Last night The Girls and I went to see Little House on the Prairie, the Musical. We had a blast!
I read the Little House books growing up, and I enjoyed them even more when we read them together as a family a few years ago. The Girls have just started reading the books on their own. I think they enjoyed the show even more because they easily recognized the characters and plot.
I also grew up watching Little House on the Prairie on television, and it still ranks as one of my top five favorite television series. It was syndicated by the time I was in grade school. I got home from school about 3:45 and it was on at 4:00. As a mother, I now understand why that was the perfect time to have a quality show on television! We were able to have some downtime after school, and my mom had peace and quiet while she was preparing dinner. We started buying Little House on the Prairie DVDs a couple of years ago and now own the first four seasons. It's fun watching the episodes again with the kids.
Anyway ... back to our evening out. The Girls loved dressing up, and they even got to paint their nails! (Notice the braids -- guess who wants to be Laura?)
We had dinner at a Chinese restaurant before the show. The Girls LOVE Chinese food, the restaurant was within walking distance of the theater, and it was in the Happenings Book my parents loaned us, so we got two entrees for the price of one! (Thanks, Dad and Mom!)
The show itself was great! I'd highly recommend it, especially if you like Little House. Though The Girls have been to the theater once before, this was their first musical, and they loved it -- they love anything that involves music and dancing! And they couldn't believe the same actress who played "Laura" in the TV shows was right before their eyes playing "Ma" on the stage.
Finally, because the person whose tickets we used is a contributor to the theater, we got to sit in his box seats and we were also able to use the Contributors' Lounge during the intermission -- wine and chocolate! (Thanks, again, for thinking of us, Mona!)
After seeing the musical last night, The Girls want to be Mary and Laura for Halloween. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to look for costumes? (I don't have a lot of time or money.)