October 31, 2015 Nathan appears in Pumpkin Fiesta!

Nathan has been working hard with his fellow actors at the Palo Alto Children’s Theater. Today we see the product of that hard work, the play Pumpkin Fiesta. The gist of the play is that there is a woman, Old Juana, in this Mexican town who grows great pumpkins and always wins the pumpkin crown at the fair. Fernando wants the crown and he tries various ways to make his pumpkins as large and beautiful. In the end he steals her pumpkins but is caught and promises to use the real best way to grow award winning pumpkins. The children take the parts of the people, vegetables, insects, and animals. Nathan is Fernando’s scarecrow and is on stage the entire time. He says his lines with artistic flair and sings beautifully. In fact he is the best singer among the cast. Who knew? He must get his vocal genes from Ryan and Jon who are both very good singers.

Nathan as Foolish Fernando's Scarecrow
Nathan as Foolish Fernando’s Scarecrow
Fernando's Scarecrow and Old Juana's Scarecrow have many interactions
Fernando’s Scarecrow and Old Juana’s Scarecrow have many interactions
Nathan on stage with Old Juana, vegetables and bees
Nathan on stage with Old Juana, vegetables and bees
Nathan knew all the songs and his lines well
Nathan knew all the songs and his lines well
Here he is singing with Toro the bull
Here he is singing with Toro the bull
He looks so handsome in his costume!
He looks so handsome in his costume!
He has a solo singing a song with his scarecrow counterpart. He does really great!!
He has a solo singing a song with his scarecrow counterpart. He does really great!!
The cast on stage to take a final bow
The cast on stage to take a final bow

Needless to say I am pretty teary through the whole thing. John and I are really proud of Nathan’s skill and determination.

 

 

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