Tuesday 12 April 2011

That's entertainment

We're trying to encourage a love of live theatre in our children.
That and a healthy level of imaginative play.

Which is why I love nothing better than having to write, exactly as instructed, a sign like this to hang on our front door.

This is what then greeted the guy who lives here when he walked through that door.

He was provided with a ticket (as seen on the left of the pic in front of Miss A) featuring mermaids and instructions on entering the show through 'four door centre'.

He was also asked what his phone number was and this information was plugged into the cash register, probably for future market research or telemarketing!

He was then escorted through the house and seated on the deck ready for the show to begin once the puppeteers introduced themselves.

There was a cast of thousands (well not quite, but you get the idea)

Characters from near and far

And some very funny voices and storylines.

And after every great performance you front your audience to take your bow.

What's something fun that's been happening at your place?


Seaweed and Raine said...

That is super cool! What fun you must have had. Did the Guy who lives there enjoy the show?

Liz said...

So sweet Karen, nothing much changes does it? My four were doing that over 30 years ago, imagination is an amazingly wonderful thing..

Liesl said...

I'm still laughing about the unsuspecting theatre patron having to give his phone number!

Yesterday we (apparently) had a film set in our house. Not sure where the idea came from ... but it involved a lot of masking tape cordons and things being tipped on their sides.

Happy holidays to you all!

Natalie said...

this post had me nodding away as this is what my boys have enjoyed lately as well - signs start appearing all over the house, their last show was dance party - we even had to pay an entry fee!

Unknown said...

I loved doing plays and shows with my siblings when I was little and then our kids loved it too , such great fun !

Carolyn said...

Karen- that made me truley smile!

your such good parents, and your girls are such treasures!

Little Munchkins said...

How cute! I love the last pic of them bowing - adorable!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I can't wait until mine gets old enough to perform little shos for me , i remember making up dances to show our parentsw when we were little.