ENTER TO WIN: Take your little one to watch the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo, come to life on stage at the
To round out your evening, we’re including dinner at a Dickson Street landmark, Jose’s Mexican restaurant, just steps away from Walton Arts Center. You can fill the kids’ tummies with tacos and cheese dip before or after the show, and the adults will love Jose’s legendary salsa, which is made fresh every day. (We mamas love any restaurant that’s kid-friendly, and we’re even more impressed with Jose’s because they showcase the taco-inspired artwork done by their youngest patrons. Click here to see local kids’ taco-related artwork displayed on the Jose’s website! What a great idea.)
Now, back to the show. The Gruffalo is geared toward kids ages 4 to 10. The story centers around the lead character Mouse as she wanders through the forest. Along the way she meets a sly fox, a cunning owl and a sneaky snake. Though she’s small in size, Mouse uses her creativity to scare off enemies by inventing tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. Her plan works perfectly until she comes face to face with the creature she imagined. Mouse’s encounter with a real Gruffalo is surprising, but she soon learns that what might be scary to imagine can be wonderful in real life. Filled with songs, laughs and scary fun, the show was called “irresistibly charming” in the New York Times review.
As an added bonus, this production kicks off “Pajama Night” at the
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