Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Monday, November 22, 2010

Putting Their Heart Into It

One Day More
Last weekend, I went to see my oldest son in the high school's production of Les Miserables. It was incredible! Really, I can't think of enough superlatives for it. I cried through the whole thing. Now, I admit, it's not that hard to make me cry, but there were grown men in the audience in tears too. They got a standing ovation, and they deserved it.

Jean Valjean
I was stunned at how moving a performance a seventeen year old could give as Jean Valjean. Ditto Javert (wish we'd gotten a picture of him). Really, the entire cast did a fantastic job.

They performed with such passion and intensity that I forgot I was sitting in a high school auditorium, forgot these were kids that I know, kids that I go to church with. I felt like I was right there. The put their whole hearts into this play and it paid off. I don't think I could have been more impressed if I had seen a full-scale Broadway production.

Greatness isn't measured by the size of the audience, but by the passion of the performance.

This is my boy (a student at the barricade). "Drink with me..."


tiffany said...

oh man that sounds amazing wish i coud have been there

Lisa said...

I love that musical. I totally wish my local HS would perform it.

Angela Felsted said...

How lucky you are to see your son cast in such a cool musical.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! It sounds like a wonderful performance, and the pictures are amazing. I don't think any of my high school plays had sets and costumes that good, and so, wow! What a blessing!

L.T. Elliot said...

There's nothing like the theatre, really. The passion and the life bursting out in waves. So glad you got to see this and that your son participated in it. What a gift!

Angie said...

Thanks, all. I did enjoy it. I think it was a wonderful experience for all the kids too.