Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Moonlight Amphitheater opened in 1982 and has since produced 230 shows on their stage. We have made it a tradition to say goodbye to summer vacation with a Moonlight performance. And for the first year, I felt like A1 was old enough to join in the fun. The tricky part of seeing an outdoor show is that doesn’t start until dark, so there is a two hour window between arrival time and rushing to the middle of the lawn for the best view and when the curtains go up at 8:00pm. We fill the time by picnicking so it always seems to go by fast. Although kid time is different than adult time, everyone enjoyed the pre-play festivities. Cousins, grandma, aunts, and family friends made the wait much more entertaining.

Today’s performance was Tarzan the Musical, one of our favorite performances to date. The actors were spectacular as always but what made this show so incredible was the flying choreography. The Flying Sequence Choreographer, Paul Rubin, has created flying sequences in over 30 countries, including a long list on Broadway. Tarzan was swinging with Jane across the stage, animals were jumping onto rooftops with a single, fluid leap. It was mesmerizing. If this play was featured another year I would see it again in a heartbeat.

6 thoughts on “Tarzan, Moonlight Amphitheater

  1. Evelyn says:

    What a wonderful time was had by all! The TARZAN production itself was spectacular, the outdoor setting beautiful, cool summer breezes, and wonderful new family memories made….Thank you, Brady!! Loved the whole evening…..⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  2. Lori says:

    We sat on the far-fringe for Tarzan and wished we’d have sat up on the Great Lawn as we missed many details from the sides of the beautiful set. We did enjoy seeing 42nd Street and Jesus Christ Superstar from the Great Lawn this season. Grateful for this venue and fabulous productions right here in North County!

    1. Couldn’t agree more! We are so lucky to have such an amazing venue so close!

  3. Kimmie says:

    What an amazing venue! I missed out outdoor movie nights in Geneva. They project on a big inflatable screen.

    1. I would LOVE to see that.

  4. Denise says:

    Live theater is so important. What a total blast, though a late night for sure. I have a hard time staying up that late at Moonlight. I looked up when our boys attended their first live production. Son #1 was just 5 and son #2 was 10 months. A1 has us beat but well done you… so important.

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