Friday, December 11, 2009

Benjamin's Winter Show

"When the overhead lights flipped on during the opening bars of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" a mass of parents, family and friends was suddenly thrown into sharp relief and the audience appeared as real and human as the band sweating it out on stage. The illusion didn't evaporate. It exploded into something profound."

Ok, I took that sentence from the Washington Post review of the 11/2 Springsteen concert and with a little editing you get the idea of Benjamin's Winter Show ;)

For the record, his group sang Deck the Halls and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. His group would practice daily with their music teacher and at night I would play the songs on my iPod while Benjamin sang. He liked Twisted Sister's version of Deck the Halls and the classic Bruce Springsteen version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

At the end of the show the entire four year old class (three groups) appeared on stage for the medley of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Itsy, Bitsy, Spider and the Chicken Dance.

Then they all shouted Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! to the audience and took their bows.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is very precious! I would have loved to have seen it!