Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Broadway Kids......

Lexi loves performing on stage and with that being said, she really enjoys being a part of Broadway Kids.  She has been in the summer play the past two summers and decided she wanted to be part of the "group" for the whole year.  They had to audition and get selected.  The kids are from 2nd grade through high school and are separated into four groups throughout the school year to practice.  Second and third grade, fourth and fifth grade, middle school and high school.   They did four performances in a small, packed out theater and it was great.  Each year the children also decide on an organization and donate money from the benefit performance to them. 
These are all the children in Broadway Kids.  I believe I heard there are 65.  Lexi is in the middle row about in the center with a bright blue tank under her shirt.
Here she is up close.
Click here (it takes a few seconds for it to start) for one of the songs Lexi performed.  It is Thank You Very Much and performed by 2nd through 5th graders.  Lexi starts about in the center in the second row but quickly comes to the front row for most of the song.  Below is a letter that was e-mailed to us from the Rite Care Clinic. (click to enlarge)
  

24 comments:

Stacey said...

That is awesome! Lexi was so cute when she realized you had that camera pointed right at her. :)

I'm so glad y'all are involved in the arts. It has meant so much to my son ever since 5th grade. Now look where it's taking him! You just never know what a little elementary school performance will lead to.

Lexi, we are very proud of you here in Edmond!

Kerin said...

Way to go Lexi! You did an awesome job!
It looks like a great group of kids to work with, and it looks like they all love performing!
I'm sure mom and dad are beaming with pride :)
I also love the fact that they are able to contibute to charities and I'll bet that means a great deal to each of the kids involved!
Have a wonderful day.

Amelia said...

The song and dance routime was so enjoyable. The money raised and donated is certainly a worthy project by all.

Lexi is so cute and talented.

duchess said...

What a great organization. I used to love performing on stage as well. Tell her to keep up the good work.

dana said...

Now that was just too cute!! I love hearing the voices of children singing...they were wonderful!! Reminds me of many a program I attended both as a mom for my own kiddos and as a teacher with my school kiddos. Lexi looked so cute...and I do believe I could hear her above the rest,now and then! ;) The boy next to her (viewers left) looks like the kid that plays on on Two and a Half Men...when he was young. :)

Hope you have a calmer weather day. It's COLD and rainy in Independence, MO....has been for three days. ENOUGH! I need to pot plants and do yard work. Guess I will find something else to do instead today!
L, Dana

April said...

Abby has been involved in her school chorus for 4 years now and LOVES it! I'm all for kids being involved with the arts! Great job to Lexi...she's such a doll, Darlene!

Marilyn said...

That was GREAT!! I know she had a ball. It really is like Broadway. Lexi is really talented too. It is so good she has these opportunities. Hope all is well this morning. We had a few shingles off the roof and a medium limb break but no real damage.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Thanks so much for sharing this with us today. Lexi is amazing, she is such a talented performer. Broadway Kids looks such fun.
Lindsay
x

Julie Harward said...

This was so cute! I have been involved with this kind of thing all my life, have sung the leads in many productions..my kids were part of this kind of thing too...I really miss it all.
Lexi is such a dill, she has a very sweet little spark about her..she sure stood out with her brightness. Tell her I said that she did a great job! Come say hi :D

Julie Harward said...

Sorry...I meant to type DOLL..LOL

Kerin said...

Hi Darlene,
I'm so glad that things are calmer and not so scary today!
Do most people have basements? And is that an option for safety in a tornado?

HeathahLee said...

How fun! I know she's having a blast with it. Kiddo has a great singing voice and I've said many times he needed to sing in front of people...he says he has stage fright. I tell him he needs to get over it! LOL!

Kerin said...

Many thanks Darlene!
I read that post, and when my husband gets home from work , I'm going to have him read it also.
That would give me peace of mind to have a shelter like that :)
Thanks again for the great info !

T.J. said...

Way to go Lexi- and yay to you Darlene for supporting her in such an important area as the arts and music!!!

jennykate77 said...

Lexi did AWESOME!!! I love that song! Loved the way Lexi smiled at you when she noticed you had the camera pointed at her...cute!

I love Broadway so much. I hope Isaiah takes a liking to it too someday. I've taken him to a few productions at the PAC...I'm working on it. :)

JEANNE said...

Darlene, I loved the U
tube with Lexi performing. She is just darling and a stand out in the performance. What a fun thing to do. I read the letter too. A great organization. The children sang so well. I know this was a thrill for you as well as Lexi.

Darlene, i am sad to hear about the tornadoes. I am so thankful you are safe. So many people with out power and loss of homes and lives makes us so thankful for what we have.

I'm happy that you like our garden area. We have been working hard to clean up from winter. It is an ongoing project. Tomorrow I am posting about a garden project on our deck of the cabin. A first for us.

I hope your day was a good one. No more storms.

Hugs, Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Darlene! This was fun to watch! What does it say on the backs of their shirts. I couldn't tell.

Lexi is just so darling. I know you are so proud of what a pretty, talented young lady she is!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Oh, that little Lexi is a doll! She just gets prettier and prettier!
I know you're proud of you, Darlene.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

So so awesome - you must be totally proud!

Kerin said...

Hi Darlene!
I'm praying and hoping for you to stay safe. According to the news, your part of the country is expecting more crazy weather.
I can only imagine how frightening hearing the warning sirens must be.
Stay safe and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Darlene said...

Thank YOU very much...Lexi put a huge smile on my face today :)

Good job Lexi...you didn't miss a beat!

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is wonderful! Lexi always looks like she's having the time of her life no matter what she's doing!!

Christina said...

Oh Darlene, how cute. Lexi looks so confident while performing. Great job!

So glad that the tornadoes missed you guys and that all is well.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

How adorable!!! I watched the whole thing. And how lucky that Lexi got to come forward so that you had such a good shot of her
throughout the video.
Very impressive about the kids donating the proceeds!!!
I was also grateful that you were not affected by the recent tornados. I can't imagine having to worry about that each year.
And kudos on the rose bed you and the hubby planted. It looks
wonderful. So neat and manicured!
Take care,
Mary Lou