Today we traveled up to Trevor’s old stomping grounds, Thousand Oaks, to see his best friend Michael, in Young Artists Ensemble’s alumni production of Peter and the Starcatcher.
This show holds a special place in my heart because it was the, get ready for it, FIRST SHOW #LATHTRCOUPLE EVER SAW TOGETHER. That’s right folks, way back in December 2013, CTG’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher was our first ever theatre date.
This was a great community theatre production of a piece that is usually played on a big stage. Seeing it in a black box thrust scenario was really cool. They managed to implement a lot of the same cool theatre magic tricks, and the performances were very professional. I like seeing shows at the Hillcrest Center for Arts, because you get a mixed audience – elderly folks, kids, and everything in-between. It makes for a much more interesting viewing experience. It’s also fun to see all the little kids storm “Mr. Mike” in the lobby after the show – he’s an elementary school drama teacher and his students LOVE him 🙂