You've got your soccer families, dance moms, and hockey dads. We've dabbled in these worlds, but recently have found us settling into the theater scene. Our oldest has been bitten by the acting bug and has been performing in community theater since he was 9 years old. We've been looking to take both boys to a real-deal Broadway production, but just haven't found the right show or time. Until now.
ANNIE, the Tony award-winning production, comes to Boston's Boch Center Wang Theatre through May 21. I took the boys and my mother in-law to opening night. Newsweek describes ANNIE as "Spectacular on every count." And I couldn't agree more.
The Boch Center Wang Theatre took the boys' breath away with it's gilded opulence and elegance.
The place was buzzing with excitement from families with children dressed up to see ANNIE. Cameras flashing for fun photos like this one.
My oldest was blown away as soon as the curtain went up. The set design was unlike anything he had ever seen. And all around us children were dancing in their seats to crowd favorites "It's a Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," and of course "Tomorrow." And it was hard not to give an "awww" anytime Sandy, performed by talented rescue dogs Macy and Sunny, was on stage.
From the acting, vocals, choreography, costume and scenic design - it's a performance we will never forget.
ANNIE runs through May 21st at the Boch Center Wang Theatre. To learn more and to purchase tickets (tickets start at just $35), visit http://www.bochcenter.org/buy/show-listing/annie-2017 **Save 25% on tickets to the following performances: May 11, 12, 14 eve, 16, 17, 18, 21 eve. Excludes Orchestra Pit and Orchestra rows A-D. Use promotional code "MOMS"**
Disclaimer: Thanks to Boch Center for hosting me and my family to opening night performance of ANNIE, which I received free of charge. As always, opinions are my own.