I had the pleasure of interviewing some young audience members as they were leaving Cinderella last Thursday. The Dress Up Theatre was packed, but both Leo and Jai had front row seats on the bolsters! Jai even got to go up on the stage when the Fairy God Mother (played by 11-year-old Bridget Fehrs) did magic tricks at the beginning of the play!
Leo watched the play with his brother Sam and his Mom Eden. Jai watched the play with his Grandmother. They were both eager to talk to me afterward and tell me what they thought!
You can listen to the full interview here. Here are a few of my favorite parts:
Reba: What did you think of the play?
Jai & Leo: Good!!!!
Reba: What was your favorite part?
Jai: In the end.
Leo: The end!
Reba: Why the end?
Leo: Because they married each other.
Reba: What was your favorite costume?
Jai: The Prince’s
Reba: Why Cinderella’s?
Leo: Because it was pretty.
I’ve seen Jai and his Grandmother at several plays and Leo and his brother Sam have even taken a Teensy Weensy Theatre Class with me. It’s exciting to see young people engage with and enjoy theatre at an early age, a sign that they’ll value the arts for life!