Isaac, Joy, Mummy and Grandma had a grand time on a Saturday afternoon, watching this interactive performance, sitting on the floor with the rest of the kids.
The Little Green Frog, by Brian Seward, is about a defiant little frog who refuses to do what his Mama Frog asks him to do. Woven into the middle of the story, there is a segment for interacting with the kids in the audience.
The wife told me that the kids were really into the performance. When the performers asked for volunteers to show the audience how to fold clothes, my Joy, all of three years old, shouted "Me! Me!" and the Mama Frog asked her to come up to the front. And Joy really folded the clothes gamely.
If only we can get her to do the same at home. Hmmm.
Isaac volunteered an answer when the performers asked the kids what they like to do in their free time. My boy said, "Read books!"
Grandma said, "Really meh? I thought he prefers to play with his toys more?"
The next PLAYtime! show is on the 28th & 29th of June 2009, on a Sunday & Monday. The title of the June performance is "Tiger Loses his Stripes plus other stories with Tick, Tack, Tock". This is performed by ACT 3 Theatrics at the Recital Studio. It will last about 40 minutes and tickets are at $15, or $50 if you get the package of 4 tickets. More details at the Esplanade site.