Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lindy goes to the theatre (To be read in a sophisticated dialect)

This morning we met some friends at a local theatre to see their stage production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I've been wanting to take Lindy to a play for a long time but just hadn't had (made) the opportunity yet. The past few months she's really shown her flair for drama and imagination by memorizing lines to movies (primarily Cinderella) and acting out various scenes. I tried explaining to Lindy what a play is but she couldn't quite comprehend the concept. We were the first to arrive and be seated and she was genuinely apprehensive and a bit afraid as we entered the dark and quiet tiny theatre.

As it grew closer to showtime, her excitement mounted and fear seemed to dissipate. She was especially excited when her friends showed.

The great thing about this theatre is that it is super intimate, kid friendly, and they keep the kids engaged by encouraging participation. At the beginning of the play, they let all the little princesses on stage to have their picture taken with Snow White. With my little wiggle worm, I was concerned she'd rush the stage and try to participate a bit too much. I was pleasantly surprised when she stayed pretty still and quiet the entire time.

I've always enjoyed attending theatre whether it be high school, local small town, or big time professional, so you can imagine I've really dreamed of sharing these kinds of moments with Lindy. This morning was perfect and I look forward to many more trips to the theatre in the future!


Jcbaron99 said...

I LOVE that theatre. I miss it. We took Summer several times and she really enjoyed. Something that both the parents and the kids can enjoy.

mommy24treasures said...

what a wonderful outing! Oh we would love it!

Jenn said...

Oh...what a fun day!!!!



The West's said...

you beat me to it... of course, I'm still trying to catch up from last month!

we had fun - thanks for inviting us!

Michelle said...

Linda is such a beautiful little girl! We have a local children's theatre that offers classes for kids. We have put Leila in several of the classes and she has loved them. (And the teacher is from Russia: a big bonus!) Some have been multi-week classes; some just a few hours on a single day. Sounds like Lindy might be the star of the show, if you have something like that available in your area.

Michelle said...

Oops. I just noticed I had a typo. I meant Lindy; not Linda. ;-)

Amanda said...

That is so neat! I'm glad you found a kid friendly theater and that Lindy loved it. :)

Kate said...

What a share what you love with Lindy!! I am so glad she loved the the-a-ter (said in the most high brow accent this western PA girl can muster of course!!). I love the pictures and your account of the day was just filled with pride and well it should have been!!

Lindy looks as lovely as always in her sweet dress!

Love to you! More later!!

sara said...

That is SO awesome! I would have loved to gone; I am glad that Lindy had a good time!

Lori said...

I read it "in a sophisticated dialect" and then cracked up~ you're so funny. :)
How wonderful for her, I'm sure she just loved it!
Thanks for the card in the mail....again. Thanks for thinking of me and letting me know, it means a lot. :)
Big hugs to you!

Deborah said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun! You'll never forget these memories. Lindy is such a beauty.

Elena said...

People should read this.