Monday, April 2, 2007

High School Musicals

This is the season of high school musicals. Generally speaking they are a real mixed bag. I have to say that I really enjoyed the two that I have gone to recently. Bethel Park did "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and USC did "Into the Woods." My friends' son played Jack in "Into the Woods" and did a very good job. We joked that he really had the part of the simpleton down pat.

My daughter was in the chorus for "Millie" and had a wonderful time. I had never seen the Broadway show before, only the movie which was a bit different. It was nice to see a new show because I have seen "Oklahoma", "Guys and Dolls"and "The Music Man" more times than I would like. The production was really impressive. It is amazing how talented the students are. The pit band was great. I went to a small high school that didn't have strings and struggled in that area. To hear the whole orchestra was awesome.

Although the shows were great I am really glad that they are now over so that we can get back to a regular schedule. Laurel (my 17 year old daughter) is home "sick" today to catch up with her school work. I think what she is most sick of is history. She has been working on it non-stop for about 7 hours and still has more to do. She needs a lesson on time management. It would have been better in retrospect for her to not stay up all night Saturday after the cast party. Oh well, to live and learn.

I would love to hear comments from those of you who saw "Millie" and hear what you thought.

3 comments:

Lexi Elizabeth said...

okay, so staying up all night saturday (or well, sunday) was definitely a needed thing to do. :-P

besides, being home sick is always fun. well, eh. i've never been home sick to catch up on homework. only to actually be home sick. which isnt' fun.

Tim said...

"Millie" was great! I can't wait to see what comes of next year's program!

Tim said...

Still trying to figure out how musicals can be a mixed bag.

Last I checked,
musical ≠ bag