We've always intended to take the kids to plays on a regular basis. Maybe call it part of their school experience. But we've had a hard time fitting it into our lives. Regular shows are often too expensive and the cheaper shows for school groups often are not welcoming of infants and toddlers so it just hasn't happened. So we jumped at the chance to take the kids to A Christmas Carol for free.
We took the older six kids to the Geva Theatre and they had an awesome time. I was a bit surprised that the theater was so small. It would be rather hard to find a seat that did not provide you with a fairly up close and personal view of things. I was also very surprised by the quality of the special effects used during the play. It's been a long time since I've seen an actual play so I really was not expecting that sort of thing. It was very impressive.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and a thank you goes to Geva Theater and the sponsors of the Home for the Holidays program for giving us the free tickets and the chance to enjoy a wonderful night out with the kids.