Friday, May 26, 2017

Callie's Acting Debut

It should not have been a surprise.

Her whole childhood was spent reading stories, watching stories and then acting out those stories.  The most memorable is when she was Laura Ingalls of "Little House on the Prairie."  I don't remember exactly how old she was, maybe around 5, but if we called her by her name she wouldn't answer.  She called us "Ma" and "Pa"  and would pretend that her bed was her covered wagon.  When we would go somewhere in the car and we would come to a stop sign she would say "Whoa."  She had the clothes too and wore them everywhere we would let her.

Towards the end of last summer Callie "suddenly" wanted to get into acting.  All of these years it's been nothing but ballet and suddenly, seemingly overnight, she was dying to be in a play.  Sounds simple enough, but we are just far enough away from Indianapolis that most of the places we knew about were just too far away at the time.  There was also the stipulation that she did NOT want to sing, just act.  Want to know what most groups do?  Yep, musicals.  Little did we know that right under our noses was a school that does a little bit of everything.  I thought they only provided dance and gymnastics, but they also do acting and musical theater classes separately.  Callie could take an acting class, be in a play and not have to sing her parts!

She signed up in January for the spring semester.  The play was Doctor Dolittle and Callie was cast as....Doctor Dolittle!

It was a very small class and a very low key production which really was perfect for her first time.  She was nervous enough as it was so low key was perfect!

She was in every scene and had a lot of lines to memorize and she did great!!  It was so much fun watching her!

 I can't wait to see what she does next.

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