Our busy #MilaSays columnist, Mila Vincent, 4, was enthralled by her very first production of
A Christmas Carol, presented by Dallas Theater Center at the Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and so was her grandmother, Johannah Luza. When Marley (Ace Anderson) clanked his chains, she scooted to her grandmother’s lap, but she didn’t take her eyes off Ace for a minute and loved meeting him after the show to ask questions during the company’s Stay Late program. Mila and her grandmother also enjoyed donating food to the North Texas Food Bank where stations were set up in the lobby to help feed the hungry.
Here’s what Mila and her grandmother have to say about the show:
Mila: Scrooge (Brandon Potter) was so mean and grumpy, but he turned into a nice man at the end. I liked this play because there was singing, dancing and talking in it! It was kind of spooky, but Scrooge was funny too. At the end, everyone was happy and it even snowed on the people in the audience! I give it a thumbs up but you should probably be over 2 1/2 years old to see it.
Johannah: This was my first time to see this play and my first time at the Wyly Theatre. We felt as if we were right there on stage with the actors. There was never a dull moment and it felt as if we had all gone back in time to this era. The stage setting, the costumes, the special effects were all amazing! Very enjoyable for everyone!
Mila Vincent is our official “kid theatre reviewer.” Her favorite things to do are growing vegetables in her garden with her Dad, give to others on “kind” days with her Mom, swim with her baby sister, review shows with her grandmother Johannah Luza, and wear twirly dresses. Her favorite color is purple.