"Can I try your shoes on?"
This was one of the most special events I’ve experienced backstage at a theater: Alison and her family made an 8 hour trip to see the "Barber of Seville" in Chicago, because 6-yr old Alison has been bit by the Opera Bug (as has her whole family, if I’m not mistaken!) It was a true joy to watch her take in everything that the theater has to offer, and an even BIGGER joy to watch her nearly pass out of embarrassment describing her favorite part of the show afterwards: "the part when Figaro sticks his hand down his underwear and sings the high note!" I guess you had to be there…..
Welcome to the wonderful world of opera, Alison!