I got to take my 3-year-old triplets to see the Goodnight Moon musical at the Denver Center for Performing Arts and had a great time. Beginning with the banners and decorations as soon as you enter the building, the kids were able to recognize the themes from the book and got excited to go inside the auditorium. The show began, and as each character was introduced, my littlies would either convey to me what they were seeing or just watch carefully.
As the clock struck seven, all their favorite characters in the Great Green Room came to life on stage: Bunny, kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, the red balloon, a (not-so-quiet) old lady, and – of course – cows jumping over the magical moon.
The music was fun and the actors’ interaction with the audience, going up and down the aisles was a nice touch. If you’re a fan of the book, you can’t miss it and if you’re not familiar with the story, you’ll still love it.
Featuring whimsical music and dance, this captivating adaptation is produced as a part of the DCPA’s Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances tailored for Pre-K through 3rd grade audiences.
There are over 120 weekday performances dedicated for students, with scholarships and student group discounts available.
Performances run from:
October 4 – December 20, 2019 and January 7 – February 16, 2020.
For dates and to order tickets visit:
Denver Center for the Performing Arts.