Last weekend Annika and I went to Austin’s Zach Scott Theatre to see Good Night Moon, a family musical adapted from the iconic story book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. It was a favorite of ours when Annika was a baby. She still loves to read it occasionally.
Every once in a while I get freebie offers for my blog and I usually ignore them as most of them aren’t things that fit in with the flavor of Momsoap.
But this was one I couldn’t pass up. And we were both pleased that we went to see the show.
“Step into the great green room as one of the most iconic children’s books of all time is brought to life. In this lively musical about children’s imaginations at bedtime, Bunny’s room magically comes alive with stunning puppetry, tap dancing bears, and even a trip through the night sky with a constellation light show.”
Bunny’s imagination comes to life as this play expands on all the ways he can drag out bedtime. To be honest, the old lady whispering hush was a bit of a disappointment as I’d always imagined her to be a gentle soul. In this play, she’s cranky and tired and yells a lot. I suppose that’s more realistic ;).
Even so, the play was an overwhelmingly success. It was a cast of professional actors all with expert singing and dancing skills. It was enjoyable for both of us with the entertaining actors: Jill Blackwood, Amy Downing, Frank Nappi, and Jerome Schoolar of the Biscuit Brothers (hey, I knew that guy looked familiar!).
The best part of the play was that it held Annika’s firm attention for the entire hour and a half. She was glued to her seat and riveted by every scene and every action. And at the end of the play, she said she was tired from looking at the stars on the ceiling. Too bad she doesn’t nap anymore!
I highly recommend checking it out if you have a child who enjoys the theater. It’s perfect for the 3-6 age group (maybe older, I’m no expert on kids older than this age group).
To order tickets call 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit www.zachtheatre.org. Children’s tickets are $14, and adult tickets are $16. Showtimes are Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The play runs Feb. 2 – March 23.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post with free tickets to the show.