Ok. It was standing room only for the last night of the highly acclaimed elementary school production of Willy Wonka. There wasn't a vacant uncomfortable metal chair in the room. Parents, grandparents, siblings, babysitters; it was a friendly crowd assembled and ready to cheer.
First, let me say; wow those kids worked hard! Since December they have been working on this play; sets, costume, tunes, lines, special effects. This play had it all.
Now, down to the important part; how did my kid do? FABULOUS!!! Of course! She sparkled, she shined, she blushed, she hammed it up. Her singing was crisp and on tune and projected to the back of the the room. Which, believe me, in this crowd was a plus.
Basically, the old theater bug has done bit.
She was still buzzing off the audience high when I asked her, "Are you sad that it is over?"
"Yes. It was so much fun." she said, still pink from pride and giggling.
Ok. This is something I can't relate to. I get performance anxiety just thinking about her performing but she seems to thrive on it.
All and all a good experience. Something I never had when I was young but am jolly darn proud that she seems to like it.
Huge accolades to the music teacher, Ms. S, for her herculean efforts. She has started a tradition now whether she wants to or not.
Wow, does this island love a show!?!