Monday, April 20, 2009

Pirates


Last weekend was the opening (and closing) of The Pirates of Penzance at Goleta Valley Junior High. We had an amazing live orchestra and beautiful costumes. Somehow the show turned out very well, despite some of the student's best efforts at sabotage during the rehearsal process. I have come to the conclusion that directing Junior High kids is HARD even if they are very talented... and I'd like to give a shout out to all the parents out there who raise their kids to respect people in general. It is especially wonderful when students respect and listen to their teachers and directors, or anyone else who is only trying to help them without getting much in return.

The show was surprisingly funny and the kids sang well and in beautiful harmony with one another. However, I just don't know if I will ever consent to direct Junior High School theater again. I think these pirates stole five years from my life span. Bless their hearts.

6 comments:

Brent said...
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T-Ray said...

So wish I could have seen it. Looks so cute... and you always do a good job helping out with the plays.

T-Ray said...

Oh and by the way... that first comment was by me and I deleted it because I didn't realize that Brent was signed in so it said Brent on the comment... didn't want you to be weirded out. Also... to answer your question on my video... glad you liked it, I was waiting to see what you thought. I also thought the script was great. A girl in my FHE group who didn't want to be in the video wrote it. She is quite funny. Sadly we didn't win any awards for our video... except Dwayne for supporting actor.

Lynette Mills said...

So...I thought of Pricess Bride when I read your post, the torture scene where he gets years sucked out of him! Is it comparable?

jamie hixon said...

Well, Wesley's scene is a little more physical. My life-sucking experience was more emotional and mental.
So... pretty close. ;-)

William said...

I loved the show... you did wonderful as always. These kids are all going to miss you when you fly away to AZ.
Watch out Gilbert here comes your new favorite director/ costumer/ voice teacher.....
Lori