Monday, November 9, 2009

The Theater

Our oldest son, Thomas, has been involved with theater since he was 7 1/2 years old - it is truly his passion and his gift.

Now, his brothers and sister have followed in his footsteps, maybe not with the same intensity, but nonetheless, they enjoy acting and singing. They all have wonderful voices which they most certainly did not get from their parents.

Their latest production was with the Vermont Family Theater. They presented Oliver Twist over the weekend. We had two shows on Saturday and an afternoon show on Sunday. Needless to say, we are all taking it easy today from the long week of rehearsals and then the actual shows.

However, the experience and joy they receive from both the process and the actual performing, make it all worthwhile.

Here is Abby as an orphan and a pickpocket ~

Isaac as a pickpocket~

Thomas as Fagin~

Warm wishes, Tonya


  1. That's so wonderful! My stepsons were both in a (art film) movie about 2 years ago, and although they both enjoyed it, the acting bug didn't exactly bite. I would so love one (or more) of our kids to be involved with local theater like this. Your kids look adorable! :)

  2. Your children are beautiful Tonya!
    It sounds and looks like a wonderful time and such a great thing to be involved in, it is lovely to hear how encouraging you are of your childrens interests!

  3. So wonderful. You have amazing children. What a great job you have done!

  4. What a beautiful creative family you are! I love that your children have the courage to be up on stage! How wonderful! It must be so fulfilling to watch them perform!
    love, Sara

  5. They look great! And good luck on your newsletter! Beth

  6. Oh I think that this sounds so wonderful. My husband was very active in theatre, and I know that he feels very strongly that acting is a wonderful way to work through the emotions that life can often bring.

  7. You must be so proud. I know that theater is quite a time commitment. It is neat that you make it a priority since it is important to your children.