Thursday, May 19, 2011

Theatre; a Family Favorite

So, I was a theatre major. I never planned on letting that have any sort of impact on my children's choices in life. I loved drama, loved comedy, and I always will. But apart from bringing them to see shows once in awhile, I had no dreams of child stars or even asking them if they wanted to take classes. However, fate, in the form of a wonderful Sunday school director and his wife intervened. The kids did an annual Christmas pageant with Tina for years, and then a memorable year of religious ed with Dino, with a multi-generational show at the end of the year; Lily, Aragorn and I were in it. When they moved on to start their own theatre for children, the kids were invited to try out for a show. A friend even offered to carpool. That was the beginning of a long history of fun shows at the Center For Living Arts. For adults and older children; "Rent, the School Version" is playing this weekend. I just saw it; a fantastic production all around!

Here are a few photos from their latest show; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was also, for Waldorf parents, an excellent reason to make the two older ones listen to that whole part of the Old Testament again, along with their sister who is in third grade. We used Jakob Streit's "Journey to a Promised Land."

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