I'll Miss The Entertainment

Recently we went to a play across the street at our daughter's school. In the past four years we have seen plays, concerts, and improv comedy. Most of the events are free, but occasionally the drama department charges for the plays to help cover costs.

I'm really going to miss going to them. The concerts are listed on the school's website calendar but the plays are usually word of mouth or Facebooked and the improv nights are just thrown together quickly by the same avenues.

I like the improv shows the best, and am impressed by the quick wit of teenagers. The jazz combo band is my next favorite, then regular band. They put on wonderful Veterans concert, playing music for each branch of the Military and honor audience Veterans by having them stand. It always brings a tear to my eye. The Winter concerts are enjoyable too. They're going to lose a lot of talented Seniors this year in both band and drama. I never went to the choral concerts because I find them kind of boring. The comedy plays are my favorite but we saw 'Flowers for Algernon' the other night and they did  a superb job. I remember my own high school doing that one but had forgotten the story line, other than it was about a mouse.

If they would advertise more, they could get more community support and involvement rather than just parents and student body. I did get a chance to talk to the drama teacher and he said that they don't really advertise because the auditorium only holds about 700. Plus they don't usually hold the play until all students feel they're ready, so it's always short notice. Last year they did The Laramie Project, the story of the murder of gay student, Matthew Sheperd. It was a little controversial so they just wanted basically friends and family of the school there.

He said there's an older woman who goes to all the schools in the city for their plays and concerts. She just calls him up and says "Whatcha got going on?" How cute.

I suggested they start a Facebook page to announce plays and  improv and he thought it was a pretty good idea. Or, I said, "You could just come over and knock on the door and tell me yourself."  ;-)  He gave us a heads up that there is an improv show next week; I'm on it!

Comments

Grumpy said…
Why don't you call once a week and ask "Whatcha got going on?"
kden said…
It might just come to that.
fernvalley01 said…
I like the idea of calling too lol.
Mr. Shife said…
Well enjoy the shows while you can. But you can still go even after your daughter graduates, right? BTW, has your daughter decided on a school yet? Just curious. I might have missed it. I am still pulling for the U of I. Enjoy your weekend.
kden said…
Matt, we're still waiting for a financial aid award letter from EWU. We got one from U of I but I sure can't understand it. They've got us taking out loans of about 8K a year. Good luck with that, that will never happen. So hopefully the people we hired to help us can get us a good package. We're leaning toward EWU though, 'cause it's closer to home ♥
bill said…
I hope you get something you can live with so far as college is concerned. Seems like college is getting to afford anywhere.
bill said…
...college is getting ^harder^ to afford...

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