Thursday, May 7, 2009

High School Musical

We went to the theatre last night. It was the high school's production of Once Upon A Mattress, and it was marvelous. One of the leads, Queen Aggravain, was played by a sophomore and she did a wonderful job. We used to carpool with her, and I never would have guessed that she could act and sing so beautifully; and her facial expressions were priceless! And soooo many words to memorize because Queen Aggravain is very talkative. Yeah Sarah!

Another lead, Princess Winnifred, was played by a particularly enthusiastic and funny girl who just happened to have shaved her head for St. Baldrics Day, so she wore this ridiculous red wig, and kept shifting it around throughout the play. At one point, her darling, Sir Harry, pushed her wig back and kissed her on the forehead. Hilarious.
Another knight was played by the local rabbi's son. You know how knights have emblems on their chests? His was the Star of David, and unless you know Jory, you would just think the costumer picked a random symbol for his vest. I love these little inside jokes.
If your local high school has plays I would highly recommend them. Not only are they inexpensive entertainment, but they are so unique and entertaining on so many levels.
We also got to meet Teen1's prom date because he was one of the knights. Her knight in shining armor? We'll see....


Neabear said...

When our daughter was in high school she was involved in the drama department, so we went to every show all four years. Plus we went to a few of the shows at the other high school as well, because our daughter knew people there. It was a lot of fun going to all those shows.

Martha said...

It's me Laura!!! Thanks for visiting my pathetic little blog...I'm going to catch up on Amongst The Oaks now. Man. I suddenly have a hankerin' for some asparagus :) Fried, please!