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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Review of Jingle ARRGH the Way! at Derby Dinner Playhouse

 photo JingleArrghtheWayPhoto_zpsee623fbf.jpgMy son and I were able to check out Jingle Arrgh the Way this weekend at a hosted lunch show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. I don’t want to give too much away about the story, but it is a musical play about a boy who takes a trip to the North Pole with his pirate friends to meet Santa. Its overall message was how giving-by way of a gift or friendship- without expecting anything in return was the real ‘treasure’.  It was pretty funny-even for an adult and my four year old was able to sit happily through the entire play. We went to the lunch matinee that opened at 12 and the play started around 1:15pm. I would plan to spend about 3 hours there if you go assuming you will stop at their gift shop and look around. They did have some decently priced items there.

 photo IMG_0458_zps99f3fbe8.jpgIf you are unfamiliar with Derby Dinner Playhouse, lunch or dinner is included with your ticket price. The lunch was great and had lots of kid-friendly food items including chicken nuggets, spaghetti, and French fries. They also offered carved turkey, green beans, corn on the cob, a salad bar and rolls for the more traditional eaters. Tea, water, coffee, orange juice, white and chocolate milk were included in the lunch. Soft drinks were an extra charge as well as dessert, but again, these were reasonably priced. We paid $1.50 for 2 chocolate chip cookies and $2 for an Oreo pudding cup.  My son did say there should have been pizza, but-hey, you can’t please everyone! Mr. and Mrs. Claus came around to every table before the show started for pictures and a quick chat with Santa. Mrs. Claus gave the kids a Pirate eye patch, which was a fun little momento.

Derby Dinner Playhouse is just across the bridge in Clarksville, IN. Parking is easy and there are plenty of spots available. The playhouse itself is nice and reminded me a bit of Medieval Times on a smaller scale. Bathrooms were easy to get to even during the show. I’ll certainly be checking this place out again soon, mateys! 

Remaining dates of this show are November 23, 29, 30 and December 7, 14, 21. Call 812-288-8281 or visit the website for more information.

By guest contributor: Jennifer


ReneeF said...

Do you think that this is suitable for an older two year old & younger three year old?

Louisville Family Fun said...

Our writer says that she saw many young children there and does think it would be fun for little ones!

Amanda said...

We went to a 10:00 am show and it was cheaper and had no food offered. My 5, 3 and 18 month old all did great. I did have a couple small toys for our toddler and a book to keep him occupied a bit. They all really enjoyed it.