Playhouse Square’s 6th annual International Children’s Theater Festival is this weekend and today, I took the kids to the Hanna Theater today to see Kaput: “the story of a clumsy ‘Mr. Fixit’ who, despite his best efforts to perform the simplest of tasks, only manages to fuel the catastrophe unfolding around him.”
What a great show and what a beautiful theater!! As soon as we approached the front doors of the Hanna Theater, we were greeted and asked which school we were with. Since I had a small group of home-schoolers, they guessed who I was right away and were so attentive, making us feel right at home, welcoming us in and familiarizing us with the theater. I hadn’t been to the Hanna Theater in years. It’s gorgeous and it’s very comfortable. There’s not a bad seat in the house. In fact, we got to sit in the very comfortable couches with a perfect view of the stage.
As for the show, it was non-stop laughter from beginning to end. I don’t know what I enjoyed more, the hilarious slapstick comedy of Australian acrobatic clown, Tom Flanagan, or the sounds of laughter and commentary from the kids all around me. I laughed out loud the entire time!
Trust me, this show is definitely for all ages! My group ranged in ages 10 to 60 and we all thought it was extremely funny and entertaining with lots of surprises!
In addition to the shows there are also many fun family friendly activities happening as part of the festival.
Don’t miss the International Children’s Theater Fest this weekend!
It’s such a fun and educational family event and we are very fortunate to have a Children’s Theater Festival right here in Cleveland. There are only 4 International Children’s Theater Festivals in the United States!
Still not convinced? Watch this short video to find out more about all the fun going on this coming weekend!
Be sure to follow Cleveland Kiddos and Playhouse Square on Twitter and Instagram as I will be attending more shows this week and please share and tag your International Childrens Theater Festival pictures with the hashtag #ChildrensFestCLE!!