The kids and I were in Boston two weeks ago to see Thomas live on stage! I’ll admit the thought of driving almost two hours on my own with the kids to the big city was scary but everything went amazingly well despite the cold clammy weather.
The show was at the Wang Theater in China Town Boston so I made sure to get there early so we could walk around. We took in some of the sites on foot but it was so cold and I forgot my coat so it was hard to enjoy it. We also stopped for lunch at the Gourmet Dumpling restaurant which was delicious and thankfully cheap… I over ordered and got three plates and 2 cokes for $22 plus $6 tip. We would have been fine with 2 plates but it was so delicious I was totally ok with the bounty.
Boy2001 really enjoyed the architectural features of China Town but could not wait to get to the theater. The girls were also very excited about going to the show since it was their first experience.
The Wang Theater is small but delivers! a gorgeous, plush theater and if you were there on the April 11th 2 p.m. showing those were the pajamamom.com kids running up and down the stairs during intermission. They all loved the show as well, it reminded boy2001 of the countless hours he spent with his trains. For girl2004 and girl2006 they loved the familiar songs (we have a huge collection of the videos) and having the chance to get up and dance. I thought they would faint when Harold showed up, he’s a family favorite. Please know there was no one behind us for at least 5 rows so they weren’t disturbing anyone. I cannot stand people with no regard to the way stadium seating works!
The show was a lot of fun for the kids and myself but I won’t give away the plot! You’ll just have to check out the upcoming shows in an area near you. Prepare yourself for lots of thrills, music and sing along fun! I also came to the realization that the experience is not only about the show, it’s about kids getting familiar and comfortable in the theater experience. I know when my kids hear about goings on at the Wang Theater they will fondly remember this first experience with one of their favorite characters… Thomas & his friends.
Thanks to MomSelect for organizing this fun family field trip for us.