This was my first experience at the "Wayside Theater", and I absolutely LOVED everything about it. From the intimate, small theater, to the welcoming staff and volunteers, and especially to this first-rate production - it was a fantastic afternoon. When I talked with the lady over the phone about the Christmas production of "Glory Bea" she said it would be perfectly suitable for me to bring my 6 and 7 year old grandson and granddaughter. She was SO right!! They loved the show as much as I did, and it was a positive and wonderful theater experience for them.
The play itself, set in the Shenandoah Valley during the depression, is really well done. And the musicians and actors were fabulous. Strong singing voices, and a great locally relevant play - a super combination. I would go watch this again tomorrow, and would encourage anyone to make plans now to attend (assuming tickets are still available). Hopefully the theater will offer a 2013 Christmas feature, because I'll be the first in line to purchase tickets. Thank you to everyone at Wayside Theater for making our day there extra-special and memorable.