Presidential Performance! Star-Spangled Singing! Official-ly Outstanding!
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, you outdid yourself with this musical! I am not even sure if I am going to be able to put into words how A+MAZING it is. You even had my husband captivated. It is a MUST see.
Smarties, stop what you are doing, click on the link and purchase tickets. It is that good. Standing ovation good. My twins are still talking about it. They learned so much on opening night. What an amazing teaching tool! If this was out during my time as a fourth-grade teacher – this would be our field trip. TEACHERS, IF YOU ARE READING THIS — THIS SHOULD BE YOUR FIELD TRIP. The entire audience was engaged from start to finish. I loved seeing all the children’s faces during the campaigning scenes. It was so much fun. We all left with an overwhelming sense of happiness that the best person for the job was elected. You could hear the kids all talking and cheering for Grace as they exited the theatre. Another thing, we all left with a full understanding of the electoral college. Do you know how many years it has taken me to understand the electoral college? I even campaigned for a presidential nominee and worked in Washington, DC for a Senator and it wasn’t until last Friday night that I can finally say, “I get it!”
Just to give you an inkling of how fun this show is, check out the “Democracy Rap” number:
I would like to thank the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for being the inspiration behind bringing this wonderful children’s book to the stage. I would also like to thank the author of the children’s book, “Grace for President”, Kelly DiPucchio for agreeing to this idea!!!!
The artistic director – WELL DONE! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The playwright – BRAVO! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The director – BRAVO! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The cast – BRAVO! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The stage design – AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The costume design- AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The choreography – AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The music – AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
The lighting & sound – Point on! AMAZING! AMAZING!
Stage Manager – Good flow! AMAZING! AMAZING!