Saturday, April 17, 2010

4H Music/Drama festival

I can't believe I forgot to blog about this! I was going through my posts and found this one still in draft mode. This is back from February.

The boys are in 4H and this year I thought they should try being involved in the play our group was putting on for the Music and Drama festival. At the first meeting in January a few of them weren't too sure they wanted to do it but Pete was ready and volunteered for a larger part. We began practice for the musical version of the children's book "King Bidgood's In the Bathtub" by Audrey Wood the following week and George was disappointed that he had not wanted more lines as he was really enjoying it. We had practice twice a week during the month of January and February and the final week as it was crunch time we were practicing almost every day. We were busy but it was well worth it.

The boys easily learned their lines and the music by listening to the audio that came with the book. Even Missy Blue was singing along and saying the queen's lines by the time we were done. And at the dress rehearsal I caught Seppy saying "Who knows what to do?" a very common line in the play.

This year our group got an award for Best Use of the Stage. We really thought they did a wonderful job! I know my boys had fun and were able to get to know some of the kids a little better. It was also so good for them to be on stage performing and learn a bit of confidence in that area. Next year George plans to have a larger part and I am sure Pete will again be ready to volunteer also.

The lighting in the pictures is a little off and some are blurry but the theater was dark.King Bidgood's Court

Pete as the Duke, always very serious when saying lines.
He needs to work a bit on looking like he is having fun.

The Duke's in the tub trying to convince the King to get out while fishing for trout.

The whole court got in the tub near the end. But ultimately the Page pulled the plug.




Tracy said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun!

Y'all have a great co-op and do the best things.

The pics are good, I think. I'm sure your children will always remember doing that play and have fond memories.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! I wish my kids would try drama, but no luck so far. Love the costumes and sets!

Enjoy your weekend!


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