Friday, January 16, 2009

The Birth of a Thespian

Last night my oldest was in the drama production of The Princess and the Pauper. The ages of the kids ranged from around 10-14. They did an awesome job as did their teacher who is so amazing with the students.

Mackenna was one of the ladies of the court, Lady St. John, and even had lines to say. It was so cool to see her on stage, looking so poised. She was wonderful. Though I must admit, I'm totally biased.

Needless to say, she can't wait to do another play. She loves every minute of her drama class. Princess and the Pauper was our first "play" experience of this sort of magnitude and it was very fun. Though she and hubby didn't get home from Wednesday's dress rehearsal until after ten o'clock in the evening. But it was all worth it.

I've only been in one play, The Merchant of Venice, when I was in college. What about you? Have you ever acted in anything?

10 comments:

Dru said...

Kudos to Oldest for a job well done.

I've never been in a play - too shy, but I've worked backstage.

Rottie_mom said...

Congrats to your oldest. Sounds like an up and coming star :)

Ive been in shows with horses when I used to ride when I still lived in Switzerland (no lines to learn lol) Also danced classic ballet for 16 yrs and had lots of shows. As long as I dont have to say lines Im ok LOL.

Virginia said...

Congrats to your child and her play going over so well.

The only plays that I can remember being in were the Christmas plays at church. I think I was an angel about every year. Our angel gowns were made from white sheets and we wore Christmas garland on our heads.

Amy said...

Did lots of school performances in elementary and middle school. In high school, I played a hobbit, and that pretty much was the last time I was on stage, to everyone's relief, I'm sure.

Ellen said...

She's now got the bug.:-). For me, the most fun in HS was being in the musicals. I loved them and it is so wonderful to see my daughters loving them also. We always went to live theater, Broadway, HS musicals, Childrens productions, summer stock and I think they internalized the experience. All of a sudden they realize on the stage they are no longer shy. Enjoy! You will see her on stage more in the future.

catslady said...

Our grade school never did plays and when I got into the upper classes they only had musicals. It was the same for my daughters too. If you weren't in choir they didn't pick you. My youngest chose art (her field in college) and my oldest was in the band. They weren't allowed more than one elective (well language was considered an elective and of course they had to take that).

limecello said...

Heh. I always had the ... token 1 liner? I was in my junior, and senior class plays in high school. Junior year = Flowers for Algernon. I was the nurse, and had the uber great role of bringing out the rat. (Mouse would've been too small to see.) Sadly, the director was all about "realism" - so... it was a real rat. I had scratches all of my wrists - and one time it ran up my sleeve (in dress rehearsal). Sadly, most everyone in the audience thought it was a stuffed animal. [Hee, the director also type cast and my best friend was Charlie... we liked tease him, though it's been ages.]

Senior yr... The Man Who Came to Dinner? Much less fun.

Brandy said...

When I was in elementary school I was in a play, but don't remember much of it. I have been in several chorale's and a singing group. I'm too shy to even do that anymore.

WTG Mackenna! I bet she was fabulous!

Jane said...

I can't remember being in any plays in school. Congrats to Mackenna.

Sarita Leone said...

Big congrats to Mackenna! Nice job!

I've never been in a play, but I love to sit in the audience and be taken away by the story onstage.