This post has been sponsored by Paper Mill Playhouse but all thoughts are my own.
I’m always talking about how I want to freeze time and keep our babies little for as long as possible, but I’ve realized that watching them grow is part of the fun. It means new experiences that we can enjoy as a family, and not just vicariously. Our lives up until now have basically revolved around entertaining our children. We take them to animated films and theme parks, but as they get a little older we are starting to expand our horizons.
I’m most excited about exposing our children to the theatre. Last year we attended our very first production as a family of four but it wasn’t quite the right fit. Exactly a year has passed until today, when we made our way to the Paper Mill Playhouse.
Located in Millville, New Jersey the Paper Mill is a not for profit organization that has been entertaining audiences with live theater performances since 1938. The beautiful theatre is about an hour and a half drive from where we live. It’s a bit of a hike between the turnpike and then the parkway, but I much prefer the drive over a trek into the city and all of the madness that goes along with that. We arrived early, excited to see A Christmas Story, The Musical. After parking the car in the playhouse lot, we picked up our tickets, snapped a few fun photos and grabbed a bite to eat before the 1:30 show.
We all know the story centered around Ralphie Parker and his epic quest for the coveted Christmas gift, an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than to see a musical adaptation of one of our favorite holiday movies.
There are quite a few advantages to visiting this small theatre in the suburbs. The prices are very reasonable, the parking is easy and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. We had what you’d probably call the “nose bleed” seats in the very last row and we still had a decent view of the stage from where we sat. And as a bonus, the kids were able to stand up and stretch without bothering anyone.
This was the perfect perfect show to bring the kids to. I knew that A Christmas Story would be fun for the entire family since we all enjoy the movie, and the audience was a great mix of all ages too. The production itself was top-notch. The performances were perfect, the sets were gorgeous, the timing seamless. There was a lot of beauty to take in here, but best of all was the laughter that A Christmas Story, The Musical produced.
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