If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know that I have a love for theatre that I’m so excited has already been passed down to Adalyn at a mere 6 1/2 years old.
We just had the opportunity to visit The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch, Texas for The Wizard of Oz. The theatre is located in an actual firehouse, which immediately adds to it’s charm. The firehouse was originally built in 1958 and served the city of Farmers Branch for over 50 years. In 2012, it became The Firehouse Theatre.
This theatre, while small and unique is big on charm, passion and talent. From the second you walk in, you are greeted with the smiling and welcoming faces of the staff. There is a small concession area where they have snacks and drinks available before the show and during intermission. As you enter the theatre, they offer free blankets to keep you warm, which my daughter loved! (This is not to say that it was too cold inside. I didn’t take a blanket, yet I remained comfortable during the duration of the performance.)
The actual auditorium is intimate, boasting just 9 rows and around 160 seats. This means there is not a bad seat in the house and you are really able to connect with the characters.
The performance of The Wizard of Oz is intended to be a family performance and it most certainly was. Adalyn has seen the movie, so it was helpful for her to have a base of understanding. I was very impressed with the entire performance. The live musicians playing each song were incredibly talented and were the foundation for the performance. Dorothy was played by Lauren Scott, a young actress with a beautiful voice and an ease and comfort with the stage. (Her sidekick Toto was definitely a crowd favorite.) Many of the other actors had multiple roles to play during the show, which was impressive to watch. They were so skilled, that you didn’t notice most times that the same actor was playing multiple characters. This speaks highly on their training and skill. The other crowd favorites were The Wicked Witch of the West (Caroline Rivera) and the Cowardly Lion (Jason Solis) because of their interaction with the audience.
This performance was fun and entertaining. I would highly recommend anyone who loves the theatre and Wizard of Oz to get tickets now! The show runs until December 22nd, so you still have time! CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now!
I am also excited for their 2020 Season! These are the performances that have been selected and their performance dates:
-The Drowsy Chaperone (January 30-February 23)
-The Wiz (March 19-April 5)
-Rock of Ages (May 7-May 24)
-Singin’ in the Rain (July 15-August 9)
-Amelie (September 3-September 20)
-Urine-Town the Musical (October 1-October 18)
-The 39 Steps (November 5-November 15)
-Elf the Musical (December 2-December 20)
If you would like to purchase season tickets for the 2020 season or see their other ticket package options, CLICK HERE.