I have to say, despite the many challenges of trying to develop a show that has 14 children in it, it is so worth it. Why? Because kids are so special. And when people say, "I don't know how you do it," in reference to the work I do with kids, I think, "I don't know how I could do without it in my life."
And the fantastic thing about this project is that Robby and I have had the opportunity to meet and work with such astoundingly talented kids. This weekend at Wheelock Family Theatre is a perfect case in point.
If I had the time and the money, I would travel around the country...the world...doing Helen workshops with kids. Teaching them the music, working through the scenes and then presenting our work to the people in their communities.
However, for the moment, I'll have to be content with my brilliant NY cast (who I can't wait to get back in a rehearsal room with) and the memory of this special group at Wheelock.
So here's the video of what we did in a few hours on Saturday. Enjoy!
I also just had to post this video because Ellis Gage, one of our kids from Saturday, who has a voice to die for, is singing my favorite song in it--beautifully.