TC families, you really know how to throw a party. The weekend events at the University Book Store were wonderful, and the kids and parents who attended made an awesome audience. Thanks to Lauren and all the bookstore staff for making such a great benefit for the school library possible. It felt good to do my first reading event at the University Bookstore among old and new friends.
Our family went to see the preview of Peter Pan last night at SCT. Wow! What a production. It was fun for all of us, and especially satisfying for me since I have been thinking/living/breathing Hook for so long.
The evening was dramatic in more ways than one -- the power was off at Seattle Center for most of the day, so when we got to the theater, it was dark except for a few flashlight beams. The crowd outside the theater remained hopeful and in good spirits, and when the power finally came on we let out a great cheer. Those of us who stayed were treated to an excellent performance.
I was especially relieved when the power came back on, because I was afraid I might have unwittingly caused bad luck earlier in the day by foolishly saying the name of the Scottish King in my classroom. My classroom is not on the stage or in the backstage area, but it is in the SCT theater building. Did I and cause the power to remain out so long? Does it count if you say MacBeth in the administrative area? I only said it because I was reading the first chapter of The Ghost LIght Kids Get Hooked to my CAST 2 class. So am I innocent or guilty?
B.Y., a fifth grade student, told me this week that she is writing her book report on The Ghost LIght Kids Get Hooked! That made me very happy. I'm looking forward to reading the report! I'm also getting excited about the upcoming book reading events at University Book Store and the Lake City Library. Thinking about baking a cake with green frosting for the Library event...not sure if I can create a frosting Tinkerbelle as lovely as the one the Ghost LIght Hook makes. (see chapter 7 in the book to get my reference.) But I promise not to add any poison tears.
Speaking of Tinkerbelle, there seems to be a variety of spellings for her name. Which do you favor?