... i legitimately like shooting Children's (Kids) theater. In my last shooting for MVCCT I caught A LOT of rehearsals.
The watching of the process... kids being kids and generally having fun and goofing off made it seem as if their show was not exactly going to come together but like most theater... it did... perfectly.
Visually... it was really cool to see it through the lens. The "tech week" and dress rehearsals is when you actually notice that they really were paying attention and their heart is really into giving a good show... regardless of how big or small their roll was.