Saturday, April 4, 2009

Where’s my camera when I need it?

Friday night I took Connor and my nephew Austin to the MSU Riley Center for Performing Arts to see Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. The story is a Cinderella story set in Africa. Originally, I didn’t think the two boys would enjoy it, but after volunteering to help seat area school children Friday morning and seeing part of the play, I knew they would like it and they both did.

After the show the actors all were in the lobby signing the playbill. Connor was so excited to meet the actors, and told me later, “Mimi, I want to be in a play.” I usually have my camera handy, but didn’t this time-and I missed some great pictures of Connor with the actors!

From the website:

When a great African king desires a wife, the best maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Dallas Children’s Theater proudly presents John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, a gorgeous, Caldecott Award-winning Cinderella tale adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel across a river and half a day’s journey to go before the king. As they encounter the forest, each experiences a rite of passage.

The play was excellent, and even though the actors from the Dallas Children’s Theatre were doing their third performance of the day, they gave it their all.

You can read more about this play and their tour by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Diane

12 comments:

Beth at Aunties said...

Diane,
How wonderful for you all to be able to go. You are a wonderful Mimi! Plays are so fun and I bet his eyes were huge, just taking it all in. The customes were gorgeous.

Sorry about your camera! That is usually my trick:)


Enjoy a happy Sunday!

Beth

Bo said...

Hi Diane...Connor certainly has the good looks to be an actor! This sounds like a marvelous play.
;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

Live theater is exciting. I'm glad you got to share with two special guys.

Southern Lady said...

That sounds like it was a fun experience for Connor ... it's wonderful to expose them to new things at an early age. You never know what effect it will have on them later in life.

Just think! One day when he is a famous actor, Connor may look back and tell an interviewer that he first became interested in acting when his Mimi took him to see Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters ...

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You may well have the next Brad Pitt/George Clooney (red-haired version) right in your own family. I'd give him about fifteen years. He may start out in plays, and just go on from there!
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, the memories you are making for your grandchildren are just sooo special (with or without a camera). I love that picture on your header! What precious little ones! laurie

Nancy said...

Diane, Your new header is toooooo cute! Your grandkids are going to have some wonderful memories to treasure with you! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Nancy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sounds like a wonderful play. Perhaps Connor will be able to be in a play, or even more than one. Children. in the St Louis area, perform in plays at the Muny, etc. What a great experience it would be for Connor and for Mimi, too!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog...will be back often to read more.
Stop by when you have a chance.
I am going to have a "card box" giveaway every month. This drawing will be the last day of April.
Every comment you leave throughout the month will enter your name in the drawing, so if you visit several times and leave several comments, you will have a better chance to win. This NEW blogger was so touched by all the comments I got on the Blog Party, that I decided to make this a monthly GIFT...
Also, if you link to my blog telling about the monthly giveaway, you will have your name entered 10 extra times...How is that for an incentive?
I was so blown away by all the responses that I wanted to email each person personally, but TIME...has not permitted..but I did love reading all of them..I am continuing to introduce my family members and then there will be some fun blogs coming up from Disney World in May. I am so thankful for all my new friends.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Diane,
I think I may have seen that play once...long ago. Sounds like you have an aspiring actor there! :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sounds like an interesting play Diane. I love when producers and directors out a twist on an old story.

It's nice that you are exposing Conner to many different cultural events ... you never know how that may influence his career choices someday.

Hugs, Pat

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

"“Mimi, I want to be in a play.”

Oh...mah...gah. So cute. Glad you all (y'all? ;-) had a good time!