Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kiss Me Kate

wait... hold on - if you happen to be named Kate I just want to clear something up. I mean... I'm sure you're a nice person and all... but the title of this post isn't about you and should in no way be considered an invitation.

glad we got that straight :)

Kiss Me Kate is actually the fall musical that just wrapped at my son's school. The same son that I just had to go wake up for classes. Thank goodness for assembly schedule!

Some weeks ago (don't ask how many... math and I are not chummy today) they started auditions for the fall musical. My son didn't pay much attention and apparently has no great acting ambitions because on day one (the acting auditions) he didn't go. Somehow a friend convinced him on day two (dance auditions) to go... just for "kicks and giggles"... he came home insistent that dancing was NOT his thing. Day three (singing auditions) I was a little disappointed when he came straight home from school rather than staying and living out my childhood dream of being in every play, musical and opportunity to be the center of attention. (don't act surprised... I'm a horrible glory hog and I know it)

You know when I was young and I DIDN'T get a part (okay, so sometimes I did... but let's focus on the disappointing times for now...) and all my guy friends were busy with rehearsals - I would always console myself that it was easier for guys... more roles, fewer guys = more likelihood of being cast.

maybe that's true - or maybe my kid just amazed the director with his soft shoe - because he was cast... true, as an ensemble member. Turns out he doesn't have my need for the spotlight - and he was happy.
taken from the program... but I snapped the picture OF the program, so that makes it okay... right????

Actually - I think he loved it.  He's certainly been a model teenager these past many weeks - no joke!  I think this is my reward for not selling him at age 13.

So how WAS the show?  After all my years studying theatre in college and actually working in a theatre - I'm a horrible critic - but all I'm going to say is that my son took the BEST prat fall since Dick Van Dyke.

He wasn't looking thrilled...  that's a post for another day...
Oh, and the lead?  She ROCKED the "I Hate Men" song... seriously.  High School Theatre has certainly improved since my school put on Grease...  by LEAPS and bounds!

that was an AMAZING backdrop... rented, of course :)
and thus ends the show...  Cast - Director - Orchestra...  you all rocked it guys!!!!


Garden of Egan said...

Congrats!! You better start saving for his education in the arts. You'll be a famous mother!

One Cluttered Brain said...

yay for kiss me kate!
Lovely pics!
I'm glad he had a good time!

Living the Scream said...

I love that show! You are so right about guys and theater. It is so not fair!

Megz said...

How I'd love to see young T acting! Make him perform a monologue for the next fam party. Heck, I'll even take his pratfall!

Barbaloot said...

The guys who weren't typical "theater" boys, but somehow ended up in the plays were always some of my favorites. Looks like fun:)

Cheeseboy said...

Is it weird that I am the opposite? I want my kid to stop with all the drama stuff and start in with the sports!

Just kidding. I'll support him whatever he does. But really, I wish he started in with sports.

Teachinfourth said...

I saw this movie…loved it. I can only imagine what it would have been like in a school performance.

Julie said...

Where I grew up our school always did a musical every year. It was a wonderful thing! My kids grew up in FL where the love for music is not in the school systems. No orchestra, no chorus... just a band. I missed all the fun. Glad your son joined. Maybe next year the bug will bite him and he'll be the star of the show.

Sher said...

I would like to see T acting too --any of the T's in the family would be entertaining I'm sure, including you. I'm glad it went well. That backdrop was cool. Oh and I like M's cheerio creation.

The Sports Mama said...

Hey! I didn't think our production of Grease was THAT bad.... :)