We’ve had two weekends of amazing youth theater in a row. Last weekend we saw a production of Newsies at the LOH. The director and musical director are both my friends and colleagues at DBS and there were a bunch of kids we knew in the cast. Lex had originally signed up to do tech for the show, but it overlapped so completely with the high school musical that he decided not to.
This weekend was the high school production: The Addams Family! It was hysterical and so well acted. I loved it! Most importantly, it was lit to perfection. :)
They even gave him an award for it at Friday’s whole school assembly!
The show opened with two Thursday matinees for local schools. All of the middle school went to see the show, plus many elementary classes as well. Eve came home Thursday afternoon raving about how great it was!
I worked the concessions stand for Saturday’s show, so I got to sit in the back of the theater and watch most of it.
Lex gave me a tour of the tech booth after the show. He even let me take his picture. :) He’s so good to me!
I purchased tickets for today’s show. The plan was to bring Alan, Eve, and a friend. Eve opted out, so Alan and I went alone. Turns out I missed one of the best scenes while setting up concessions yesterday. I’m so glad I went again!!
It blows me away the level of youth talent in the Upper Valley. It gives me shivers watching those kids dance and sing their hearts out! I can’t even imagine having that level of talent and confidence, especially at such a young age! I’m so happy that we can support these performances and that my own kids have these opportunities to participate in magic being made.