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.