Another reasons we came to Memphis for the weekend is so I could take Elle to Cinderella. The Orpheum has a fantastic season this year and we plan to take Elle to several of the plays. I was so incredibly sad when we realized that Kenny would be at market for this play and he would not be able to go. He was sad too.
Of course Elle is familiar with the story of Cinderella but we have also been listening to the Rodgers and Hamemrstein Broadway Musical Soundtrack. She was so cute. On the way to Memphis she was asking me how they would manage to change Cinderella's dress on stage. I thought that was so smart that she already knew that it was going to be something special. "Maybe it will be magic."
Elle in her sweet princess dress all ready to head downtown.
I decided at the last minute that I wanted to take Elle downtown for a quick lunch before the play. I honestly planned to hop into the Lenny's Sub Shop right across the street from the Orpheum but they were closed. Knowing the Majestic would be completely packed we walked over to Aldo's pizza for a little pizza by the slice. Aldo's was opening on Main Street right as we were moving away. We had the best time at this restaurant. We sat by the window and watched the trolleys and city buses go by on the cobblestone road. A kids meal there comes with a piece of pizza and a mini canoli at the end and they bring a ball of floured pizza dough to play with. Elle loved it so much. The pizza was delish too!
Selfie with Mommy.
Playing with her pizza dough.
Enjoying her cannoli. She decided she wanted to just lick out the inside.
Next it was time to go to the Orpheum for the play!
We had to get a picture in front of the Cinderella sign. I am thinking
this needs to be a tradition over the years.
A solo shot in front of the sign.
The set on the stage was so neat and Elle was loving it.
The play was great and Elle loved almost every minute of it. She got a little restless in the middle of the second act. But other than that she was enthralled. She sat on the edge of her seat with anticipation waiting to see how Cinderella's dress changed. There were several neat costume changes in the play. During intermission she got up and paced the aisle to "stretch" her legs. She did great. I am looking forward to many many many more plays with her and I am so happy to share my love of musicals with her.