I love fairy tales and was quite excited to watch this show about Little Red Riding Hood; it was one of my favourite stories as a kid. I’m happy to say it did not disappoint.
Fringe’s kid shows are a great way to get your children interested in theatre really young, so hopefully it’s something they appreciate as they grow.
The audience for this play was adorable and mostly under five years old. The show did a fantastic job of engaging the kids and being completely interactive. The kids really enjoyed singing and making silly sounds that were part of a warm-up routine before the show started.
They’ve turned Little Red Riding Hood into a wonderful rhyming musical while keeping the story true to the classic. There are three girls who play the wooded forest while little Red plays herself and the grandma. The woodcutter is also the narrator and the wolf is not scary at all; which, given the audience, is a good thing.
The energy on stage was amazing and all the singing and dancing kept the kids entertained. The cast seemed to have a great time and you can tell they really like kids.
The best part is that there is a moral to this story that the cast drives home, “Always listen to your Mom”. Now that’s reason enough to take the kids.
A word of caution: the kids laugh, talk, cry and basically do whatever they want, so if you’re looking for a serene theatre experience this is not the show for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking to entertain a little one without worrying about distracting the audience or the cast, this is the perfect show.
The Little Red Riding Hood plays at the Palmerston Library.
Thu, July 14 5:15 PM
Fri, July 15 1:00 PM
Sat, July 16 4:00 PM
Tickets are available online at fringetoronto.com, by phone at 416-966-1062 or in person at The Randolph Centre for the Arts (736 Bathurst St). Advance tickets are $11 – $10 + $1 convenience fee.
– Money saving passes are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows.