Just thought I'd share a special time in my 11 year old son's life. It was school production time today - we've had the auditions, the rehearsals, the dress rehearsals. We have lived this production all term and today it was finally played to the public.
It is a really big part of the senior school and it only happens every second year. So much work goes into this production, by the children and especially the teachers. The kids have the best time, I didn't see any stage fright at all. The production was called "monkey business" - a tale of Tarzan and Jane.
We really enjoyed watching all these 10 - 12 year olds, who we have known most of their life, strut their stuff on stage - it was a musical and dance production. They were fantastic, and did us all proud. My son didn't have a main part, but that didn't worry him, he could still disco and jive with most of the other kids. A great day and night was had by all.
Having worked behind the scenes in previous years, I know that the best part of the whole stage production is the 'makeup'. The girls are okay as they are used to it, but the boys go all out there. Please mum, can you make it thicker and heavier!!! And make my hair really big.
Well, my son was no exception, just take a look at these photos. It's not fair - the eyelashes went on forever. I am sure he would have been a very pretty girl!!!
Here is a photo of before the 'makeover'
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