Friday night's play at Winston Park Elementary was a hit. Forty-eight of my students worked for months to put on a rollicking version of Snow White. It was our school's first play of the twenty-first century.
Like the Grove parade I ran for years, I labored over t-shirts, posters, and putting on a good show. Also, like the Strut, coming up with good lines was tough but delivering them to the audience was even harder.
I now know that eleven-year-olds are happy enough just being on stage. If they flubbed their words, so what? That was part of the fun.
Most remembered their lines but they said them too fast to understand. When the guards forgot to come on stage to take the evil queen away, she had to arrested herself.
Most problems were unnoticed, covered up by the cuteness factor.
All I saw were smiles on stage and about three hundred more in the audience.
While it was a lot of work, it was also a lot of fun.
I look forward to doing it again some time in the twenty-second century.
Even King Mango joined the fun when we ended with a musical extravaganza