One of the cool things about homeschooling is that you’re free to take your children to see live theater performances and other activities within the arts. In a time when most public schools are scaling back their fine arts departments, small community theaters are doing their best to ensure that children have access to quality live theater performances during the school year.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve encouraged our members to attend these performances as often as possible, and this year has been no different. With 2 shows over the last 2 weeks, we’ve been very fortunate to be able to attend!
Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells was performed by Casa Mañana from Fort Worth, TX. They put on a great show. If you’ve read any of the Junie B books, then you’re familiar with quirky Junie and her classmates. This was a really well done live rendition! The actors did an amazing job of bringing the actions and mannerisms of small children to life.
Schoolhouse Rock, performed by Childsplay, this revision of Saturday morning educational cartoons was pretty awesome! With creative lighting, costuming and 4 fantastic actors, this was a performance we were really glad to see come to life!
Childsplay is a resident professional company of adult actors who teach and perform for young audiences and families, and has been one of our favorite companies to see perform for several years now. They’ve always been great, and this was no exception. If you have the opportunity to see them in the future, make plans to do so – you won’t be disappointed!
The next Kids’ Series show is in January – if you can, check it out!