A weekend of culture

This weekend was full of arts and culture.

Friday night we attended the musical performance of Beauty and the Beast at Dave's high school.  I am always impressed by the quality of shows that high schools can put on - I was part of some of the school musicals myself and know that students are highly talented and hard workers - but it still never ceases to amaze me.  The sets and costumes were amazing (although I later learned that it was all purchased.  Oh well, still great!)

Then on Saturday night, Dave and I attended the senior recital of my student worker who is a vocal performance major and sings opera.  Although I will be the first to say that opera "really isn't my thing," I wanted to go to experience it and support my student worker.  I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.  She's a great singer and her voice when she's singing opera is totally different from her everyday speaking voice.  She's a tiny little person, and the amount of sound that comes out of her mouth is impressive.

I didn't take pictures at either of these events, since photos weren't technically permitted during the performances, and it didn't seem appropriate.  Sometimes I feel like I need pictures to prove that I actually did something.  But deep down I know it's just because pictures make all blog posts more interesting.  

Both of these events were cheap - the musical was like $7 or so a person and the recital was free! - but were still really entertaining.  After the crazy week that I had last week, it was a great weekend!


BeeKayRoot said...

I just attended "The Tempest" here on our college campus... Although I don't like Shakespeare, I was blown away. It was so impressive and well done. I'm with you on this one. I love seeing what high school and college students can put together.

Unlike you, though, I actually did take lots of photos! Haha... I have proof I went!

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