The quick story: I first saw Wilson High School's "Winnie the Pooh" with my sister Laura when I was a little girl (four years old, maybe?). I was enchanted with the tissue-paper leaf canopy hanging from the ceiling, and the entire production was magical.
Then as a 14-year-old freshman drama student, I auditioned for the play, and when I was cast as one of the little rabbits, I could hardly contain my excitement. (The cast list was posted right before Christmas break, and I spent several hours of that break hopping around my house to get into character. I know...kind of ridiculous, but this was a DREAM COME TRUE.)
As a junior, when we did another Winnie the Pooh play (it's an every-other-year thing), I had the chance to be Kanga. Again...a dream come true.
I had to laugh when I spoke with a recent Kanga (two years ago) because she was born the year I played her part. Hello? When did I get old?
This is Mr. Bowden, my high school drama teacher, who has promised never to retire. :)
When I spoke with him after Winnie the Pooh a couple of years ago, I said, "We have got to get the mom bloggers involved and fill this theater up. No one knows about this!"
So this year, that is exactly what I am doing.
Here are a few more photos, and then details are below regarding how you can get tickets. (Please come!!)
One of the best parts of the performance is when the characters sign autographs at the end. (I didn't take photos during the show, so this is mostly what I have...) Do you see the smile on my son's face?
There's Pooh, Owl, Kanga, and Tigger...
And Auntie Robin, Christopher Robin, Roo, and Rabbit:
The show is lively, fun, and clever, and it is perfect for any child (or adult). Seriously, you will not regret the experience, and you will wish you had brought all your friends.
So...are you wondering how to reserve your spot?
Here are the details:
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and all kids under the age of 1 are free. (This is a STEAL.)
The dates are March 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th.
Friday nights at 7:00 p.m.
Typically, you can't reserve tickets in advance, but Mr. Bowden has agreed to make an exception for YOU.
Please email april (at) powerofmoms (dot) com with the subject line "Winnie the Pooh" (the subject line is really important, or you might get filtered out) and I'll tell you how to get in touch with Mr. Bowden and which show I will be personally attending with my family. We're also doing a group picnic that day!
Can't wait!!! So excited for you to experience it with your children.