Becoming Road

Becoming Road

Monday, December 23, 2013


..."They belong in an asylum...the whole lot of them!"  -Ebeneezer Scrooge

 Marty and our nephews performed in our local community theatre's production of SCROOGE:  A Christmas Carol.  The boys have been performing in the play for the past five years and this is Marty's second year!  Each year there are auditions and luckily they were cast once again this year.  Marty and I have always loved musical theatre and it is so cool to actually see how things work behind the scenes with directors, stage directing, lighting, the music, the cast dynamics, and all the drama behind the drama. Aside from being away from us while practicing, Marty loves it and Ethan and Nyah have loved it even more.  They know every line he delivers and every song in the play!  The kids and I decided it would be fun to sit-in on some rehearsals this year.   It was really cool to see how it came together.   Nothing compares to the live shows when the cast feeds off the audience and the energy is so electric!  Marty is hoping that we will consider joining him next year and the kids are already talking about what parts they would like to play. 
 Marty played two roles in the play along with being in the support cast during larger musical numbers.  Here he is as Courier taking a quick picture with us before the show.   In some of the very first scenes of the play, Courier and Ives petition Scrooge for funds in support of the needy and poor..
 Austin and Adam played several key roles this year.  They were also asked to be dance captains for many of the scenes where youth are learning steps and choreography.  They opened the show in their role as Chimney Sweeps!
 Tanner was also a dance captain and is a favorite of the directors for sure.  He has landed several speaking parts and always does a good job in the support cast! 
 We loved having Machelle and Kristy watching the show on closing night with us!
 Marty also played Mr. Fezziwig, a jovial socialite who throws a grand party in celebration of Christmas.  He has lots of lines, music, and dancing to perform in this scene and his performance is well received!  It just comes naturally to him to be funny and the life of the party!  Mrs. Fezziwig took a moment to take a quick photo for us! 
 Jacci Florence, the director AND the Ghost of Christmas Past is a HOOT!  She is the most dynamic and comical actress.  The twins LOVE her scenes and she makes the show along with her real-life hubby who has played SCROOGE for the last 18 years!
 The Ghost of Christmas Present is wonderful in this production and the kids love signing along during his scenes with Scrooge.  "I like life.....Life likes me!"
 Nyah used to be really afraid of SCROOGE because of his grumpy nature in the play.  It has helped this year to have gone to some rehearsals because she gets to see him out of character and playing with all the kids.  He always took the time to wink, high-five, or talk with her in between scenes and she has grown to really adore him.  She just giggles now when he is grumpy!  Kim Florence, who plays Scrooge is a gifted actor who is the heart of the show.  This version of A Christmas Carol is heartwarming, comical, and the music is contagious!
Ethan and Nyah wanted to take a ride in the Ghost of Christmas Past's Sleigh!

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