This is a magical place! They provide children with knowledge, history & story telling that is often a lost treasure. They set high expectations for children and have them think about how they will be our future leaders. I have known these ladies for years and both of my children have had the opportunity to perform in their reader's theatre. It is amazing how quickly they can put together a show, with full costumes and have the children listen while it is their peers turn to perform. Everyone gets a part and they leave knowing they can be anything they want in life with hard work and dedication!
This was HORRIBLE I went there and they thought I was a girl and my hair is short, said I was a baby in a mean way and I wasn't even talking, said who wants to be a football player, I raised my hand then she yelled at me "You could never be a football player!" the play was made for two year olds, and they booed me after I did my play, and yelled their lungs out to my classmates and sent them to the time-out corner, their in 8th grade! This was not worth my money I would rather give up 11 dollars and get sick then come here.
When my son was young, he attended this theatre and performed there several times. I have always been inspired at the way in which these two gentle souls can handle 100 or more elementary children, get them in costumes, and teach them so much in so little time. They have to deal with whiny disrespectful children who have obviously been coddled and allowed to do as they wish. While they try to work with these spoiled children, these women choose to look beyond those who attempt to disrupt everyone, with the hope of reaching those who really have an interest. I applaud their efforts and patience, as well as their amazing talents!
My 4th grade son went to a field trip here yesterday. He came home to say it was the worst field trip ever. The ladies in charge - granny blue ridge and mama blue - yelled at them, called them babies, said if they couldn't follow directions they would end up losing their lives (??), and that they'd fail drivers ed (Fourth graders), asked the boys who wanted to be football players and when they raised their hands she said "too bad, be a lawyer" He said she yelled at them for the majority of their time there. The school actually said this field trip didn't require parent volunteers and now I think I know why. The teachers know these ladies act like this every year and didn't want the parents to see it. Terrible place. Don't send your kids
This place is a complete rip-off. For $11, my son said a woman blabbered for an hour and he got to color a paper bag puppet. He said it was boring and a total waste of time. I registered a complaint with my son's school about this scam. Do not send your child here!