Just like the most recent MiceChat Weekend Update, this photo thread is 15% slimmer in nature when compared to my previous photo posts, but what we lack in quantity we'll make up in quality. Or at least complete randomness. LOL! This thread was inspired by the recent changes to the Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage show. It's been two years since the last time I saw PHD and I kinda regret not going earlier this year to see Bear, JoJo and Stanley one last time. It was never a favorite show of mine, but I have a soft spot for Bear. And Tutter. Of course Tutter. It wouldn't have been a huge inconvenience to have seen it one last time.
I know some MiceChatters were quick to see PHD when the new version re-opened in March, including Disneyland Daddy, who wrote about it in this thread. And Skunkwerx put together a great video available in this thread. My first attempt at watching it in April was rebuffed when performances were unexpectedly cancelled one day. Hey, even PHD can 101! I had better luck a couple weekends ago on Mother's Day.
This is a very popular show and the theater was packed. A CM offers pre-show instructions and warms up the audience.
Mickey Mouse and the show's host, Casey, start things off and lead us into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Mickey explains that they're preparing a surprise birthday party for Minnie. And everyone has a task to help pull off this party.
We then meet Handy Manny and his friends.
The bubble blowing machine is broken and needs to be fixed. Who will be able to help?
You can imagine the suspense, will the bubble blowing machine be fixed? But the Handy Manny characters probably succeed. Probably. *wink*
Next up, The Little Einsteins have to help their friend Rocket beat Big Jet in a race. I kinda lost how this tied into the larger story of Minnie's Birthday Party, but anytime a show targeted to pre-schoolers mentions "Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov", it gets brownie points from me.
And finally, the characters from My Friends Tigger and Pooh have to figure out a way to get Roo's kite down from a tree.
Roo is sad (and cute) that his kite is stuck in the tree.
Having a tall human friend certainly helps. LOL! The CM performing Casey was terrific. She had the perfect amount of energy and a wonderful singing voice. Leaves fall from the ceiling, much to the delight of all the youngsters in the audience.
We finally return to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and surprise Minnie on her birthday!
Overall, Playhouse Disney is a nice show at DCA, and while I'm not a big fan of the TV shows, I can see why this is very popular with the younger crowd.
I'll be back tomorrow with some random photos from the rest of the parks.