Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Instead of something art-related, I’ve decided I’d like to comment a bit on acting and related things.  I’m mostly going to ramble about whatever topic comes to mind. Which is mostly what I do on this blog anyway.  Hey, if I’m not getting graded, what’s the point of doing a rough draft?

The main reason I am at this time commenting on this topic is because I recently saw a local High School musical presentation.  I must say, watching a bunch of kids put on a musical is great fun.  I’m amazed that a group of students can pull it off, and do it so well!  And I give lots of credit to the teachers and adults that somehow get it all together.   There’s something special about seeing these types of performances, especially because they are live in front of a lot of people, and most of us non-performers could never make it through such a stressful, pressure-filled situation.
(I had to put in a picture if something.)
Speaking of live performances, I think there is something super-special about seeing people act on stage.  When filming, you can do take after take to get the scene “just right”.  With live performances, you practice as much as you can, then you get one chance to get thing right! And I like to see how thing go when things don’t go right! I don’t mean that in a mean way, and I’m not making fun of those oops moments on stage.  Rather, it’s fun to see how the actors cover when things don’t go as planned.  It takes some quick thinking and really shows how good an actor you are when you have to improvise!

Finally, I’d like to mention my acting experience.  I haven’t done any on-stage work since 6th grade.  I had the lead in the grade-school musical that year (it’s true!), but I didn't continue to pursue acting or singing later in life.  Though I am a teacher, so I guess I do perform in front of an audience all the time.  I certainly don’t have singing or dancing talent, so musicals wouldn't have been in my future.  And even acting in non-musical plays was too intimidating for me.   I’m more of an art person.  But I am extremely impressed by those in drama, and I’m thankful to all those who've brought me such enjoyment over the years.

Well, that’s plenty of rambling for now.  Next week I’ll have some art-related comments!

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