Friday, March 6, 2009

Favorite Storybook Character

On Wednesday, the kidlets got to dress up like their favorite storybook character for school. How fun is that? Dressing up and it's not even Halloween? We will take full advantage of that.

Piper came home and said that she wanted to be Fancy Nancy. I wasn't sure how I felt about that because it is such a popular book series I thought that a lot of little girls would want to be her. So I suggested Pippi Longstockings, hoping she would like the idea. Much to my surprise she got all excited and said yes! I knew I could gather stuff from around the house to make it work.

While we were doing homework, I ask Teague who he wanted to be and without hesitation he looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Jack." Um, what was I thinking? Of course he would want to be Jack. And, just so you know, there is a book. All I had to do was make the bow tie.

Here are the results;

Pippi Longstockings and Jack Skellington or as Teague like to introduce himself, Jack, The Pumpkin King.

And...they were the only ones in the entire school dressed as those characters....there were a lot of Fancy Nancy's!!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Miss Saigon Performance Schedule

Pioneer Theatre Company

We got Teague's performance schedule of Miss Saigon if any of you are interested in seeing him. His counterpart is a little girl named Victoria, they are alternating performances. There is a possibility of the show being extended a week.

Monday - Thursday shows begin at 7:30

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8:00

Saturday Matinees begin at 2:00


Friday, May 1

Saturday, May 2 Evening

Tuesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 6

Friday, May 8

Saturday, May 9 Evening

Tuesday, May 12

Thursday, May 14

Saturday, May 16 Matinee

Also, please be aware of the Content Advisory

A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil.
May 1 through May 16, 2009

SYNOPSIS: The creators of Les Misérables have taken the plot of the opera Madame Butterfly and set it in the closing days of the Vietnam War. The star-crossed lovers are Chris, an American serviceman, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl with whom Chris falls in love. The brief love affair is torn apart by the war, leaving Kim with a son by Chris. Chris, thinking Kim dead, returns to America and marries Ellen. When he learns that Kim is alive and has a son by him, he and Ellen return to Vietnam as the war reaches its final calamitous days. Chris and Kim find each other, but they are helpless to prevent the inevitable tragedy that the war and circumstances bring down on them.

LANGUAGE: Miss Saigon includes a significant amount of vulgar language, including one use of the four letter Anglo Saxon obscenity and a fair amount of sexual and racial invective.

The language includes "fuck," (once), "screw" (several times), "ass," "son-of-a-bitch," "bullshit," "chinks," "Jesus," "shit," (several times), "whore," (several times), "crap," "hell," "bastard," "prick," and "bitch."

SMOKING AND DRINKING: Scenes occur in Saigon bars in which smoking and drinking occur.

SEX: The Engineer, one of the plays' major characters, is a pimp. Kim has been brought to Saigon from her village to become a prostitute, but meets and falls in love with Chris on her first night there. Several major scenes, including the opening scene, take place in a Saigon strip club. In the
Broadway and London productions, the prostitutes at the strip club were in g-strings and pasties. For this production, the girls will be in bikinis or similar clothing, but there will be no mistaking the girl's occupations as prostitutes servicing American soldiers or the Engineer's role as their pimp.

VIOLENCE: The Vietnam war is everywhere evident in the play's atmosphere. The evacuation by helicopter of the American embassy is one of the play's climactic scenes. In despair over her situation, Kim (like Madame Butterfly) ultimately kills herself.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCES?: Miss Saigon is suitable for adult audience members who will not be offended by the play's setting or its strong language. Conservative audience members will likely be discomforted by these elements, although the play does achieve the tragic grandeur of the opera upon which it is based. Teenagers should attend at a parent's discretion. The play is not suitable for pre-teens.

RATING: If it were a movie, Miss Saigon would receive a strong "PG-13" rating for language and strong thematic elements.