A whole passel of us from town (we're talking 30+ parents and kiddos) went up to the big city on Saturday to see the Oregon Childrens' Theater production of The Magic Schoolbus. I've got to say, I was not wowed by the show, but the event itself was an adventure.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
All of us crammed in the theater's freight elevator. The grown ups still tower over the kids... for now.
We enjoyed a backstage tour, occupied the entire first row of the 2nd balcony, and my favorite part... an après theatre, pre-dinner stop-in with a portion of our crowd at the Marble Bar in the Heathman Hotel. (Kids allowed until 5pm.) We swept in on the bartenders with orders for hot chocolates, espressos, and Tanqueray+Tonics.
It was a sweet scene. An upholstered alcove framed the little people perfectly. There's probably a bazillion pictures of these four in this alcove, but who could resist? All the expressions... too good. My camera fails me in these circumstances, but some of these are cute even with the blur. (Is it even possible to shoot at the speed of kid?)