|4-year-old Linna and her baby brother Jameson (Baby Jimmy) at The Wizard of Oz.|
The show is super cute. It was a little scary for Linna whenever the Wicked Witch of the West made an appearance, but the more the witch came out on stage, the more relaxed Linna became. Linna loved all of the munchkin scenes, seeing Toto on stage (a real dog), and all of the music during the show. I thought the two stand-out characters were Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion. The actress who played Dorothy was a great singer, and did a great job making Dorothy her "own" character. The actor who played the Cowardly Lion was hilarious. He had both Linna and I laughing, and I couldn't get enough of his accent.
The show runs about two hours, and there were points in the show where my 4-year-old lost interest. However, seconds later a song would start, grabbing her attention again. We also had to miss the last 10 minutes of the show because Linna got a stomach ache from eating too much junk food the day before. Since I was in a rush to get her to the bathroom, I left behind my cooler and a bag of breast milk in the theatre, which was such a bummer. But overall, I really enjoyed my morning with my babies at The Wizard of Oz.
If you go see this show, allow at least 20 extra minutes for parking, because 15 minutes before the show is CRAZY with last-minute arrivals (especially on the weekends). We missed the first 5 minutes of the show because the ramps near the theatre were full, and we were running late. One thing about our experience that kind of threw me, was that fact that I was charged $5 for Baby Jimmy to enter the theatre. Apparently, there's a "lap ticket" that must be purchased for any child sitting on an adult's lap, even if the child is a week old. This small $5 fee was a little frustrating, but once we got into the theatre, we all enjoyed our experience.
|We probably would have had better luck taking a photo BEFORE the show. Linna had|
a tummy ache at the end of the show, so we had to leave 10 minutes before the show ended:(
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The Wizard of Oz
Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Show runs through January 10th