Yesterday, my husband, sons and I went to see The Paper Bag Players’ On Top of Spaghetti at Riverbank State Park. It was excellent! (On a side note, it was days like yesterday that make me so grateful that my husband switched his profession from being a computer programmer to a teacher. Becoming an eighth grade math teacher for the last school year was extremely difficult, but the summers off from work – PRICELESS!)
On Top of Spaghetti was actually a combination of short skits featuring the title story (which happens to be one of Michael’s favorite books). The great thing about the show besides the excellent actors was that it was very interactive. The kids in the audience were singing/chanting/giving the actors direction/etc. in practically every skit. The play was also relatively short (a little less than an hour), so it kept the kids’ attention.
If you have kids ages four to nine (even though my 16 months old son Sean thoroughly enjoyed the performance also – he was laughing like the bigger kids!) I highly recommend The Paper Bag Players. Many of their performances are free and the ones that are not free are very reasonably priced.