Yesterday was City Girl's first Theatre Lesson at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre And School Of Theatre Arts.
She has recently become interested in acting and wanted to try it on for size. We covered the cost of a Christian homeschool summer day camp for the arts for her and she loved it. She decided that she wanted to try out for the winter play this group puts on.
It costs $175 to participate in the production and Farmer John and I had to tell her we couldn't afford that. But because she was passionate about it we found a fundraising site and she gathered a portion of the money from donations of family, friends and blog readers and then Farmer John found her a summer child care position for a couple of weeks. Between the two she was able to cover the cost.
Audition day for Peter Pan came and went. Finally the cast list was posted and ache of all motherly aches, she didn't make the cut. She didn't get a part, not even a small one. To keep total devastation at bay I quickly got online to find out if there was some other drama program she could take part in.
I found out that the local Grand Rapids Theater did indeed have classes available for her age group and the cost was $135- money she had from above.
So for 10 weeks she will learn the basics of acting. I wish it was under the shelter of the homeschool group instead of the Civic Theater but it is only a couple of hours a week for ten-weeks. I will be praying for discernment for her. Worldly theater can be, well, wordly.
I'm a firm believer that modern "culture" is the way it is because we Christians have abandoned it. We should be leaders of culture and that is the reason I am letting my daughter foray into this field of interest. Should she feel led by God to continue on then we will discuss ways for her to study to the fullest glory of her Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank goodness the Lord knows the plans he has for us!