Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Son as a Lost Boy in Peter Pan

I know I'm doing a lot of random posts lately, but it's summer!  We're not doing school right now so I don't have much to say about homeschooling.  Also, I'm taking a couple of classes this summer but I don't think you want to hear about anything I'm learning (yawn) so I'm just blogging when I can.

A few months ago my 10-year-old son, Ben, played "First Twin" in a local children's theater production of Peter Pan.  He had previously been in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with the same theater, so he knew the "ropes" so to speak.  I love theater, and I think children's theater is such a great opportunity for kids to gain confidence, develop dedication (3-4 rehearsals a week, memorizing lines, etc.), and just have tons of fun doing something unique.

Cast Picture.  Ben is on the top row, second from the right.

He tends to get parts that require "dirt" makeup and messy hair.  He likes that.

Climbing out of his tree "house".

I'm loving the hair.

Ben is the one with the dunce cap.

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys trying to decide what to do now that Tootles has shot the Wendy.

The Lost Boys begging Wendy to be their mother.

Fighting Captain Hook's pirates in the forest.

Being threatened by Captain Hook on his pirate ship.

The kid who played Hook was really great.  His costume was excellent as well.

Final battle with Captain Hook!

Back in the nursery, the Lost Boys ask Mr. Darling if they can stay.  Sniff.

I was amazed at how professional all these kids are.  If you have a children's theater in your area, go see a show.  These are not "thrown together for the grandparents" types of shows, I promise.  The kids have to audition, rehearse for a couple of months at least, and put on a quality performance to rival any adult production.  It's great family entertainment, and who knows, maybe you have a future actor in your house.   

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Beautiful set and costumes. He must have had a blast! Congrats Ben!


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