Last Sunday I went up into Burbank and saw The Magical World of Dr. Seuss from Force of Nature Productions. Honestly I had a very nice time. This two person show consisted of Duffy Hudson acting out/telling a series of stories by the famous children's author, intermixed with magician Micah Cover performing magic, interacting with the audience in a skilled and very entertaining way.
Now, I said (or wrote) I had a very nice time. But someone else had a great time, and that methinks is important. Nearly all the audience consisted of adults, by sheer chance, but the one little girl in the front row became the total focus of both performers. Quite right, too! This is clearly and absolutely a children's show, and while I enjoyed it myself (having emerged from childhood many, many, many years past) this show was created with children in mind.
It is fun. If you like magic and/or Dr. Seuss there's plenty to enjoy. But--if you can bring a child, then the experience is twenty times better. Because that little girl proved just as much a part of the performance as either of these grown men. The effect will magnify with every single child in the audience.
Which means of course the children will enjoy it even more!
This show has two more performances, Sunday, August 22 at 11am and again at 1pm at Generation DCD Studio, 1001 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506.