Last week was our field trip to the Dallas Children's Theater. We saw Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It was great! We were seated on the front row, where we could see the actors sweat and spit and dance up close. Tickets were $8 a piece and a study guide was available on their website, along with all the state education standards that the play and guide meet.
This show was an hour long performance with no intermission, but it flew by-the kids were captivated the entire time, including my 18 month old. But even if she was fussy, it is a children's theater where I doubt you would get any looks if you had to walk around the back of the theater. In fact, one of my friend's daughter, who is 2, got a little overwhelmed being so close to the stage. So they moved to the back.
One thing I had to clarify to my kids was that it was called a Children's Theater because the shows are produced for children. The actors were all adults, however. They still enjoyed it a lot, but I think they were surprised to see Alexander played by an adult.
This is the first of 6 shows we have tickets for this season. Already I'm looking forward to the next-and hoping Daddy can come with us next time (maybe take a long lunch break?)
Have you taken any field trips yet?