Since Breck is a High School Freshman this year he decided to try out for our High School's Spring Musical How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying.Try-outs included reciting of lines, as well as singing and dancing.
Even though Breck got a minor speaking part, there were more male choreographed singing and dancing parts than in most musicals.
Practices lasted two hours every day after school for three months, and that's not including six hours a night performance week, and an average of six hours on Saturdays, snow days, and holidays.
On the second night of showing the boy who is standing on the table actually fell while jumping onto the table, causing the table to tip over. Luckily, he wasn't hurt--just his ego a little.
Breck did a great job really getting into character. At one point when he was pretending to fall asleep, I thought that he had really fallen asleep (knowing how exhausted he was show week), and I was so embarrassed for him until the main character slammed his hand on the desk "waking" everyone up.
All the guys did such a great job of singing and dancing, not until the end did I notice all the sweat dripping off their faces. I really felt for them, especially when considering that they were dressed in suit jackets and ties most of the night, the auditorium was a hundred degrees, and the musical was three hours long!
Even all the little background scenes were very polished.
The girls also did a fabulous job, of course.
I think this was a great opportunity for Breck, and maybe he'll even want to try out again next year. I do think he was a little disappointed when it came time for the actual performances because they seemed a little anticlimactic after all the months of hard work. He expressed that next time he would enjoy the journey and bond more with the cast members, because in the end, it's the friendships made that really matter. And so it is with life--it's so much better when he can enjoy the journey, and build lasting relationships!