Saturday, July 19, 2008
Red Mountain Theatre
Since the day we moved here, we've had so much fun exploring. Today we went to see a local production of Beauty and the Beast. I love the theatre, and I'm having fun introducing it to the girls. The Red Mountain Theatre is a small organization that uses local and national talent. It's not well-known or well-publicized (at least not that I knew of), and I had expected something along the lines of a local community theatre, but this was much much more. I don't know why I was so surprised by this, but I was. The theater (the Virginia Samford) was small, maybe 300 people tops, so there wasn't a bad seat in the house. The orchestra was awesome, the costumes were incredible, and the actors were top-notch. Most of them weren't even local. The guy who played Gaston stole the show. It was long; almost 3 hours including intermission. But the time flew by, even for the little ones (and there were tons of little ones). Fun!