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

Monday, July 23, 2018

More Theater Monday - The Children's Musical Theater Festival: The Wind in the Willows

We were given free tickets to The Wind in the Willows at the Children's Musical Theater Festival for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Children's Musical Theater Festival

Where: Rose Nagelberg Theater
             Baruch Performing Arts Center
             55 Lexington Ave.
             New York, NY

When: This event took place on July 14 - 15, 2018

Me- The Wind in the Willows was a good show. It was about animals. It took place over all the different seasons of a year. The story was amusing. The characters were likeable and funny. The actors in the show did a really good job with their roles. The songs were good. I don't remember them now, but I would like to listen to them again. This would be a great show for a school to do. I would love to see this show in school and/or act in it.

Mom - We recently had the opportunity to see The Wind in the Willows at the Children's Musical Theater Festival presented by Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway. The show is based on the beloved children's book by Kenneth Grahame. The musical played in the West End in 2017. The version presented at the festival was a one act condensed version which was being tried out for use in schools and other youth group productions. Although the show did not make much of impact when it played in London, it is a fun show full of amusing animal characters that would especially appeal to groups that get a lot of young children in their audiences. It  also has a cute story and some fun songs. Broadway Workshop did a great job with the show. The acting, singing and dancing were all fine. The show was well cast and each actor was well suited to his or her part. The highlight of the show was Andrew Feldman's hysterically funny performance as Mr. Toad. Seeing his talented performance in the show, it was obvious why he recently won a Jimmy Award for High School actors (although his award was for his performance  as Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can at his highschool not for his performance in this show). Over all, The Wind in The Willows at the Children's Musical Theater Festival was a very engaging show, and it was a very enjoyable evening of theater.

For more information about Broadway Workshop, visit http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All The Wind in the Willows production photos supplied by Broadway Workshop

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