Of the three shows that Chloe has participated in since kindergarten, today’s was by far the best. Chloe’s performance as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” was terrific. She did us proud today. And she got to click her heels three times and exclaim, “there’s no place like home!”
The other Dorothys didn’t hold a candle to her acting skills, but the first Dorothy was impressive because she sang “Over the Rainbow.” I’m glad they didn’t ask Chloe to sing (she unfortunately inherited my genes on that score).
I’ve included a shot of Chloe on the stage – it’s a crappy photo, but you can at least see her surrounded by her fellow actors, including the wizard.
The effort that goes into these productions is really something – the music teachers (there are two) play a variety of instruments and create the choreography, the art teachers take care of the scenery and the costumes, the drama teacher adapts the book and writes the script…
Most of the kids in Chloe’s class played the flying monkeys. And during the “dance” sequence, a few of them entered the stage by doing tumbling and cartwheels. Even Sophie was impressed. She kept asking when Chloe was going to appear – and started to get a little impatient. But she loved the musical numbers and had a soft spot in her heart for the Wicked Witch. I’m not sure what that portends, but I’ll refrain from overanalyzing it. At least for now.