The first half of the show is all solos and duets (21 of them!), whatever the kids want to do. Here's J during his solo (video from dress rehearsal is a couple of posts back):
This was the first year they offered a "Junior Chorus" for the older kids, to give them a bit of extra material to work with, and a chance to work on more complicated harmonies. J's easy to pick out, he's both the smallest and the only boy:
After the Junior Chorus performed, the rest of the kids joined them and the entire chorus presented a wonderful choreographed show about going on vacation. In this photo, the kids "hit the beach" -- the easiest way to pick out J is to look for the little boy in the center of the front row -- J is immediately behind him:
J sings his show solo, about being a lonely left-fielder -- very cute:
The left-fielder saves the game and is voted "Player of the Year":
This group always puts on a fabulous show, but this was one of my favorite shows to date. J is bummed that chorus is over for the summer, but I've promised him that we'll seek out guitar lessons (I play, but not well enough that I feel comfortable teaching him, and I want to make sure he's getting a good education with it, my guess is that he'll do more with it than I ever did), and I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for a summer musical group for him.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!