Thursday, 13 September 2007

That's My Boy





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'

11 comments:

Louise said...

How completely gorgeous he is!!!! What amazing eyelashes and that hair!!! A beautiful boy and good for him for getting right into it. Sounds like it was a huge success.

Meg said...

How fun! Quite a transformation! You certainly be very proud to have such a lively, talented youngster.

dizzyjadey said...

That's right! Its not fair...his eyelashes are much longer than mine...lol! And that school production sounded like it was a lot of fun.

Jodie said...

What a beautiful son - before and after. he'll be looking forward to the holidays after all that work !

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Ooo I was going to say the same thing about how good looking he was. Heart breaker here he comes.
Send blogging congrats to him, if the makeup is any indication of the show, it must have been great.
Look out "Grease" "Saturday Night Fever" "Fame" etc etc.... Hope he can dance.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations to your son. LOL -- he's quite the "looker." He's a beauty! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Corrie said...

oh how cute!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to be a backstage mommy!

Kali said...

Yes ~ he's gorgeous!
Congratulations to him on his production.

Donna said...

What a gorgeous boy - love the hair and makeup.

Jude said...

How come boys get the lovely long lashes and blond hair? That happened in our family too - my brother has blond hair, blue eyes, heaps of eyelashes, no weight problem...
His costume looked cool! What a fantastic school to give the children such a terrific opportunity.

ingrid said...

Yep boys always seem to get the best eyelashes. It just isn't fair.
I do love this post, it reminds me of when my eldest was a similar age and was a canadian mountie in his school production. Pre-teen boys seem to have the most wonderful enthusiasum for this kind of stuff. I love it!