Tonight, Aidan and I went to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Musical at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. SInce Michael needed to be with the Hughesville band, Gabrielle went to Miss Hopkins's house for some "gurls only" play time. I thought she might be upset that Aidan was going to a show and she wasn't, but apparently time in Miss Hopkins's house, surrounded by cool collectibles and a real, live cat is better than going to a musical.
The musical itself was neat -- the cast consisted of 5 people who played the roles of Peter, Susan, Edmond, Lucy, the Witch, the Wolf, Mr. Tumnus, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, the professor, etc. It involved quick costume changes and some creative staging. It lasted about an hour, and Aidan watched the whole presentation with rapt attention.
At one point, the Witch desperately attempts to conjure snow, despite the presence of Aslan bringing the advent of spring. She calls for a blizzard is met with silence. She exclaims, "I said I want a blizzard!" In the silence that followed, some obnoxious kid called out in a high-pitched voice, "I said I want a blizzard!" The audience laughed out loud at this impertinent child. It was the most laughter I'd heard all night. The gall.
After the show, I saw a handful of students: one asked me if I noticed that some of the actors played more than one character (Um...Aidan noticed, for heaven's sake. Silly girl.) and then they said, "Wasn't it so funny when that kid called out the Witch's lines?" Another piped up, "Yeah, we thought it would be hilarious if it were your kid, Mrs. Connor."
Imagine that. MY child, calling out a line and getting more of a laugh than any of the actors in the show? I mean, really, no child of mine would just call out of turn like that, I mean, honestly.
It was Aidan. There, I said it.
And of course, my students thought THAT was hilarious. (So did I, not going to lie.)