Category: Mother Of A Theater Kid

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Homecoming…Theatre Style.

So, E goes to The University of Montevallo and they have this tradition called College Night. Here’s the Wikipedia info about it. The oldest tradition at Montevallo is called College Night, an intramural competition between the Purple Side and the Gold Side. The tradition officially began on March 3, 1919, in honor of the school adding the name “college” to its title. The homecoming competition consists of sports events, management of the side finances, and spirit. While these are key to the game of College Night, the primary focus is two student written, produced and performed musicals—one for each competing...

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This Is Your Brain On A Musical.

West Side Story opens tomorrow. This means that I have only gone to bed ONE NIGHT in the last week before 9pm. And 9pm is my late bedtime since I get up at 4am. Last night? I heard the alarm on my watch go off at midnight. Which I didn’t know it did. YET I AM STILL UP AT 4:30 WITHOUT AN ALARM. I do not exaggerate when I tell you that my body is weirdly scheduled for a morning wakeup call no matter WHAT the circumstances are. I should get to bed a little earlier tonight as the kids...

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And Then There Was That Time My Utilities Almost Got Turned Off…

Well, it’s over. I can’t believe it. We had 3 large audiences this weekend full of whistlers and clappers and screamers and dancers and those audiences? Are the BEST. Three amazing performances by an amazing cast with amazing parents that I’m going to miss with my amazing heart. Wait. That was one too many Amazings I believe. My family saw it again Saturday night because I wanted them to be part of those huge, fun crowds and it was totally worth it. I love a good theatre crowd because I love screaming my head off and it’s easier when there...

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Why Sometimes You Don’t Have To Fear The Day Your Kid Reads Your Blog

I know I’m running on a little sleep and a lot of exhaustion. I know my emotions are heightened and my nerves are frayed from the excitement of show week. I know that every night I go from choking back tears to dancing in the aisles watching some amazing high school kids perform during a phenomenal production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. I know all of these things might make me a little crazy. But when I saw this tweet from my kid this morning I thought: THIS. This is what the internet can add to parenting. This...

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What Drove Me To Pass Out At 7:15pm Last Night

As most of you know, we had our first public show open Thursday night for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” It was my first time seeing it all the way through and it BLEW MY MIND. I cried, I sang, I screamed and I danced. I was pumped for Friday. Then, of course, bad weather hit the area and an official command was issued at 10:30am that our show had to be cancelled. It’s really unfortunately because, by showtime, the threat of severe weather for our area had dissipated. The loss of revenue is really going to hurt us,...