A few months ago, Kathleen tried out to be in The King and I at the high school. She made it as one of the Royal children. :-) This was quite a big commitment for a nine year old as she juggled school and late night rehearsals and learning lines and songs. This was the first musical she has been in and she really enjoyed it! We are so very proud of her! The entire cast was amazing! These kids worked so hard and put on such a wonderful show! The music teacher who produced it is new to the school and is only 23 years old. Quite impressive for his first production.
I took the pictures with my cell phone and with low lighting it was hit or miss... I tried choosing the best ones to show a few of the scenes she was in. She is the red head in the dark green costume :-)
This is the scene where she meets Anna... their new school teacher.
Here the girl who plays her mother is helping her walk backwards to her spot on the stage.
Waiting for all the children to greet Anna and move back to their places under the watchful eye of the King. We enjoy musicals in our home and encourage the arts with our girls. She watched the movie before and had a good sense for what it was about. If you haven't seen the movie and you enjoy musicals, I'd highly recommend it :-)
Here they are listening to one of their lessons. All the ladies lined up are wives of the King! He had up to 70 plus children!!! Can you imagine!?
This is the "getting to know you" part of the movie where they sing and dance with Anna.
This is our beautiful Kathleen getting flowers from us at the end of the show. :-) Wish we had family nearby to see her as well. Such an amazing performance and always a big smile!
Our neighbor down the road brought her little girl who is in Kindergarten and rides the bus with Kathleen. She just loves Kathleen and told her mom she wanted to come see her. They gave her carnations at the end of the show, we thought that was so nice! A few teachers from school came to support her as well. In total the performed 4 shows! One Thursday night, then Friday night and two on Saturday! To say we are all tired is an understatement...lol
I am so very proud of her for trying something new and getting involved. I know it's an experience she will never forget! They took head shots of them and had them hanging up and also a booklet was done with a biography of each person in the play. :-)