13, 9 and 5??
are they taking it all off??
so proud... lol.
I would never let anyone I know get into any part of the entertainment industry, especially children
Go easy, big feller - !
Upon re-reading my entry, I see I could have worded it better!
Can’t pretend to know all the pitfalls of show business, but a daughter did fine (escaped any sleaze) for a few early teen-age years back in the ‘80’s. Am aware ‘things’ have stepped up since then - - -
Now her daughters love most things ‘Broadway Musicals.’ So for 4 summers she’s been teaching them, and about 18 other home schooled kids, show tunes, teaches them choreography, and they put on a ‘Backyard Broadway’ show, early summer, in their backyard. They design and paint sets, do their make-up - she chooses kids who are independent - can solve problems.
Rehearsals are one week only, 3 hours daily, and then it’s ‘show time!’
She is passing on wonderful music.
Daughter has always been concerned about a safe environment for kids to perform, so she has taken on the task herself.
A woman in a nearby town got wind of this, and started a similar activity of her own, after attending a show here.
I’m betting this goes on in many communities. There seems to be no ‘original ideas!’
When the girls do community theater, their mother, our daughter, is right there. It’s a win-win all around.
The now-5 year old was in ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ for 19 performances this past Jan./Feb., when she was 4, turning 5. Had lines, entrances, exits. Has been begging to do another play.
Her girls are not Divas - no temperments allowed - mannerly, tho.
Husband/father is their asst. coach for soccer and track - 9 and 13 year olds participate. Nine year old wins the mile in her division.
These are not super-kids - fun-loving, tho.
And attend S.S.!
If there’s credit/blame for family acting, it would be traced to my deceased uncle - a pro on Broadway in the ‘30’s and 40’s, as a kid, who came west for a while. Got rifle-butted by a German in WWII, lost a kidney; died from meningittis in a Canadian hospital - he had left Broadway, went to Canada to join the Canadian Commandoes.
He and my father were from Scotland.
Glad my uncle got to do what he loved - acting - even tho a kid.
Now, you know more than you ever asked (if you read this far)!
Attend (good) live theater!