Thursday, May 7, 2015

Winnie the Pooh at Utah Children's Theather

My girls were super excited to go to another play at the Utah Children's Theater. They were especially thrilled when they heard that it was Winnie the Pooh. We're definitely fans of the cuddly-dimwitted-honey-loving bear. The theater was transformed from the elaborate Zorro set to a charming set straight from the pages of the illustrated book by A.A. Milne.

The audience was immediately introduced to the lovable characters. The actors were respectful of the beloved characters by playing them with grace and charm while giving them the wide range of emotions that we have come to love from the stories. Most of the show is cast with adult actors, but children appropriately play the parts of Christopher Robbin, Roo and the additions (staying true to the book's illustrations) of a young owl and an adorable, scene-stealing hedgehog named Hedgie. The children were marvelous actors and we thoroughly enjoyed watching them on stage. The costuming was brilliant and done by the delightful actress who plays Piglet. Each costume brought the stuffed animal character to life without being scary to children.

We laughed. We sighed. We were shocked by the nasty plans of Rabbit. We empathized with the forgotten Eyeore. We were energized by Tigger and cheered for the beloved Winnie the Pooh. The kids were completely enthralled. Because Winnie the Pooh especially appeals to children, three year old children are allowed to attend this production. As usual, there are no bad seats in the Utah Children's Theater. Winnie the Pooh is a great way to introduce your children to theater. Don't miss this fabulous show.

Winnie the Pooh at the Utah Children's Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah plays through May 2015 and tickets can be purchased online. Use the code : UTAHMOM2015 to save 15% off tickets

If your children are interested in acting and drama, take a moment to read more about Utah Children's Theater's Summer Camps. 

**We received complimentary tickets to the performance of Winnie the Pooh. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.**

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