Wednesday, May 18, 2011

burrito's acting debut

our school's 1st grade class has performed a production of peter rabbit for the past 22 years.  when john first started working there 4 years ago, we took the boys to see the first graders perform it then, so we knew how much fun it would be for burrito to participate this year.

there was quite a dramatic build-up to the passing out of parts this year and all burrito kept saying was "i just don't want to be the tree, i just don't want to be the tree, any part BUT the tree."  i think the picture below pretty much reveals the part he received.  there were some initial tears but several sweet friends encouraged him by telling him that the tree has one of the funniest parts in the play.  he enters and exits to quite the comical musical accompaniment.

honestly, i think he knew the tree would garner some attention and that is probably why he didn't want THAT part! :)
the set was so cute and handmade by one of the art teachers at our school.
and here is burrito making his grand entrance.  notice the look on his face....a little embarrassed i would say.
 and this is what i would call the "stage fright look!"  ha, ha, but he really did do great!
 once his big tree part was over, he made a quick costume change and joined the bunny chorus.
 i love all their little expressions here.
 and here he is as a bunny.  i really love the lesson behind peter rabbit, especially at this tender age.  peter's mother told him to stay out of mr. mcgregor's garden or he would end up on the farmer's dinner plate.  such an important lesson of obedience and understanding that there are reasons for the rules we make!

you did a great job burrito, and we were so proud of you!

1 comment:

Louanne said...

he's so cute I can't stand it!!! love this post