Chris had two big songs: "The Telephone Hour," of course, which I think was their best song overall, and during the second act they were able to give him a bongo drumming role! Andrea said that she loved the fact that they were able to give him a "cool" role at the end--Harvey Johnson gets cool!
Tonight's performance was even stronger than last night, so I'm sure the closing performance will be great. The kids are feeling so much more comfortable with their roles.
We've had a number of friends attend, and last night my aunt and uncle came as well, which has meant a lot to Chris. He's the type of kid who wants to be on stage and he wants people to come and see him. Unfortunately my parents are going to miss the show because they are in Costa Rica.
This is an ambitious play for a middle school. We sat near Andrea's mom and grandmother tonight, and after the play was over they asked us whether we had a child in the play. When we told them our son was Harvey Johnson, Andrea's mom said "We were just saying that he was our favorite!!" Andrea, too, had lots of praise for Chris when we talked to her after the play. I'm so proud of him!
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