Saturday, October 29, 2016

October 29. Day 303. Stage Fright

As it is the Saturday night before Halloween there are some pretty scary costumes on the streets of Brisbane tonight. I've seen vampires, ghosts, ghouls and skeletons. There was even a girl wearing a tunic splattered with blood and decorated with small Kellogg's boxes with knives through them. She was a cereal killer. But for scare factor not one of them came close to some things I saw my son wearing on stage tonight in Fame's senior musical. The Nazi from The Producers singing Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop was simply terrifying, helped not at all by his obvious joy at such a character role. And that was in Act 1. He followed that up in Act 2 with this most hideous brown suit with tie asunder and fly part undone for good measure.
Douglas Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the bloke who reads the words to the contestants and puts them in sentences. Let's just say neither the sentences nor Douglas really should be anywhere near children. As such it was another role Drama Teen adored. Truly terrifying. Why can't he just dress up like a pumpkin like everyone else? Well because that would be being like everyone else and where's the joy in that? Scary.

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