Looking for something special to do
for your child's next birthday? Just bring them and a whole bunch of
their friends to Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre. This is really
a great way to hold a birthday party. You bring the kids, we provide the
entertainment and the food! Here are the details:
All you have to do is call the
Office at (301) 662-6600 to purchase tickets for any of our
regularly scheduled Children's Theatre performances. Seating
is limited by the number of available seats for that show, so don't
wait until the last minute or we may very well be sold out. In
fact, most of our Children's shows sell out a couple of weeks in
We'll provide a drink, an entree,
chips, a fruit snack for dessert, and the
show. All you have to provide are the kids and the presents.
NOTE: Due to Health Department regulations,
birthday parties cannot bring in their own cake, or any other
"outside" food. However, if you would like a birthday
cake from the Way Off Broadway Bakery, give us a call.
Before the show begins, one of the
characters in the show - the same one who has been serving your
party lunch - will bring out your birthday cake and everyone sings
If you want, you can stay after
the show and your party can join the cast up on stage for a
photograph. So don't forget your camera!
You should probably plan on
being there right when our doors open. For those
purchasing the Birthday Package, you can arrive at 11:00 a.m., a half hour before the general public.
The doors open for everyone else at 11:30 a.m. Getting
there when the doors open will give you plenty of time to settle
up anything with the Box Office and welcome all of your guests.
little help: If you have a large party -
large being defined as more than you can handle by yourself -
plan on having a few extra parents there to give you a hand.
The theatre staff (i.e., your server and your host) will help
when they can, but they'll have their hands full with just
getting food and drink served to your party and anyone else
they're responsible for. And, as I'm sure all of you Moms
and Dads out there know, nothing can be more difficult to ride
herd on than a bunch of excited eight year olds when they've
been combined with cake. So don't be afraid
to add a ticket or two for some help.
Decorations are OK, but...:
people like a theme birthday party, so they bring their own
napkins, etc. Just about anything you bring is okay with
us, but you should keep a few things in mind. Balloons are
great, but we have to make sure they're out of the way before
the show starts so that they aren't blocking the view of anyone
behind you. You should also steer clear of glitter or
little confetti-like things that look good when scattered on
your table but are no fun whatsoever when we try to
vacuum them out of the carpet. If you have something
that's going to take a little time to set up (place cards with
names, for example), feel free to show up a few minutes before
your guests arrive to do a little setting up before.
Finally, please leave those fancy table cloths that match
the napkins and cups at home. We've discovered that small
tykes tend to forget that those cloths aren't nailed down.
One good yank and everyone's drink is all over the