I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Community Theater

What: Community Theater

Where: Various Locations

Who: All ages

Our view: A good way to introduce your children to the theater is through your local community theater. For younger children, community theaters often put on children's productions for young children to attend. Since community theater is usually less expensive than professional productions, you won't be wasting as much money if your child does not make it through the entire show. Besides, often this shows are quite interactive and young children really enjoy them. For older children, community theater often provides an opportunity for them to participate. Either they can try-out for a show or they can help out backstage or building sets or in some other capacity. Many a professional actor has started out his or her career in community theater. Of course, not all community theater is equal. There are some really bad community theater productions, and there are some excellent ones. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing in advance which of these categories a show is going to fit into. However, we would recommend giving it a chance because if you don't go because you are afraid it will be bad, you will miss out on some great shows. One ways to find out about your local theater community theater and the productions they put on are to check the your local paper for notices of auditions or advertising that a show is going to be put on. Another way is to look on-line if a community theater does not have its own web-sites, you may be able to find listings for local community  theaters on your towns web-sites. In an case, we would definitely recommend getting involved with community theater in some way either by going to see shows, or by being in shows, or by working on shows.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.