.

I'm pretty sure he's going to love it and I can't wait to tell him we're going to a show in the "big city"!  I'll be sure to let you know how it was!

The show runs through the end of October so if you're in the area check it out!

And, I noticed that next spring they'll be performing A Single Shard.  I would LOVE to see this one!  It's not actually a Newberry Award book, but I think it should be.  It's a 2002 Newberry Award winner and I read it because my mom's class was reading it and it's a fabulous story.  I'd love to see how they bring it to the stage!  (this one would be better for upper elementary/middle school though)

I am being provided with free tickets to this show, but my love for theater is all my own!

1 comment:

  1. Laughing about liking drama...on stage!

    The pictures you display here make the show look really intriguing! If I lived in the area - I'd go!


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