Friday, June 18, 2010

Musical Theater Camp (Updated with Video Embedded)

The video of Casey's closing day performance at Music Theater Camp is uploaded here. Because it's almost ten minutes long, blogger wouldn't upload it directly into this post, so if you want to see the performance, Casey's the one in orange. The most entertaining part of the video is the first song, so don't feel compelled to watch the whole thing unless you are Casey's blood relative. (Did I link to it enough for you to find it?) [Disregard that nonsense -- I figured out how to embed the video from YouTube]

My readers (okay, only one of them) have asked for Flamingo Joe to guest post for this particular entry (can't imagine why). But as you know, I have a bit of a control problem, so I initially decided to ghost-write Flamingo Joe's guest blog post. I was going to ask him thought-provoking questions and transcribe his answers word-for-word into this post. That way, I could control the typing and insert appropriate editorial comments as needed. This proved to be a less than ideal method of capturing Flamingo Joe's thoughts because sometimes it's tough to get Flamingo Joe talking and he has already used up his spoken word quota today. So in the end, I wrote out the questions and left blanks for him to fill in the answers. Then I handed the computer over to him. I think this proves once and for all that I am overcoming my control issues. So, here we go:

Me: When I told you I wanted to send Casey to Musical Theater Camp, what did you think?

FJ: How much is this going to cost?

Me: Why didn't you say that out loud?

FJ: I did - you were texting Dez at the time.

Me: We can discuss that later with our marriage counselor. What were you hoping Casey's reaction to Musical Theater Camp would be?

FJ: He would want to run the follow spot.

Me: What did you think about Casey's performance today? Please tell us what your favorite parts were.

FJ: He pays attention and tries to do what is directed. My favorite part was the grapevine, front tap, spin, jazzhands finish on one knee.

Me: I'm considering sending Casey back to Musical Theater Camp for two more weeks this summer. Is that okay with you?

FJ: Not if it costs $600.
Me: Is there anything else you would like to say about Musical Theater Camp?

FJ: If it scores a 9 out of 10 on Casey's fun score, it's not all bad. I always picked the camps that had a 10 to 1 Girl to Boy ratio when I was his age too. Target rich environment.

Me: Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?

FJ: Not if you're going to edit everything before posting it.

Me: Party Pooper.

There you have it -- Flamingo Joe's tru "feelings" about Musical Theater Camp. Stay tuned for Flamingo Joe's next post, which is sure to be soon and also sure to be unauthorized, now that he now has my blogger login and password.

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