There will be an Alamos production next week, of Little Red Riding Hood. Produced and directed by the traveling Missoula Montana Childrens' Theater, over one hundred children have been trying out this week and last week for parts in the play.
The Childrens' Theater has been here before, but this performance will be unique. It will be in English. Children have been eagerly writing the English words in their notebooks and memorizing lines and songs.
One of the local teachers, seen in the photo below, places a very strong emphasis on English as the second language and teaches English classes at several schools, in addition to his regular courses of mathematics and language. This teacher also happens to be my Spanish teacher and is extremely well educated and bi lingual.
The cast has now been chosen, costumes will be fitted on Monday and over a hundred children will begin rehearsals for the play which will be next Friday and Saturday evenings in the Palacio.
I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the photos I took last week when the children were still coming to tryouts. Their faces are so beautiful. Their eagerness amazed me. Their attentiveness and behavior were remarkable. Keeping over a hundred school kids quiet is not an easy task. Yet there were only a handful of adults and the children knew the expectations.
I think their faces tell this story...............................