The Big Friendly Giant at Stage One Review!

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When going to Stage One Family Theatre one can always expect to see a good show, yet this one in particular was a must b2ap3_thumbnail_bfg3.jpgsee! My family and I attended opening weekend this past Saturday and I am so excited to tell you about the show!  We couldn't help but to get lost in this story of how a little girl named Sophie had gotten a special Birthday gift from her brother-
a book called The Big Friendly Giant.

Sophie excitedly thought it would be a great idea to have her family and friends act out her favorite book!  Sophie then falls asleep, only to be awakened by The Big Friendly Giant!  Scared and unsure of what is happening Sophie began to panic! The BFG reassures her that he is friendly and only eats vegetables, but the other giants- not so much, they eat human beings!   The two set out on a fantastical quest for dreams; but soon find themselves battling against the other giants.



This fun story is from the inventive mind of Roald Dahl.  No worries about it being scary, the BFG is just a gentle dream catcher, who delivers sweet dreams to children.  The kids will love seeing the six different giant puppets designed by Squallis Puppeteers!  They are so different from anything you have ever seen and as ad adult, it is neat to see how the actors controlling the puppets make them work! 


If you love comedy, quality time with your family and a great atmosphere I would highly recommend coming to Stage One to see The Big Friendly Giant. Do you plan trips to the theater often?  Stage One offers annual memberships,  you can view details and special events by going to their website at


Just an example of how delightful  the cast members are, they autographed a copy of the program for my children as well as joined them for a photo after the performance.  The kids loved lining up to meet the cast members and the cast answers questions and takes their time with each child! 


After seeing The Big Friendly Giant my family and I can't wait to see what is next on the agenda, to the cast and crew of Stage One we give you Four thumbs up and we will continue to support our local businesses!

Additional public performances of the BFG are October 17*, 24 and 31 at 2 pm. The October17 performance is a sensory friendly production for patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensory sensitivities. Single tickets are $20 for adults / $15 for children 12 and under and are available through The Kentucky Center Box Office at 502.584.7777, in person at the box office, or online. Group tickets for parties of 12 or more are available for $15 each by calling 502.498.2447. Audio Description and Caption Theater will be offered on October 24 at 2 pm.