My first theatre experience – Aaron

Today I took Aaron to see #StarlightExpressSA.

We booked the cheap seats.  Up in the mezzanine, they were literally cushions on the floor where the seats usually are (they took out the seats to put them on the stage).

So he could move around and he could still see everything.


I figured I would let him tell you about his experience in his own words.

What did you think of the theatre? It is big.

What did you like most about the show? The beginning, where they all come out and have flags and stuff.

Who was your favourite character? Rusty. (mine too kiddo)

Who did you want to win the big race? Rusty. And he did. I told you mom.

What was the most fun part? Getting autographs afterwards.

Do you want to say anything else? Yes, can I have roller skates for my birthday? 

So, there you have it.  Aaron was pretty impressed with the theatre.  He is definitely keen to go again.  I told him I will take him to see Aladdin, the end of year {panto}!

Warming up

On Wednesday I attended the warm up session for #StarlightExpressSA at Joburg Theatre.

I just have to say, these guys are amazing. An hour warmup on skates followed by a two hour show. Thee guys are animals. I was tired just watching them!

Warm up consisted of physical warm up as well as a vocal warm up.

Here are some pics.









We followed warmup with another performance. It’s the second time I’ve seen the actual production. Janice has made a few small changes and the performance has only benefited. If you haven’t seen the show yet I urge you to go see it. Only one more week left!