Friday, August 12, 2011

Max's Theater Classes

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

Max took a theater class this Spring through Stages. They met once a week and put on a play at the end. The play was Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock. His teacher was fabulous and did a great job balancing the high energy of some of the students. The students decided what props they needed and brought their costumes from home. Max was a mongoose and decided to use his tan snuggie as his costume.

At the beginning of Summer Max took another theater class through Rohan Woods. Their plays were The Big Bad Mouse and The Ugly Woodpecker. They created/painted all of their scenes and props. Max's comment after the first day of theater class was "Mom is was EPIC!"

Soccer Season Begins

Shakespeare Festival

In June we went to the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park. We got there early to get a good spot to put our chairs and blankets. We spent the first hour playing cards and snacking. I realized quickly that for the kids it was all going to be about the food.

Maura was asked to be one of the cheer leaders to get the audience to come to the small stage for the 20min version of Taming of the Shrew. The actors wore traditional Shakespearean costumes in the condensed version. Watching the short version really helped the kids follow the play.
There was fire breather and sword juggler.

and belly dancers- Maura and I got up on the stage to learn how to belly dance- thankfully there are no pictures of that :)

Pae Pae, Uncle James, and Mae Mae enjoying the preshow.

more snacking...
and more snacking...

The play was fabulous. They made the setting the 1950's and played "Going to the Chapel"- that song was stuck in my head and the kids for weeks.