The production was really magical and with a little suspension of disbelief (and cynicism) it was delightful to experience - especially seen through the eyes of an entranced five-year-old. "Mom, she has her legs!"
She was of course on strict orders to be on her best behavior and she was very proud of herself for not singing along with the songs (even though she knows them all) and for not kicking the chair in front of her, which was very tempting.
It was really a lovely show, and entertaining enough that the audience (about 90% females and about a quarter of those were under the age of 10) gave it a standing ovation at the conclusion.
Catherine was floating and dancing the whole way home. Which was her favorite song? "The ones with Ariel."