Monday, June 14, 2010

It takes more than talent to be a star

Last weekend we went to see the Drama King shine as the title character in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Last Monday, I wrote about how proud I was.

On Saturday, we went to see him a second time and yesterday, I posted photos of him from that closing performance.

But what I didn't tell you was what happened during that final show.

The Drama King was sick. No-voice-oh-my-God-what-am-I-going-to-do sick.

Yep, the leading man had laryngitis. He had a speaking voice, but no singing voice.

At. All.

This is a tough position to be in while performing in a musical.

He opened his mouth for his first song and croaked out a few words. The look of panic and self-disgust that crossed his face physically hurt me.

He managed to make his way through the song somehow and bolted off-stage to wait for his next cue.


He COULD have done this:

Lord knows he wanted to.

But instead, he did this:

He stood tall and talk-sang his way through the rest of the show. At the end, when he took his curtain call, THE CAST gave him an ovation.

It was an amazing moment. I hope he realizes what a phenomenal thing he did. The show must go on -- and it did.

Even without a singing voice.

Crossposted at Mid-Century Modern Moms


Tara R. said...

The Show Must Go On... good for Drama King. That's a sign of a true professional. Nicely done.

LceeL said...

I would expect no less from one of yours - they are, after all, well raised and well schooled in the finer points of being good people.

Well done, Drama King. Truly, as Tara says, "Professional".

Burgh Baby said...

The confidence in his eyes in that photo is just plain magical. said...

That really is awesome! I am proud of him for you!

Roger said...

I'm pretty sure that I could never do that, so kudos to Drama King! The show must go on, after all. :-)

Rachael said...

Way to go Drama King!

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