Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meet Me In St. Louis

Last week Lyle played the role of Mr. Smith in Meet Me In St. Louis. It was bittersweet because it was Lyle's last performance at Redding Christian School; his final RCS bow. Lyle has participated in many musicals and dramas in his RCS days:

Fall Musicals
School House Rock
Anne of Green Gables
Alice in Wonderland
Music Man
Beauty and the Beast
White Christmas

Spring Dramas
The Wind in the Willows
Gooney Bird Greene
The Prince and the Pauper
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Meet Me in St. Louis

Oh how grateful I am for Redding Christian School and their fantastic fine arts program. It has allowed kids like Lyle, who are not interested in sports, to have an opportunity to grow their artistic abilities, social skills, and self-esteem. I'm so thankful for Mrs. Orr and Mrs. Henry who believed in Lyle and helped awaken his passion for drama and theatre. I cannot say enough about those two ladies. They spend countless hours after school and on weekends working with the students for these various productions. But, it goes further. They LOVE each student and care about them deeply, both on the stage and off stage.

There were nine seniors in this production. Quoting from the program, "From the 'small stage' of elementary Christian programs, all-school musicals, and class chapels, to the bright lights of the Cascade Theatre, and in all the drama in between (on and off stage), this unforgettable group of seniors have entertained and endeared thousands with their joy, their enthusiasm, and their incredible talent." Here's a picture of those seniors with Mrs. Orr and Mrs. Henry...

Thank you to all of you who came to see the play -- Kim, Susie, Gramz, Paige, Ross, Donnel, Travis, Aunt Monda, Mrs. Kinnier, Anne, and whoever else I forgot. Thank you, Donnel, for bringing Lyle flowers!!!!! You sweetie!!!!!

Some other pictures:

Now graduation is right around the corner! I'm excited to see the great and mighty things God has planned for "Act II" of Lyle's life.


  1. I am SO glad I was able to go and see the amazing production. Lyle did a stellar job as did the other actors. I agree that it is a great thing to be able to pursue your passion even if it is not sports! Way to go RCS!

  2. OMG!!! he could be a start!! I believe someday he will :)