Sunday, April 11, 2010

West Side Story

My incredibly talented oldest son is currently performing in "West Side Story" at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a "Shark", a Puerto Rican gang member. There are only 9 guys in the gang so although he doesn't have a lead, he is on stage, singing and dancing for most of the show.

Rachael, Aaron, my dad and I went to see him in his opening night performance.

It was so good! The scenery was gorgeous, the leads were great, it was all good. AND, by coincidence, we were introduced to the Dean of the Jacobs School of Music. Rachael met him, and he gave her his card! He was incredibly nice. This could be her way into the music program next year.

Anyway, here are the pictures I took.



Palm Springs Savant said...

Oh how fun! High school drama is a great way to build confidence and learn how to express oneself. It's also pretty cool to watch your kid on stage!

Poppy said...

My favorite musical!

Lead or not, it's awesome to be a Shark. :) Congrats to him!!

Brother Dave said...

I have a feeling that Joseph is very popular at school.

Congrats and best wishes to Joseph for his continued drama pursuits.

Jeff said...

That's great! Fun!

BTW - you hate my "views" don't you? lol

Hoosier Girl said...

Rick - Joseph is in college, mister. But yes, it is really cool to watch him on stage!

Poppy - Can you believe I had never seen it all the way through? I knew all the songs, though.

Brother Dave - Yes, it seems like he is. Lots of kids said hello to him in the receiving line.

Jeff - Your "views"? I don't get it.


Just Dave said...

Congrats to Joseph. One of my favorite musicals.