Friday, July 6, 2007

Oliver: Opening Night

2007/07/05 Oliver
Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids

“Dream-travelers, there is no path, paths are made by dreaming.”
- Antonio Machado

Opening Night was an amazing experience for both the cast members and the audience. Since early June these young players have been rehearsing: learning lines, blocking scenes and spinning magic dreams in preparation for performing in front of a real audience.

On the surface it seems absurd that there could be a musical based on such a bleak premise. (See Wikipedia for background information and a plot summary of Oliver.) However, the kids pulled it off serving up suspense interspersed with drama and wicked good singing.

When I asked Alison what she liked most about the play, she replied “The bowing at the end.” So there you have it, actors really do live for the applause! Cheers, ~jilly