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THE CURTAIN CALLS Skylar Gross, a fifth grader at West University Elementary School, has attended plays and musicals since she was 2.
I love seeing shows at Main Street Theater. I have been going to see shows there since I was 2. My mom is an actress, so I got introduced to theater sooner than most people do. The shows there can be funny, serious, exciting or uplifting. Some shows are for pre-K and up, some are for first or third grade and up, and then there are shows for older kids, like me, which are fifth grade and up.
I loved when they did A Charlie Brown Christmas this past holiday season. I am a big fan of the movie, so it was exciting to see it onstage. I loved the tap-dancing in it too! I really liked seeing The Wizard of Oz last summer there too. It had so many special effects, and the actors, costumes and makeup were amazing. Some other favorites of mine have been Mockingbird, Shrek The Musical and Superfudge.
I see shows at other theaters here too. This year, I have been to see TUTS’ productions of The Secret Garden and Sleeping Beauty at The Hobby Center. We have been to every show of the Houston Symphony Family Concert Series at Jones Hall since I was 2. There are four shows a year, and they are different-themed and always have kids from a local high school, middle school or even elementary school performing along with the symphony onstage!
I also like to go to see shows at middle schools and high schools too. I liked seeing Legally Blonde the Musical and Fiddler On The Roof at The Emery/Weiner School and Beauty and the Beast at Friendswood High School. I can’t wait to see Into The Woods at Episcopal High School this April with my mom.
Theater is captivating. I love the sets, costumes, makeup, choreography and, of course, the actors. I even love to read the playbills over and over again when I get home. Seeing plays is one of my favorite hobbies, and if you haven’t seen a play lately, you should.
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