I was just sent this weekend to a show I'd otherwise never have seen: "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by the Bay Area Children's Theatre. As a non-parent, this company wasn't on my radar at all -- but the show was superb, and it was incredibly fun and rewarding to see a packed house of kids (many of them QUITE young) delighting in the show and the opportunity at the end to get a keepsake poster and interact with the characters/actors. (My favorite moment was a very serious little guy asking the Dragon whether he was sad when he couldn't fly.)
Alas this was the final day of the final weekend of this show, but I've now recommended the company to all my friends with young kids, and i'm looking forward to coming back with children in tow. I really feel like that experience of being an adjudicator gave me the opportunity not only to see excellent theatre that I'd otherwise have missed, but also to become familiar with an entire COMPANY whose work I'm now excited to follow and share.
Last edited Tuesday, March 25, 2014