When I first moved to Sacramento, I stayed with some friends we knew from San Diego who moved here a few years ago. Being the only friends we had in the area, we try to spend time with them when opportunity permits despite the fact they live 30-40 minutes away. Easter was one occasion we got together, their daughters school play was another.
Now, school plays are typically only special for the family of the young actors involved but when you got no friends and the play is a subject very dear to your heart, you make a point to attend, especially if you’re an impressionable 3-1/2 year old. Thus we took the time and effort to go see our friend Jessica perform in Pirates! the Musical.
?We’re off to sail the rollicking sea, pirates all are we!? But ARRRR, and shiver me timbers! There’s a stowaway on board! Perhaps the King of the High ?Cs? will know what to do. Join this salty crew of colorful scallywags when Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, Whitebeard, Purplebeard – well, you get the picture – along with the No Beards hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for a mighty adventure.
For the record, Jessica played Silver Beard but as good as the play was (with the singing and acting of a fifth grade class) Corbin just seemed a little unimpressed. He mostly sat quietly watching the whole thing without any smiles or excitement or emotion of any kind. That is until we got a copy of the soundtrack for our very own Corbin Beard to listen to at home. Now it seems to play non-stop in our house and we’ve all begun to learn the words without even trying. But Corbin doesn’t stop at singing, in fact, he didn’t start with singing. No he made it pretty clear that our little pirate has got to dance!
We’ve since seen two other plays – The Lion King and Weather but so far he hasn’t asked to wear a lion costume or to do a weather report. But then again, it took a few days for this side of Corbin beard to emerge.