Ty has been rehearsing for MONTHS!! Seriously, since returning to school after the new year they have been rehearsing two and three times a week.
It's time...for the MAY PLAY...
His school is putting on a rousing performance of
Yep! The little Grandy is making his full fledged acting debut as Deputy Dudley Doowrong. He's done skits before, and does many in the scouts, but this is his first full-length play.
He's so nervous and excited. He's one of those perfectionists that wants to make sure everything is just right and everyone enjoys the show (I have NO idea where he gets that from).
Since I got my degree in theatre arts, and used to work for a children's theatre where I would teach children to perform a musical, I was thinking I might finally have some advice to offer him to calm his nerves.
The following is the highlight of our conversation:
1) Mom, what if they laugh at me?
Honey, if they're laughing at you then you're doing it right. Your character is a DOLT!! You just go out there and be the best DOLT and make them laugh.
2) I'm SO SCARED!!
That's alright, they don't know what it's supposed to look like, JUST HAVE FUN!!
3) What if I screw up?
No one will know but you. Keep it going and HAVE FUN. You've worked way to hard not to enjoy it now.
Final words of wisdom?
~ Speak loud enough so they can hear you in the back...think of it as you're yelling "WHAT" from the back room because you didn't want to come when I called you.
~ Go potty BEFORE they call places.
~ If you feel like you have to pee just before going onstage(even if you just went), totally normal.
I'll be back to report my completely biased critique after opening night.