We attended our first performance by InterActive Theater Company this morning. We decided to take advantage of Homeschool Happenings ~ discounted performances for Homeschool families. Tickets were $6/per person.
We registered online and within 24 hours received an e-mail confirmation. This morning we were greeted at the entrance by the box office manager (who also happened to be in the cast) and paid for our tickets. We headed upstairs and found a seat. One of the cast members gave an informative talk about how the performances run. The cast encourages audience participation during the entire performance. Sometimes via all responding, pointing to a certain audience member and asking for their response, or inviting various audience members onstage to take part in the show. Today’s performance was “Fantastic Four Founding Fathers”. In sixty minutes they covered the birth of our nation and gave a quick introduction to “key players” in the colonization, American Revolution, and early government. A mixture of slapstick, puns, literary & historical reference, and general zaniness ~ we spent the entire time laughing. After, the cast took questions from the audience.
We are definitely looking forward to their next performance and would recommend InterActive Theater to our friends.
Recommended ages: All ages. Family friendly. Many families had infants/toddlers. Stage is on the second floor and there is an elevator available for wheelchair & stroller access.
Anything we wish was different? One of the actors had a heavy accent that could sometimes be difficult to understand if he wasn’t directly facing the audience or he was speaking quickly. Also, perhaps we’re a little spoiled by A.D. Players, but we missed having the opportunity to take pictures with the cast after the performance. It’s also nice to have a Playbill &/or cast photo for our scrapbook. However, none of these recommendations would keep us from attending in the future. Updated: We contacted the Theater and were told that taking pictures during the performance is OK.
How do I set up a trip? Homeschool Happening rates are already discounted from standard admission, so no need to organize a group (but you’re more than welcome to). Reserve your tickets via the website and pay at the door. They accept cash & credit cards.
A note about parking. Homeschool performances are held at the Church of Christ at 1548 Heights Boulevard. I highly suggest you use the directions posted to the website as we heard from others and experienced ourselves that smartphone mapping programs do not give accurate directions. The parking spaces are very close together ~ aim for the middle! Parking is free.
What else is there to do nearby? You’re only 2 miles North of the Art Car Museum, which is also on Heights Boulevard (just South of I-10).