Taking Kids to a Broadway-style Play

Yesterday was my birthday.  I am beyond wanting cake and parties.  But I did want to go out for supper with my family and then see a play.  The Marriott Lincolnshire (in IL) does wonderful Broadway productions.  Many of the actors have actually been on Broadway.  The show last night was ‘Joseph and the Amazing Colored Dreamcoat’.

There were 6 of us…Myself, Husband, Dennis, son Travis and his girlfriend, Katie, then Tania, 15, and Alex, 9.  If you follow my blog you know that Tania and Alex were adopted from Russia 4 years ago.  Tania grumbled about going to a play, saying she didn’t like them.  However, once she was in the theater she suddenly was gushing about how much she loved being there.  (our Drama-Queen)  I read Alex the story and prepped him to the story line several times.  He didn’t move during the entire show.  He laughed, clapped with the music and was totally into it.  He loved it when the King of the Israelites came out as ‘The King’–Elvis.

When the play was over, he turned to me and said, “Mom!  That was so much fun!”  Maybe he’ll be our actor/singer some day!

All in all, it was a fun night.  Everyone enjoyed the dinner and then the play.  The music was lively and fun. It was still on my mind when I went to bed.  It was great to be able to expose Tania & Alex to real Theater without having to pay Chicago Theater prices.

If you want info on the Marriott Plays– Marriott Lincolnshire Theater .  Just so you know, you can get a very nice supper for an extra $10 if  you attend a play on a Thursday night.

It was a great way to spend my birthday.  A perfect end to a perfect day–except for the fact I’m officially older now.

Deborah Mumm, The Adoption Coach  Everything for Adoption

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