Fun for the Entire Family at Moonlight Stage

My hubby and I have always been fans of live theater. Before kids, we'd try and catch a live theater production a few times a year. But when our kids came along, it became harder to find the time to go.

Now that our kids our kids are a bit older, we've welcomed taking them to the theater but have tried to find family friendly productions and venues. This past Friday evening, we scored a gem! We enjoyed an great summer evening under the stars at Moonlight Stage in Vista, CA.

The rows of seats are surrounded by grass areas to picnic or set up a lawn chairs so there was lots of room of little kids to get their wiggles out before and during the show. There were lots of kids in attendance so I knew it was going to get a great night for my kids!

My family loved Moonlight Stage Production's San Diego Professional Premiere of “All Shook Up". It's a new musical comedy, inspired by songs by Elvis Presley, about a guitar-playing, hip-swiveling roustabout who rides into a sleepy town in 1955 determined to help everyone discover the magic and romance of rock and roll. In between the story were a few mixed-up love stories and whacky Shakesperean gender-bending hijinks.

During intermission, my seven year old son said "I was trying to create a graphic in my head about the characters but it was all too messed up!" with a silly smile on his face. The musical's funny complicated love web was entertaining for hubby and I, and also kept my 5 and 7 year olds engaged in the story line.

The music in All Shook Up had our entire family jumping out of our blue suede shoes also. You couldn't help but tap your toe and do a little dance in your seat when the classic songs like All Shook
Up, Hound Dog, and Don't be Cruel, by Elvis were performed on stage. Our family had a great time and we know your family will also! My dancing DJ couldn't help but get our of his seat a few times to dance along. 

“All Shook Up” runs June 10 through June 27, 2015 under the stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, Calif. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Single tickets are priced $24 to $52. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit

Upcoming productions at Moonlight Stage include:

**My family and I received complimentary tickets in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine.