Last night, as her final gift from Three Kings/Christmas, I took Penny to see Hairspray at the Riverside Dinner Theater. We went with our neighbor, Lisa, who had a friend who runs the theater, so we were able to get the table right front and center of the stage. Pretty awesome!
When we were talking about it yesterday afternoon, she said that her parents had never taken her to see live musical theater, so she was really excited.
The production is really fantastic and well worth the price of admission. Penny was ready to jump up and dance. She was hooting and hollering and cheering. It was a lot of fun for her, and she even noticed one of the girls was from her high school. During Link Larkin’s big number, he came to the front of the stage and made eye contact with Penny, singing several bars to her. It really capped off her experience, I thought she’d melt into a puddle on the floor!
Afterwards, we went over and met several of the cast members, including the girl she goes to school with, and who recognized Penny. They were all quite nice and even took a picture with her.
It was my first trip to Riverside, but it won’t be my last, I can guarantee!