I took Munch to a performance of Schoolhouse Rock Live at Soulstice. This theatre company is very special to me. The artistic director is a dear friend who is one of those soul mentors. Char helped me believe in myself and my abilities at a time when the stress of work overwhelmed me. She allowed me to see that creativity is key to my mental and emotional health. Soulstice was a sponsor in kind of LTYM Milwaukee. My husband and I performed in our last show (pre children) in the musical Aida seven years ago. Munch got to see the cast picture from our show, and she picked both of us out right away.
We settled in to watch the show after sampling a delicious cake pop before the house opened. I love to watch Munch’s face. Her eyes lit up once the stage lights come up. She understands the fine art of set design and construction. She now can talk about lighting gels with any technical director. What can I say? Once a theatre brat, always a theatre brat. I love answering these theatre related questions. I am in my element. Munch is gravitating more towards the dance aspect of musicals now since she is a student of both tap and ballet.
I feel this push and pull since we share so many common interests: dance, theatre, books, and music. I want to expose her to so much, but I do not want to push her towards doing something because I like it. I did mention that my dance skills helped me with theatre. I could learn choreography very quickly because of my dance background. I hesitate to talk more about performing. I want Munch to find something that she really loves to do. Right now her passion is dance class. She continues to teach me to just relax and let her guide me.