Submitted photo: Jonah Harrison
With a very young cast and brand new music and choreography, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical will excite audience members of any age. If you have the chance to experience this excitement by watching Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical at the Children’s Theater, take it. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical is based on the award winning series by Jeff Kinney that portrays the main character’s, Greg, journey through middle school, and it’s just as awkward as you remember middle school to be. But the awkwardness is masked by comedy which makes it delightful to watch and will make every non-middle school student in the audience be glad they are no longer in middle school.
The books portray Greg as a very awkward character, so I was a little worried that some of that awkwardness would be lost between the big dance numbers and songs, but I was pleasantly surprised. The choreography and songs were all original and fit the characters amazingly. The songs were very catchy, my favorite song was “Animal heart” because it was the cutest song and was fit perfectly. I also enjoyed the song “Middle of it all” that opened and closed the show. The choreography that went along with both of these songs and with all the other songs was very fun and everything was executed incredible.
The cast was made up of about twenty kids and five adults; one of the student actors was sophomore Jonah Harrison. Even though most of the actors were only middle school age themselves, the play looked very professional and I didn’t see even a single person off key or off beat. Overall, the play was very good and if you have the chance to go, take it. It runs through Jun. 12