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January 23, 2011
"I wish there was no such thing as germs. That way, I could lick everything!!"
January 17, 2011
He and another super, a girl named Jill, will be playing a pair of children who are looked after by Marguerite, the eponymous protagonist's love interest. She reads to them a tragic fable about doomed lovers, and they are stricken by the story's sadness. As they comfort each other, Marguerite often begins to wander away, taken herself by the romance of the tale. The children clutch at her when she does this, and beg her to continue reading.
As she reads, she is observed secretly by Faust and Méphistophélès. Faust is smitten also, by the sweetly romantic Marguerite.
Méphistophélès ensures that Faust's pursuit of Marguerite will succeed. This meeting, and the seduction that follows, is the event that drives the opera's plot.
He's Tiny Tim!
December 19, 2010
This is a big production here in Bloomington. Cardinal Stage is putting the show on at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, a 500-seat house built in 1922. There will be 14 shows. Each boy will be in seven of them. You do the math.
Adrian got a part too. This would be great, if they hadn't put each boy in a different cast. So this is a week of joy and merriment as we ferry a child to a show almost every day, and many days two shows. This is made even better by the amount of volunteering we seem to be expected to do on top of providing our children as slaves.
But I'm not bitter. At all.
Especially since it seems to be going well, and both of them are enjoying themselves. We even got a good review in the local rag.
Links to radio spot, etc. later, I hope.
Here are some songs Nattie knows:
Nattie has requested that his favorite picture of himself be posted here on his web page:
Some things Nattie wants you to know
When I come home from school, I'm always hungry.
[Dad sez: We're not sure how this happens, since the last thing he is supposed to do before getting picked up from school is to eat lunch!]
I tell my mommy "Make me a sandwich!"
I like half-sandwiches with mayonnaise, cheese, and sometimes tomatoes.