We have never attended a performance at Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) that we have not loved. And we have had the chance to attend many over the past few years. This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend opening night of Goodnight Moon, and it is our new favorite. If you have a kid in your life, especially one in the 3-8 years of age range, go see it. You will love it. Here's the scoop, from the SCT website:
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Goodnight MoonBook, Music, and Lyrics by Chad Henry
Adapted from Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Directed by Rita Giomi
MARCH 5 - APRIL 26, 2015Goodnight Moon has been cherished by generations for over 40 years, and SCT’s lively musical production has been popular all over the country since the world premiere in 2007. Now we’re bringing this signature piece home again so a new group of children and families can enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to dreamland. In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy.
Would you believe that we never, ever read Goodnight Moon with our kids? So we went to this play not really knowing what the story was about. And we absolutely loved it. From the beginning scenes of Bunny's bedtime, we were all laughing along. I think the parents in the audience were laughing knowingly- bedtime struggles are real for everyone! This show features beautiful sets with tons of things that come to life, great puppetry, fun songs, good acting, and some physical humor which set my 7-year-old off into the type of laughing where he had trouble breathing from laughing so hard. Despite the 90 minute runtime, we all stayed engaged and never felt that the play was too long. It's truly a fun, sweet experience for the whole family.
And, best of all, when we got home that evening, the kids went straight to bed and to sleep, which never, ever happens! Goodnight Moon for the win!