We went to grandson Tyler's performance yesterday. He was in the musical..."The Drowsy Chaperone" We had never heard of this musical, so we were in for an afternoon of fun and music. The musical won two emmys a few years ago and starred Carson Kressley and Georgia Engels (she played Georgette on the Mary Tyler Moore show )when it was on broadway. It's a play within a play...a parody of the musicals of the 1920's. It's a hilarious tale about a celebrity bride on her wedding day told by a musical fan sitting on stage left playing a a record on an old Victrola. The record comes to life on stage and the story begins.
Tyler has been in several musicals, but this one was the best production we had seen. They practiced for four months...learning the score and even learning to tap dance. I asked Tyler if any of the kids had tapped before and he said no that they had a choreographer teach them the steps. He played his part beautifully (proud Grandma) So many wonderful vocals in this cast. All in all....we had a wonderful time and appreciate all the months of hard work that went into it.
Tyler has been in a group called "The Jersey Kids" all through high school. They sing the music of the Jersey Boys, who perform all over the country. The kids have recently changed their name to Project Two. They have performed in many places locally. The last place was at Del Webb's Sun City, where one of the cast of the Chicago Jersey Boys joined them on stage and sang a few songs with them. We just listened to the CD of this performance and how they have grown since the first time we saw them performing in the high school library. They are a very professional looking group whose moves brought Joe and I back to the 50's. I don't know where Tyler is heading in his years after high school, but I'm sure it will involve music in some way