Today's musical selections are in honor of our almost son. We went to see him perform as Cinderella's Prince in Sondheim's "Into the Woods". He was WONDERFUL!! He has a lovely voice and a tremendous stage presence. He is clearly at home on the stage. It was such a joy to watch him and the rest of the cast! These clips are obviously not of a high school show, but our Princes were very like these professionals.
The prince has three main numbers and then little scenes here and there. In the first scene, he and his brother bemoan the troubles of getting their princesses; Cinderella and Rapunzel.
In the second song, the princes have caught and married their princesses...and are missing the thrill of the chase. They return to the woods and find Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Best line ever- "Dwarves are very upsetting!"
In the third, there is a Giantess killing in the land and everyone in running through the woods. Cinderella's prince finds the baker's wife...
I will confess it was a little odd to watch our almost son seducing someone, albeit in character on stage. Still. I didn't even know for sure he had ever kissed anyone. And there he was on stage kissing the baker's wife quite thoroughly. He looked to be doing a good job of it, too.
Is it creepy to notice that my teenage son seems to be a good kisser? I mean, I wouldn't want any of my sons to be bad kissers. But it seems like a strange thing for a mother to be aware of. Hm.