Friday, March 20, 2009

One Night Only

Last night was opening night for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers". If you've never seen the musical, you should rent it. It is hilarious.

Christian got a lucky break and got to fill in one of the lead roles. Christian's friends Sawyer and Nick were in a forensics competition, so Christian and his good friend Kevin got to take their spots for one night only. Normally I would feel bad that someone had to miss performing, but I was happy for Sawyer and Nick for qualifying for state. I was also happy that Christian and Kevin got to step up in their roles, so win-win right? Besides, Sawyer and Nick will still get to do 3 performances.

Both Christian and Kevin were extremely nervous because they had only had 2 weeks to prepare. Two weeks may seem like a lot of time, but they had very large parts to learn, and as Christian said "The lines were no big deal; it was the blocking (stage movement) and dance numbers that were so difficult." Christian and Kevin's regular roles only had about 4 lines with limited stage time. Sawyer and Nick's parts were larger and they were onstage almost the entire play. Oh, and did I mention lots of complicated dance numbers???

Anyway, both boys performed FANTABULASTICLLY!!! I was so proud of both of them and of the entire cast. The show was a hit. I have to tell you, I am so happy that we landed here. The school has such a strong performing arts program, and the kids are so engaged because of it. It feels so good to go into that auditorium and see the same sold out crowd every year supporting our students.


Heather said...

I am so sad we missed it. I loved going to the plays!!!

Burt&Vickie McCumber said...

This is one of my favorite musicals !! Along with The Unsinkable Molly Brown !!! How lucky he was to be part of it. Loved the hair too !

Charlestons on the go said...

Great pictures, and it looks like Christian did it all, acting, dancing, including kiss the girl? With this experience, now he's primed for the bigger parts in plays next year. Right?

Eric said...

Cool! I love the photos of Christian's "conversion" to a redhead!