It all started as something my son wanted to try, so... why not?
"The first one we did was "The King and I," said my son, Nicholas. "It was fun, so I wanted to try more."
This summer's production is the musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." You may remember the movie about the magical car that can float on water and fly.
I play an evil baron who stops at nothing to steal the car while Nicholas - and his mom on this particular night - play English commoners. It's a large cast made up parents who want to expose their children to the excitement of theater and being on stage:
"It's a great experience," said fellow parent/actor Bruce Jordan. "I've done a lot of theater in my life but the opportunity to work with my two girls makes it so much more special. It's just a joy you can't experience any other way."
Most experts will tell you that performing in front of an audience can also heighten a child's self-esteem while enhancing their speaking skills.
"If you ask half the parents in a room today what they're biggest fear is, they'll say 'speaking in public.' So to get rid of that in all these children right away so they're self-confident enough to stand up for themselves and speak out loud - that's the biggest benefit right there," said Mark Morgan of the Moorestown Theater Company.
This will be the third production Nicholas and I will do together. It's quality time certainly, but it is also building musical, magical memories that will hopefully last a lifetime.
"I love being on stage with you, I think it brings us closer together," I said to Nicholas. When I asked him what he thought, Nicholas said "Yeah. Without this... I wouldn't see you because you work. This brings us closer."
For more information on the shows and performance dates, visit the website of the Moorestown Theather Company.