Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sydney "The Tempest"

All the Saturday rehearsals were well worth it! I attended Sydney's play last night in Lytton and I was quite impressed with all the kids! She's been practicing for quite a few months, including having us drive into the school for a few Saturdays.

The play was Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and Sydney's part was Princess Miranda. As well as acting, she sang solo, the song was "I can See Clearly Now." I couldn't have been prouder of her :) The lighting was pretty low but I did manage to capture Sydney on video. I should add that none of the dialogue was changed in the play, the kids really learned to speak like Shakespeare intended.
If you can't view the video at my blog click here to see it at YouTube.

Here's a few pictures of the performance. Sydney's teacher, Mr. White, has brought a lot of acting into the school. He's quite the entertainer and it's been great having him at the school. Sydney will sadly miss him when she goes into grade five in September. She's had Mr. White for two years in a row and is hoping he "might" teach grade five next year.

Owen (Prince Ferdinand) and Sydney (Princess Miranda)

BJ (The Wizard Prospero) Sydney (Princess Miranda) Owen (Prince Ferdinand)

BJ (The Wizard Prospero) Sydney (Princess Miranda) Robyn (The Monster Caliban)

Sydney and her class performed in Vancouver last Thursday and then last night for us. She has one last performance today for the students at the school. School is out on Thursday and then it's two months of freedom :)


Anonymous said...


I think Sydney did a fantastic job!!! All the kids look great. I can imagine you with a BIG grin on your face saying"That's my daughter" WELL DONE!!! Pat

Biffy said...

Hooray for Sydney! You'll have to give us a live performance the next time we're out for a visit. You were just wonderful. Love ya lots.
Big Hugs from Aunty Bif, Uncle Kitt and Kristopher. xxoo

Sorka said...

On the internet asterix are applause!!


Bravo Sydney! Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow this was my favorite. I will be able to watch this over and over again when I get home. I love to be able to hear it. Thank you so much for such a great performance.

Love Ya!

TadMack said...

Brava Syd!

Lucky girl to be learning to hold herself with confidence and perform so early! All pre-fifth grade! She's going to be a force of nature by high school!! Great job, Mom!

Anonymous said...

and so you should be proud. Another great singer in the family...Priceless. thanks for the posts ab.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Bravo Sydney!!! That gave me chills - she has a lovely folk music voice! =) I think your dad would be pretty proud of her, too, don't you think? =)

jackie said...

No wonder you are proud! Great job Sydney!

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

A star is born*********hooray for Sidney. She did an awesome job.

Autumn said...

It looks like so much fun! I love acting...=)

dawn said...

Sydney did a great job. How wonderful to have a teacher to bring the arts into the school. You should be proud of her.

We do drama camp and I love to do the acting and the kids like the camp too, and I know how proud I am when they do a good job.