UPDATED – A GIVEAWAY!
Today we went with the school to watch The Little Company’s Red Riding Hood. We really enjoyed it although at one part Abacus was understandably a little scared and wanted to leave, but he got over it pretty quickly. It was a wonderful production that was very well put together with fantastic acting and singing, and the plot was a very creative twist on the traditional story without putting villains in a bad light. You’ll have to watch it to understand what I mean, but I like this aspect because it’s an example of how things may not always be what they seem, and I’m a little weary of reinforcing stereotypes such as wolves are always bad.
Some of the songs were very catchy, and I loved how they got everyone dancing at the end. I would have liked a little bit more audience interaction because toddlers seem to like that. I thought that this was better than Jack And The Beanstalk but to be fair that ran in 2011 and my memory could be failing me. Back then I liked the songs so much I actually wrote to them to ask if they sold the soundtrack to the musical, but alas they didn’t. Evidence that Red Riding Hood was a good production was that 95% of the audience were between 3-5 years old, and all were rather enthralled by it. I was amazed that how captivated they all were! I’ve been to productions where you can tell everyone gets restless after a while, and boy is it tough to deal with restless toddlers!
Mittens had a nice time listening to me tell the story when we came home. Do catch it!
SRT are also running a holiday programme for kids of ages 4-6, which is a week full of drama, art and craft, music and of course they will get to catch Red Riding Hood, plus a meet-and-green session with the cast and a backstage tour of the theatre. I’m so tempted to sign the boys up! More details here.
And now, a giveaway! Hurray!
I am so excited to be able to give two pairs of tickets away, for the 2:30pm show on Saturday 7 December 2013.
All you have to do is to like the Singapore Repertory Theatre on Facebook (who are a non-profit organisation, BTW), and you can tweet about the giveaway for more chances to win, or I would love to hear your comments (write them below) on what has been your favourite production for kids, or what do you think is essential in a theatre production for kids. Don’t worry, there are no right or wrong (or even primary school model) answers!
Please enter the rafflecopter HERE (sorry, can’t embed, so troublesome hor?). Winners will be able to collect their tickets 30 minutes before the show on 7 December 2013. Entries end on 18 November 2013.
Announcing winners Cynthia and Winnie! Woohoo!
Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored, the tickets, however, were kindly sponsored by the Singapore Repertory Theatre.