Last night, I got to go see a high school theatrical production which shall remain nameless because I am adjudicating it for an awards program. I was really impressed with the level of talent and the quality of the production. It's one I am familiar with and have loved for a long time.
My kids have enjoyed the few age-appropriate performances I've taken them to. This one seemed right up their alley, so we made arrangements for them and my husband to join me. I am SO glad we did. They had a blast! Completely taken with several of the characters, they requested autographs after the show. This took the high schoolers by surprise, which was fun to see, too.
We stood off to the side and watched the crowd of actors and parents. My girls were starry-eyed and smiling. I remember being their age and falling head over heels for my brother's actor friends/characters. So taken in by the magic. That's what I love about theatre.
On the way home, they all said they wanted to go back and see it every night of the run. Ah, if only that were possible. (I felt that way when I saw a matinee of The Who's Tommy, and paid a crazy amount for a second ticket for the evening performance.) I told them, the theatre bug strikes again. I had a good dose of it when I was younger...and it propelled me into studying it in college.
I wonder if it will be the same for them.
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