Cheaper by the Dozen

Last night I went out with some friends to see a local production of Cheaper by the Dozen by Hat Trick Theatre.  Our friend Maria's husband Dan played the lead, Mr. Gilbreth and their daughters were starring as two of the dozen children in the the play.  The story was based in the 1920's and the challenges of raising teenagers, but as the Director/Producer told us in her introduction, many of the challenges we could relate to today.  (She was right!)
It was put on at an First Parish Church on the top of the hill in the center of town.  There was no air conditioning, but our programs made a nice fan!  
They had wine and cheese and crackers which was a nice treat.  It was a full house!
 The cast did such a great job!  It was thoroughly entertaining.  I even had tears in my eyes at the end.  
The story line was very endearing.  It made me miss my dad with some of Mr. Gilbreth's old fashioned ways and when he said, "By Jingo!"

Check out what is playing in your local area.  
It is a great way to spend an evening with family and friends and support the great talent that is right in your neighborhood : )


  1. Isn't theater wonderful....I think I would like it a bit air conditioned though...great pictures onstage~looks like old times for sure. Good friends, great play,summer night~sounds like a great time!