Saturday, March 6, 2010
The King and I
Friday night, March 5, 2010 we attended Brady's high school's musical production of "The King and I".
I was excited that Brady was on top of purchasing tickets for our family. He called me at work during his lunch hour a couple of weeks ago and asked if he could purchase tickets for our family, Jason, Sharon, Brady and me. Of course I was excited that we knew of the musical and were going.
I LOVE live plays and musicals. While I was growing up, this was one thing we always did as a family. This was because my sister Cindy who has an amazing voice was usually in the musicals we attended. I love that I was raised with this culture and the love of music.
I've always enjoyed the musical the King and I. It's been a while since I've watched the original one shown above.
I was especially glad that Jason and Sharon were coming with us. As soon as we walked inside the auditorium we heard... Brady ..... Brady!!!
I told him he could sit with his friends - it was cute.
Here is the program. It makes me sad that the SMALL auditorium at our high school was not filled - especially on a Friday night. They just don't advertise it well enough. It should be packed in every showing... too bad.
The other thing is that our drama department is not funded well at all. The equipment is very sad. Both times we have watched a play - the microphones do not work... It is VERY annoying when you cannot hear the song or the words - even in the VERY SMALL auditorium. Too Bad :-(
I thought they cast did a great job. I really really thought the king played by Eric Rush was great!! I loved him!
Anna (Cassi Coffin) did a good job as well as Tuptim (Hannah Elton) who has an amazing voice - Bravo! Lady Thiang the king's number one wife played by Rachel Barocio is a very beautiful young lady who had the "Siam" look - BEAUTIFUL!
I wondered how they would pull of all of the king's children - and they did pull it off. They had about 4 children part of the cast -- they were cute and I loved it. They made the show!
The gentleman playing the piano with the orchestra was AMAZING. WOW!
It was a fun evening and I'm glad we were able to attend as a family - and that Brady was able to sit with his friends and enjoy the play.
Today I watched the King and I original show, shown at the top of this post. As I watched it - I realized that they followed it very well and did a great job. I only wished the microphones worked and we could have understood every line and song. They really need a fundraiser to get funding to upgrade the sound system.
I am planning to watch "Anna and the King" tonight. I LOVE this show. It is wonderful! The actors are fantastic - although it is not a musical... it is the real story with many details left out in the musical. Every time I watch it, I fall in love the whole true story and the friendship/love between Anna and the King. aaaahh
One of the things I really pride myself on as a mother has been my ability to raise my sons with culture and the love of music. Which brings up another point...
Last week Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was on The Movie Channel. Of course when I saw it was on - I watched it..
After it was over ... I got on the computer and checked out facebook. To my surprise I see this message from Sharon:
Jason is making me watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I now question his sexuality... J/k. But seriously??
I couldn't believe it -- how rude! On the other hand it was funny that he watched it too.. Like mother like son... *giggle.
This was my comment to Sharon:
ha ha ha... I just watched it tooo... Hmmmm mother and son... we're kinda a like... That was great.. Jason I'm sooo proud of you... But seriously Sharon - didn't you love it???
Sharon finally commented back (after their friend Adam said "that movie is Awesome!):
I'm disgusted that I love it. ADAM- I question your sexuality too.
It is really sad that Sharon hasn't seen any of these wonderful musical or was raised with all of this culture in her life. Do I apologize for having Momma's boys who love plays and musicals??? Nope - I think it makes them well rounded and wonderful... And they are manly men!! Sharon I hope you continually come over to the bright side of light with all of this culture *wink!
It turned out to be a fun night with my dear family. I'm a blessed mother with a wonderful family whom I love very much!