Friday, November 04, 2011
On Wednesday, we went to opening night for Lucas's first school musical!
The signs, shirts, and programs all specify school edition, lest you think it has the same skanky message as the movie. (Funny, but all that went mostly over my head when I was young and watching it. I just thought it was a fun movie with great songs!) In the school edition, instead of going over to the dark side, Sandy convinces Danny to step into the light.
I was impressed with their set. All of the many hours of hard work paid off! (I couldn't get many photos because of the extremely low light.)
Grandma and Grandpa came to show their support. (Also Max, but he was on the other side of me.)
I loved these columns that they had on either side of the stage.
Lucas told us that it didn't really matter what side of the auditorium we sat in, but ultimately it would have been better if we were on the other side. (Maybe I'll go on closing night and switch it up.) He's sitting back there in the green shirt, pretending to eat lunch and chat with friends.
Frenchie, in the red wig, was played by a girl who was in our former ward, and I think she kind of stole the show.
Just more cute set details and 50's outfits. (Lucas was in the men's chorus and had 3 costumes; who knows how many the leads had!)
Here Lucas is on the far left. Because I didn't know what to expect, I totally missed capturing the part where he dances down the middle with his partner. (He was dancing! with a partner! and doing lifts!)
Here he is the guy on the right in the blue jacket. His partner is the girl in the yellow dress.
Obviously I could not get a good photo of him doing Hand Jive (green sweater again).
He has had so much fun with this production. He stayed after school for hours every day for almost two months! He did all kinds of things he's never done before. He met tons of people, in different grades, that he probably wouldn't have otherwise known. He was even motivated to keep his grades up and got a hair cut! (Thank you, Miss Kate.)
He told me he will probably audition for another show in the near future. I am really glad he has had this opportunity.
Sadly, he had to stay home sick yesterday and today. He rallied yesterday afternoon and was able to still do the show, but tonight he was throwing up and had a fever of 103.9! Poor guy. I feel badly for his partner, too. We're all really hoping he will recover quickly and be able to make it for tomorrow night's performance.