Last week, my daughter Z and myself had the honor of attending opening night of The Sound of Music here in Dallas at the Music Hall Fair Park. It was a mother-daughter night, we won’t forget.
I am going to let you in on something. I have never seen The Sound of Music movie. Nope, nada. So going to the musical, I had no idea what to expect. Of course, I had heard several of the iconic songs over the years, but somehow I never watched the movie.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.
The show was more than I could ever expect. From the amazing set, to the fabulous voices and darling costumes – I was never once bored or unengaged with what was happening on stage. Neither was my 12-year-old. Z told me on at least 3 occasions, I have to see what happens at the end!
On that note, it was a wonderful bonding time with my girl. 12-years-old is such a hard age for all parties involved. It was great to not have to worry about homework or the evening stresses that a school night brings and just enjoy her and watch her be inspired by the show.
In the last year, she has seen Cinderella and The Newsies. Both inspired her to join technical theatre at school to learn the behind the scenes. She of course had to bring the playbill to school with her the next day to show her teacher.
We stayed, we watched, we sang in our heads and we loved every minute of it. The only problem, these songs a week later are still singing in my head.
Dallas, make sure to check out The Sound of Music – it’s a show you won’t want to miss. It’s here in Dallas until November 22, 2015.
- Learn more at dallassummermusicals.org
Thanks Dallas Summer Musicals for having us out!