We’ve happened upon a conundrum here at Kidsguide headquarters!
We’ve realized that with all the shows we’ve pitched to you families, we’ve never shared how you can make attending them easier and more enjoyable. Without further adieu, we present to you our guide for hitting the theater…
Oh, one second, we forgot to mention that there’s a sweet prize for those of you who stay tuned till the end! 😉
If the show you’d like to attend happens to have a book associated with it, read it! Mark your favorite spots and see if they’re reenacted on stage. You can even hold a little family competition and see whose spots are played out live the most. Your little ones will have to pay attention if they want to catch all of them!
Need a show idea? Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume is hitting the stage through June 4th at South Coast Repertory!
You can find the book here!
Kids are not all the same! Sorry to break it to you Nanny 911. What works for some just doesn’t work for others and lucky for you, many of our theaters offer performances for those special bundles.
Segerstrom Center of the Arts offers a sensory friendly performance of The Painted Garden on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. They reduce sound levels, provide break spaces, and more. You can read all about it here.
And South Coast Repertory is offering an ASL performance of Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2 p.m.
3. Workshops, Workshops, Workshops
Segerstrom Center for the Arts and other favorite venues often offer pre-show activities to add to the fun. You might be able to meet the cast, see the lovely costumes up close, play games or even make crafts! Best part? These activities are often included in the ticket price!
If you’re planning on hitting The Painted Garden you can find more about their art infused pre-show here. If not, always be sure to check websites or call ahead of time. These pre-shows help get the wiggles out before you take your seats, and get the little ones more involved in what they’ll be watching.
Often times kids are afraid of things they don’t know (kind of like grandma’s prune juice) but we’ve got the solution!
5. Go over Theater Etiquette
Learning the basics of how to behave at a performance can help your child understand what’s expected of them. A lot like chewing with your mouth closed…even though adults still forget that from time to time! We’re not pointing any fingers!
Check out the video below for an adorable lesson on Theater Etiquette:
And that, Kidsguide Families, wraps up our Theater 101. But before the curtain closes, we have a very special ending for you.
We’ve teamed up with South Coast Repertory to deal out 2 – Family 4 Packs to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing + 25 SCR Bucks! (Performance dates: 5/27/17 and 6/3/17 at 2 p.m.)
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow us on Instagram:
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2. Leave a comment down below telling us one thing your family loves about the theater. ❤️
3. CONTEST EXTENDED UNTIL 5/25/17 and the 2 winners will be notified via email. Winners must respond within 24 hours. So act fast!