Chloe Bear Peterson’s favorite book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, so she was very excited for this Children’s Theatre Production. The fact that she had never been to a show before added to the excitement. She lives in South Minneapolis with her parents and her little sister. The show runs until Jan. 4.
On the way to the show:
Chloe: Christmas is about the night, mom.
Chloe: Yeah, Christmas is about the moon and the night. Santa comes at night.
Mom: Do you think Santa is going to surprise you this year?
Chloe: Maybe? I may be on the naughty list today.
Mom: Well, you know that Santa always gives you a second chance to get off the naughty list. If you want to get off the naughty list, do you know what you have to do?
Chloe: Be nice!
Mom: Just like the Grinch learned how to be nice right?
Mom: What are you most excited about going to see the Grinch?
Chloe: That they are going to sing. And my favorite part is when he brings back all the toys.
Mom: I like when he takes the last can of Who hash.
Dad: What street am I looking for?
Mom: Just make a left on Nicollet.
Dad: But what street am I looking for?
Chloe: Make a left!
As the performance starts:
Mom: Are you excited?
On the ride home:
Dad: What was your favorite part?
Chloe: Hmm…seeing the Grinch flying in the air.
Dad: What was your least favorite part of the play?
Chloe: Seeing the Grinch throwing the pie over the audience.
Dad: Do you remember the songs?
Chloe: (improvising a song) I am a Grinch, and I stole Christmas.
Dad: Who was your favorite character in the play?
Chloe: Uh, the Grinch.
Dad: Do you remember any other characters?
Dad: What do you think the Grinch represents to us?
Chloe stares blankly.
Dad: Where does the Grinch live?
Chloe: On top of the mountains with Elsa (from Frozen) but Elsa lives higher!
Dad: What did you think of the set?
Chloe: What's that?
Dad: How the stage looked.
Chloe: Pretty good. Can we do a pretend review now? I want to ask you questions, Dad. What was your favorite part of the show?
Dad: I liked the old Max.
Chloe: What did you like about the Grinch?
Dad: I liked his nose.
Chloe: What was your least favorite part?
Dad: When it was over.
Chloe: What was your least, least favorite part?
Dad: When we left the theater.
Dad: Because it was cold.
Chloe: Give me a different answer.
Dad: Other than it being over, I enjoyed the whole thing.