Friday, May 15, 2009

My Hands are Red from Clapping

Better than Dancing, Loser, and Idol shows . . . admittedly, I could be partisan . . . this week we watched five grandkids on stage!

On Monday, it was Morgan as a fence painter in her 5th grade play, Tom Sawyer. She looked cute as can be but you will just have to imagine pigtails, rolled up jeans and a bandana because I did not take my camera. Boo hoo! The play was good but the feast afterwards was outstanding—even featuring mashed potatoes! I think Aunt Polly would be proud!

On Thursday, it was Kent and Steven in their 7th and 8th grade Broadway Show Tunes concert. Their group sang songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

They are such great songs—not quite Donny Osmund but the kids did look like they were having fun. I loved it!

Friday evening, it was David and Jessica’s turn as we watched the performance of one of my very favorite kids’ choir musicals, It’s Cool In the Furnace. It was delightful!

Jessica was enthusiastic and confident, doing all of the motions to the songs and singing with such heart.

David was Shadrack and looked fifth grade cool or is it hot?

I am amazed at the amount of sweat, toil and tears that make these productions happen. I would like to applaud the directors, the accompanists, the costumes and set designers, the sound people, the assistant directors, the teachers, the schools, the principals, the kids, the parents . . . and all those that I forgot to mention. Yay! and Hurrah!

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