This review was written by Smarty Caris Malone.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s adaption of A Sick Day for Amos McGee was the perfect way to start the morning with my girls: peaceful and calm!
As soon as we walked into the theatre the puppeteers began engaging with the audience, which were anywhere from 7 years old to 6 months. While calming music played balloons bopped through the air and shadow puppets were created in the low lighting. This ambiance created a smooth transition to the beginning of the show, where we were introduced to the animals of the city zoo. The puppeteers worked with the life-size puppets to create realistic movements that held the young audiences attention throughout the 30 minute performance.
The thoughtful story of how Amos McGee takes care of the animals each day, and in return they take care of him, was not lost on either of my girls. They recognized that because he was kind and caring, others were kind to him. What a wonderful moment as a Momma. All I ever ask of my girls is to be kind; to treat others as they would like to be treated. Fingers crossed this moment will last through the summer!
If you haven’t gotten your tickets to this kind and peaceful show do it now! It’s the perfect morning activity to do with your little smarties. After the show you can stay calm and read some books at ImaginOn or get the wiggles out across the street at First Ward splash pad. Can you guess what we did?!
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