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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Foto Story Friday #70-- Missoula Children's Theater

A few weeks ago, The Missoula Children's Theater (MCT) was in town. All the local kids that were interested arrived at the high school for try-outs. This year thankfully we had a small number and everyone got a part. It is no fun when you get cut ----- trust me I've been there, done that. When I was in grade school, the MCT came to town every year and I would always try out. I once got the assistant manger part, I was SO excited! When practice was over, my big brother, Brandon, came to pick me up, because my parents were out of town. He was chewing gum and I really REALLY wanted some.... well, if you have a big brother or are a big brother, you can probably guess that he didn't just hand it over. He ran up the wall and placed it on the back of the basketball hoop and said: "If you can reach it, you can have it." Not wanting to let a challenge pass, I tried and tried to get that stick of gum. Brandon eventually had to lift me up to reach it. The trouble started here.... he let go of me thinking..... who knows what... I, of course, was not holding on to anything and came crashing down, landing strangely and broke my ankle. Guess what? If you have a broken ankle, you can't be in the play! That was the one and only time I ever got picked for a part in the play. Robby has also experienced the getting cut, so we were all happy when no one was cut this year. My kids have been much more fortunate and have all gotten the opportunity to be in one or more MCT productions. The girls didn't try out this year because they are in volleyball. Cody is too old now that he is in High School. So that left the 3 youngest to give it a whirl.
The play was Robinson Caruso. After 5 evenings and one day of intense rehearsals, they performed to a near full house.
Robby was a member of the Very Hairy Frownie Face Tribe. They were cute and Robby was SO loud! We had NO problem hearing him.
After many years of having a child in the play, I stayed and watched the try-outs. It was way fun to watch them saying lines and trying to be loud.... which they have no problem with at home! Scott and Em were chameleons and they were too cute up there on stage singing and dancing.
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The little guys are always my favorite, cause they are almost always off step in their dancing or just plain doing their own thing and it makes me smile!

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24 comments:

Ryanne said...

I know how much your kids love doing those plays. I think it is great that the twins are a part of it now too. Great tradition!

racefan said...

How cute!! I remember the year Trey tried out and got a part in Robin Hood---he was so excited!! I had my doubts but he did a great job!! Those were the days:) It seems like such a long time ago. Sure do miss you guys:)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Thanks Ry!
Miss you guys too, Heather.

angie said...

How wonderful that they have the confidence to perform in front of a full house!

Emily said...

How fun!! I bet your kids had a blast!

Chris said...

You have to love the ones that dance to the beat of their own drummer. This looks like a LOT of fun!

Keeley said...

Congratulations to the kidlets! =) How nifty is that? =)

Maggie May said...

I loved this post. The chewing gum tale (pity about the broken ankle) and the twins look so adorable! Great read!
Nuts in May

latree said...

I bet it was great!

kaye said...

how fun, I love watching the kids give it their all. It's so good for them. I’m making children’s books today. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Deedles said...

How fun! I remember my little brothers and sisters being in those plays! They were always so fun to watch! Cute pictures of the kids! They are growing up so fast!

Sharon said...

How fun for them! I loved your story when you were little! I can totally picture the sibling dynamics! So funny!

Glad everyone was able to enjoy the play and perform!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I love watching little ones too!

In church when they get to pray or say a little talk they are either too quiet or too LOUD or pick their nose.. :) gotta love that.

T~T said...

that is awesome!!

I used to try out for the town's local play each year and I never made it - even in high school I would try - never let me in - those bastards!

Jaina said...

What cute costumes!!! And dang, in those chameleon costumes they look even more like twins than usual! Wow.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Very cool! I'm a theatre buff too. That story about your broken ankle is so sad. I hope your brother did something to make it up to you!

Cafe Mommy - said...

Those costumes got me! Too dahhling. I am so inspired with your childrens love for the arts - plays! Kudos to you and to them. Broadway watch out the Keiser family is coming to town.

Casey's trio said...

How fun that your kids got to participate in the play! Love the costumes.

Robyn said...

What a great experience.

Heidi said...

I am so sorry that you broke your ankle! It sounds painful. I never had an older brother, but I had a pesky little one.
That is so exciting that all of your younger kids got to participate in the play. That will really do a lot for their confidence later on in life.
My girls are all in dance, and the youngest group is always my favorite for the same reasons its yours. They are priceless!
Thanks so much for stopping by my Photo Story Friday!

Lindsay said...

How neat - and it's cool that they like to get involved!

MotherhoodFilm said...

That looks like so much fun! I love those matching costumes!
I am loving your blog!
I just started a new blog and I'd love for you to stop by...
*Eliza’s blog*

CC said...

that is so cool!!!!!! I'm always wondering if my kids would like acting??

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

OK. Where do you live again? Because they were in our area just a bit ago too and again this weekend.