We were invited to attend Richard Scarry's Busy Town live on stage however due to its location we were unable to attend ourselves and offered up the tickets to a good friend of ours.

We are proud to present to you this fabulous guest post by Jennifer of www.GenuineJen.com

Richard Scarry's BusyTown Busy Review:

Sunday started like any other weekend I am off work. Woke up made a cup of coffee, checked emails etc and the kids had breakfast. This weekend was a little different as we had a special treat in store for the kids. My husband had to work and wasn’t able make it for this special treat so instead we brought Nanny with us.

We were heading to Orleans for a special theatrical showing of Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy. We live just over an hour from Orleans, Ontario so we had a late lunch and piled into our van for our journey into the city for the 4pm showing (the 1pm sold out!). All the while the kids were wondering where we were going. I just kept telling them “to Orleans, I promise you will have fun.” 

We arrived at this beautiful building called the Shenkman Art Centre; headed in to find the ticket booth and then find our seats. We also toured the art as we were there a little early and had to wait for the theater to open.

As a child I remember the Golden Little books of Richard Scarry’s Busytown. I didn’t know that there were over 100 million books sold and they have been translated into a dozen languages. I will always remember the apple and the worm, Lowly worm. My kids also have read some of the books and watched the tv show Busytown Mysteries. 

Show time! Right away as the characters were coming out on the stage I knew it was going to be a great show. They are very big and bright and the sound was just right; prefect for little children. The singing and dancing really was fun and the Busytown gang got interactive with the crowd; singing, dancing and hula hooping along with their favorite characters. 

I really like the easy messages that were within the show, this is great as the audience was mostly young children under 5. The day after I asked my son about what he learned when at the show and he did tell me all the messages – safety, talent and manners. Both of my kids loved when Officer Murphy had them reply to his “How busy is he?” the kids were asked to say “Busytown Busy”!

This was a wonderful show for children and their parents; both my mom and I enjoyed the show also. The sounds, sights and adorable characters make this a must see!

Find out if Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy will be touring near you! Right now they are in Ontario and then heading out to Western Canada. 

Disclosure: Written by Jennifer of www.genuinejenn.com on behalf of AME. Opinions and comments in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of A Motherhood Experience.

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  1. I was tempted to take the kids to this show in Niagara Falls over the break!

  2. That looks like a really great show! I bet my boys would love it.

  3. Okay I must admit that my kids don't know who Richard Scarry is. We've read one of his books I think once but they don't remember and we've never seen the TV show or anything like that. That was nice of you to share your tickets though!

  4. I will have to get tickets to this in Calgary!

  5. Looks like it was great! I never heard of Richard Scarry til now but then my kids are much older LOL back then we went to Sharon Lois and Bram :)

  6. Oh wow! We love Richard Scarry's Busy Town Mysteries! My father-in-law used to read the books to the grandkids every night before he died a few years ago:(

  7. It looks like you had a blast; I bet my LO would love this.

  8. that looks like fun, that show is near us today and with busses cancelled it is probably a good thing were not going lol


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