Sunday, May 9, 2010
Liam's theatre debut
It has been apparent to me pretty much since birth that Liam has his own flair for the dramatic. That mixed with a more than healthy imagination has made for some interesting ups and downs over the years, but I always thought that perhaps these traits had some place - like on stage. So when McNeil Canyon was doing a drama club after school, I signed him up. Twice a week for a month and a half, he stayed late at school and rode the activities bus home, rolling into town at 5:10 or later, exhausted. I sort of wondered if it was worth it. He was humming songs and seemed to be enjoying it all, but...
So last Thursday was his performance of The Little Engine that Could. Liam was a toy soldier. He and his co-hort in soldierhood only had a couple of lines, and the rest of the time were standing around watching things unfold in front of them. But even so, Liam seemed pleased as punch to be up there, a Mona Lisa-style smile on his face the whole time, like he had discovered a secret. And at the end there was this fabulous dance routine, and Liam was ON! He loved it, you could just tell.
So I'm thinking it's time to get him into Pier One theatre youth camp. It just seems like the thing to do.