Tonight is opening night at the theatre I take Peanut to. We've been going for about a year and a half now.
I believe the first show I took her to was Cinderella.
It was magical! There's nothing better than watching a child's face when they are introduced to live theatre. She sat at the edge of her seat the entire time, mesmerized. No wiggling around, no, "I want a snack"...She absorbed it all in and it left her wanting to see more.
I can remember my mom taking me to plays and musicals and even live Shakespeare at Viscaya in Miami. I want to say the first memory I have of stage acting was a children's theatre near Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, FL. It was a much smaller production than what we saw and the actors involved the audience in the show. I still have the image of being there (tucked away with my other great childhood memories).
I can't be sure that Peanut's first theatre experience will be among her great childhood memories, but the delight on her face will always stay with me.