Posts Tagged ‘Great Time’
Our little night of Theatre and Music was a big hit! The children shone as always, and were so proud of themselves, with very good reason. They were so excited and so happy – and SM Shelby was great with them and everything ran smoothly. A couple of weeks ago I found myself stressing that “this will never work.” I know that this is never the case, in the end – for heaven’s sake I wrote a BOOK about that very thing! I sometimes wonder if the worrying is part of the creative process itself. Not may favorite part for sure, and almost always unnecessary.
The kids and their families ahd a great time, and our experiment – I had always wanted to try something like this – was a great success. The hard work and dedication of the children and their families paid off so well. I was impressed with them all and loved the experience of watching them with their families afterwords.
I love my job.
I have had the most delightful last nine weeks with my FAW group of kids. They worked well and got along well (ok, for the most part) happily took part in helping me prepare for the show by constructing and building and even velcro-ing the pipe system for hanging the black curtains. And I have been sad to think that it was almost time for us to change groups, though I had definitely missed some of the other Drama oriented FAW kids and was looking forward to working with them again as well.
So I was really excited when our music teacher suggested that we work together on a project. She told me that in her music class she had played ragtime for the kids, and they had really enjoyed it. And when she explained to them how it worked during the silent film era, with the music as the background, they became very excited and had a great time creating little silent scenes to go with the music.
So that’s what we have decided to do. And in this way the current drama kids will not have to move over for another bunch, as we can incorporate them all into the drama/music class while adding another set of kids for this big project. We’ll have twice as many kids as usual, but we will also have two teachers and lots of material to work with. I’m really looking forward to getting started tomorrow!