Friday, February 28, 2014

Live: Local & London

My favorite thing to do with Oldest Son and Youngest Son is to share new learning experiences with them. Both boys started going to the symphony and musicals at age two. They have always been attentive and enjoyed our many outings.

Tonight we did a couple things we have never done before:
  • We saw the live production of War Horse from London's West End
  • We attended a live broadcast of a theater production in a Cinemark movie theater
It seems wrong to type "horse puppets" however that is exactly how the life size horses are portrayed. The puppeteering is genius. And the story telling set in World War I combined with Celtic music is fantastic. During Intermission we were also treated to an interview with one of the directors and the author of the book, War Horse, along with a short behind the scenes film. I would, of course, have loved to be in London's National Theatre but it is a modern marvel that we can watch this artistry from our local movie house.

In 2005, Oldest Son (age 4), Youngest Son (age 2) and I did go to our collective first theatre production IN London. We saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium. The whole experience was magical especially when the car literally flew over our heads.

And now we are able to attend Youngest Son's local productions since he is a novice of musical theatre. Last weekend, we proudly watched Youngest Son in RCT's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ...
Youngest Son (in middle) takes a bow as Benjamin.

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