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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review of Derby Dinner Playhouse Children's Theatre

My son and I attended the Derby Dinner Playhouse Children's Theatre show on a Saturday morning for breakfast. The children's theatre shows are performed weekdays for school groups and on Saturday for the public. The Saturday performances include breakfast or lunch, and there are season tickets available that include four children's theatre shows at a discount.

PhotobucketWhen you first arrive at the Derby Dinner, you can shop at their little store that carries seasonal items, jewelry, toys, purses, and a number of other items. When you buy your ticket, you are assigned to a table, so there is no need to worry about getting a better or worse seat depending on the time you get there. However, there is usually a line at both doors until the entrances are open an hour before the show starts. This is because you can immediately go up to the buffet as soon as you get there, and the buffet lines build quickly. For the breakfast buffet, there was fresh fruit, biscuit and gravy, French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sliced ham, and more. There is orange juice and milk cartons at the the buffet, but at your table, you can have coffee or tea brought to you by your server. The servers constantly walk by to freshen you drinks, ask if you need anything, and clear plates. Then there is a count down to the show and a warning of the buffet closing. The servers prefer to pick up all your dishes before the show starts, but you can eat during the show if you chose. The servers do not come out during the production.
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If the show is long, there may be an intermission, but if it is short, it will run without stopping. The actors and actresses do a great job, and my 5 year old has been very entertained, his eyes glued to the live show until the end. They do a great job at Derby Dinner, and it is a great deal for breakfast and a show - especially for the four show season pass. Find out more at http://www.derbydinner.com/

By guest contributor: Caryn

CONTEST CLOSED 
WINNER IS:
AMY R.


Amy- please email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net to claim!!
 


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Leave a comment on this blog post telling us which Children's Theatre performance that's coming up looks like one your child will really enjoy! 

Comment using an account or type in your name and last initial.  Comment ONLY ONCE.  The winner will get 2 tickets to go to a show (exp. 3/31/12)!!   Contest ends Sunday 2/12 at noon!

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87 comments:

Anonymous said...

All of them, but my daughter would love Rapunzel
Kristin K

Kristen S said...

My Daughter would love to go see Rapunzel. Everything right now is about her!

Julie M. said...

I think both my kids will LOVE Rapunzel. My daughter has been to several shows at Derby Dinner, it's a great theatre for families.
Julie M.

Anonymous said...

How I became a Prirate sound like a lot of fun.

Becky W

Melissa J said...

I think my son would love to see "How I became a pirate". But he would love to any of them. He loves live shows!

Colleen, JB, Alex & Abby said...

My daughter would love to see Rapunzel!
Colleen H

Anonymous said...

We would definitely go see Rapunzel...of course we would see them all but that would be her favorite :)

Rhonda H

Liz s said...

I think my daughter would love a fairy tale christmas!

Amanda C said...

How I Became A Pirate looks like a show my daughter would enjoy! She likes watching Jake and the Never Land Pirates on Disney. Thank you!

Donna said...

My son would love to see How I Became a Pirate.

Donna B

heather p said...

My daughter would LOVE Rapunzel! Her absolute favorite!

SJL115 said...

My friend and her family go to some pirate festival every year where they dress up and go all out. Her daughter and mine just became buddies and I would love for all 4 of us to go to see How I Became A Pirate. I have never been and think it would be fun! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

Tristan K. said...

My son would love How I became a Pirate!!

Tristan K.

Anonymous said...

My daughter, who is obsessed with Rapunzel and her "magic, magic hair" would love Rapunzel! -Jackie I.

jmneely780 said...

How I Became a Pirate looks fun!
Jessica N

Crystal said...

My girls would love to see Rapunzel but my boys would love to see How I Became a Pirate!

Anonymous said...

My daughter would like Rapunzel, how I became a pirate, and fairy tale Christmas.
Brittany hancock

Anonymous said...

Katie W. How I became a Pirate! We have the book and love it.

Heather said...

My boys would love to see "How I Became a Pirate"! They love pirates!

Amanda H. said...

My boys would love "How I became a Pirate!"

angel0199 said...

My daughter would love Rapunzel.

bradsgirl1972 said...

My son would love the How I became a pirate show!

Anonymous said...

My daughter would probably like Rapunzel the best!

Mandy H.

Four Better or Four Worse said...

Rapunzel!

Anonymous said...

My granddaughters would love Rapunzel; that is her favorite book.

Charise C.

karmensmomma said...

My Daughter Would Love To See Repunzel, She's Watched The Movie Countless Times and Loves The Fact That Tons Of People Tell Her She Looks Like Repunzel :)

Anonymous said...

My 5yr old son would love, How I Became A Pirate!!!
Thank you for always doing such great contests ... Just wish I would win one! Haha
Karen W

The Goulds said...

My son would love the pirate play. Emily G.

Audrey D said...

My 5 year old daughter would love Rapunzel of course!!!

srgeist said...

how i became a pirate-shannon g.

Brooke Webb said...

My daughter would love to go see Rapunzel! Brooke W

Olivia S. said...

Repunzel :)

Anonymous said...

How I Became A Pirate looks great.

Gina W.

J.C. said...

My son would love How I became a Pirate or Captain Louie, but they all look good.

MommyBarnes said...

My boys would love to see "How I Became a Pirate"!

Amy W. said...

How I became a Pirate Would Be Fun, but truth be told, my son would enjoy any of them!

Anonymous said...

I think my DD would like How I Became a Pirate. Crystal S.

Anonymous said...

My son would like How I became a Pirate! :)

Brandi M.

Anonymous said...

my son is soo in to pirates and i think the show How i became a pirate would be great to take him to! and his birthday is feb 28th so a great gift to him!


stacy B

Kim said...

One of my son's favorite books is how I became a Pirate. He would love to see that show!

Kim P
kimberlysummer40@aol.com

Jessica said...

HOW I became a Pirate

elizabetht said...

How I Became a Pirate. My youngest son would love that.

Angela B said...

My son would absolutely LOVE the Pirates show coming in March. He is crazy about pirates and would have a ball attending this performance. Derby Dinner Playhouse really is a great adventure for kids to see live performing arts.

anchoramanda said...

What a great review about the Playhouse. Being new to the area, I love reading your blog for ideas. All the plays look great. My son would love the Pirates show. How fun!

Amie said...

My DD would absolutely be over the moon to see Rapunzel. She loves that story, how cool that they are doing the story.

Katie O. said...

My daughter Sally would LOVE to see Rapunzel. She is so into music and songs, I know she'd love it!

Caitlin said...

how i became a pirate would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

My boys would love How I Became a Pirate.
Yana T

Anonymous said...

I sooooo want to take dd to see Rapunzel

Sonia S.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love Rapunzel (but it is after 3/31), and my son would love How I Became A Pirate. We love Derby Dinner Playhouse and Louisville Family Fun! Aprill B.

Anonymous said...

My granddaughters would love Rapunzel, or how I became a pirate or a fairy tale Christmas.
CINDY DUNAWAY

Melissa Nasby said...

My boys would love How I Became a Pirate :)

Kellea B said...

Definately Rapunzel!!!! My daughter is a princess freak!!!

Anonymous said...

Rapunzel would be my DD choice.
Debbie G

Anonymous said...

My son would love to see how I became a pirate

jackie m

Todd D said...

My son would love the pirate play and my daughter would love Rapunzel!

Angie said...

Definitely How I Became A Pirate!

josie o. said...

My daughter would love to see rapunzel

Anonymous said...

My kids would LOVE How I Became a Pirate! Maggie K

Maryc M. said...

My son would LOVE all of them, but he would probably most love to see Rapunzel. He marches to the beat of his own drummer and said "I don't care of that is a 'girl" show or not, anyone can like a show - girls don't get to OWN a whole story!"

Maryc M.

Cindy said...

My kids would love to Rapunzul. My daughter loves to dress up like her.
Cindy R.

LaLa86 said...

My daughter would love to see Rapunzel. She makes me watch Tangled at least twice a week.

bailey w said...

How i became a pirate!

Misty Jacobs said...

All of the shows look great. I have a boy who would love "How I Became a Pirate" and a girl who would love "Rapunzel". Hard to choose just one.

Anonymous said...

My little ones would love to see rapunzel. Heidi z

Anonymous said...

Our daughter would love the pirate themed show! Thanks for the contest!

Dameon C.

Anonymous said...

Any little girl would love Rapunzel and mine is no exception. Can't wait!

Marci W.

mrstinaprice said...

How I became a pirate.
Tina P.

Anonymous said...

Rapunzel, she would love it!

Brandee S.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would like to go see Rapunzel!

Jeremy S.

Rockin' Momma said...

How I Became a Pirate
rockinmomma@rockindeals4you.com

Anonymous said...

Becky C. - my son would luv how I became a pirate!

Lea P. said...

OH, Rapunzel is perfect for my little long blonde haired 3 year old year, LOVES theater and singing and dancing - she would be thrilled!

Elisabeth C said...

I think my boys would like How I Became a Pirate and Captain Louie. They both look really good.
Elisabeth C.

Anonymous said...

Sharon S. - My daughter and I would love to see Rapunzel!

Maureen V said...

I'm so glad to see how I became a pirate on the schedule. It can be challenging to find plays that appeal to boys. Although my 3 year old boy enjoyed the velveeteen rabbit, he has been talking a lot more about going to the pirate show.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love any of the show's! She's never been and it was be a great mommy and daughter date.




Amanda E.

Amy R said...

My boys would love the pirates!

Jenny said...

My son would love How I became a pirate...he has all the books. My daughter would love to see Rapunzel.

Rebecca M. said...

My daughter would love to see Rapunzel!

Rebecca M.

Anonymous said...

This would have to be Rapunzell. It's a favorite at my house. Billie F.

David Moore said...

My daughter would love to see Rapunzel!

David M.

Anonymous said...

How I became a Pirate sounds like one that I would enjoy with the kids. Bill H.

Anna Sumner said...

We would love to see How I became Pirate!

Anonymous said...

Definitely would see Rapunzel! That's a fave in our house.
Meg D

Anonymous said...

How I Became A Pirate would be our choice.

Michael B.

Jennifer K said...

My daughter would love Repunzel. Put she is into theatre so she would love anything they do.