Monday, June 30, 2008

Cheaper by the Dozen

Saturday I finally did what I have been saying I was going to do. I went to see a good friend of mine, Richard Scott, perform at South City Theater. My family circus took in the performance of Cheaper by the Dozen, based on the 1946 book by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey that tells the story of Time and motion study and efficiency experts Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and their twelve children.
My friend Richard played the part of Frank Gilbreth, and he did it with brilliance. I was completley absorbed into the play and actually forgot that Richard was a friend of mine. I looked at him as his character, Frank. And that, my friends, is what good acting is about. Sister Sledge and Bama also knew some of the cast (though we didn't know they were also a part of the production until we got there). Jenna, Sledge's friend, played the youngest Gilbreth in the film. And Taylor, played the eldest son. Taylor is also Richard's son. Talent is indeed in that family bloodline.All of the actors were very convincing in their rolls.

Cheaper by the Dozen was performed to a packed house. We actually purchased our tickets at the door and were happy to find some remaining. We sat in the last row, but it is theater seating, so there was not a bad seat in the house. And guess what! Guess who sat directly in front of us.....none other than Deedra (author of the blog,"The Abundant Lakeridge Life") and her family. I was so happy to see her and have a few moments before the performance started as well as intermission to get to chat with her. She is such a dear person. I always am happy to see Dee.

South City Theater was a first for our family. We do plan on going back.
(Big Daddy, Bama, Richard and Leigh)


tricki_nicki said...

That looks so great. I'm going to try out for our local musical theater next May - I'm already nervous!!

Travis said...

That is such a good movie. And I enjoy local theatre, although I haven't been to a play recently.