Although we had hopes of arriving early for once, we ended up parking at perhaps the farthest end of the lot - again. We need to aim for an earlier arrival before the cooler weather gets here. Below is a picture of the exterior of the theater as we entered. It's such a gorgeous venue and we never tire of looking at the architecture both inside and out. I would encourage you to check out local theaters in your city or town. While nothing can ever replace seeing a Broadway show in New York City, the theater productions that go on National Tour are worth every penny and you won't leave disappointed.
On to the show! Knowing that this was mainly a children's show I can honestly say that it wasn't something that we necessarily would have 'picked' to go see. That's the beauty of purchasing a season package - it forces you to see shows that maybe you wouldn't have otherwise. The show was incredible. All of the young people were entranced and the scene changes were frequent enough to satisfy kids who are used to brief requests of their attention spans! There's plenty of more adult offerings to come this season but seeing a production for the young at heart reminds us of the magical and brief period of childhood. Who knows, maybe some of these children will always have a love of live theater because someone special took them to the theater on a beautiful September afternoon. My Grandmother Reed took me to the theater when I was very young and that instilled in me a love for the theater that is still alive and well. Make sure you take a child in your life to live theater or music events. It's that important. Here's a You Tube clip from the Disney production we saw in Hartford. There's still time to get tickets to this production in Hartford! Enjoy!