#17: Go ahead, drop your Lion King mask onstage
This being COVID times, the breaking of the fourth wall at the Broadway musical involved Shenzi reminding an audience member to mask up during a number.
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Dear friends and colleagues,
Last year, my son wasn’t happy with the mistakes his classmates were making going into the final performance of the 3rd-grade play.
I told him I was proud that he cared and had worked hard, of course.
I also told him that there is no such thing as a flawless performance in live theater. There may be times when the teacher is feeding the kids line after line from the front row.
But even then, there’s always magic and laughter when things don’t go according to plan in live theater. That was my experience in junior high drama club.
He believed me, but also didn’t believe me.
And then, a day after his 4th grade school play, I took him to The Lion King musical. Live on Broadway!
One of the most professional, polished, expensive, Disney, theater productions ever. Would it be “flawless”? There were several micro-lessons there…
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