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Monday, August 17, 2009

Watch out, Broadway...here come the Washburn Kids!

After our three week musical theatre camp in July, I thought we were pretty much done, but I got a call for another 2 week camp who needed a costume mistress and thought it would be a great idea to trade out for all 5 of my kids to attend! OK, sounds good! It gets even better! For their production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", they cast Kamberlynne as "Belle", Christian as "Gaston", and Jonah as "Lumiere"! Indy covered the ensemble beautifully with many of his own solos and lines! Even Rebekah got to star in a little kid show (I'll post that next!) The show turned out marvelously, the kids did great, and Catherine lived through the costuming (not my favorite job) and packing all the lunches (another good reason to homeschool....I REALLY don't like packing lunches)! But the big hero is Briella, who came along day in and day out, and learned just about all the songs and lines (in Briella talk!), and was the show mascot!

Here are a few videos of the musical numbers from a dress rehearsal! Enjoy! (For those of you wanting a quick peak at all the kids, check out the "Belle" and "Be Our Guest" numbers...For you die hard fans....you'll love them all!)




Here is the opener "Belle". Kamberlynne is easy to spot, look to her right and there is Indy singing his heart out. At about 3 minutes or so in, Christian...I mean "Gaston" makes his entrance! One of my favorite parts of the show!



Next is "Home", one of Kamberlynne's best vocals. She has taken her father's place as the Beast's prisoner, and is wondering if she'll ever find "home" again.



"Gaston" has alot of Christian, and he's pretty cute! Watch for Indy, too!



"Be our Guest" showcases Jonah, and he really loved his character...you can tell he had a great time! And Indy has transformed into a spoon, I think....




"Human Again" wasn't in the original Disney release, but added in the later release after it did well on Broadway. It is a cute number with all the enchanted characters, and Jonah starts it off!



I thought I had the finale...sorry! But what do you think....??? The cast was one of the youngest I've worked with, and putting together a show in 2 weeks is crazy, but we all enjoyed it! Thanks to Grandma, Pop, Aunt Amber, Connor, and our Homeschool Friends the Klopcic Family for coming to see our performance! One good thing about camp being over....NO MORE PACKING THOSE DARN LUNCHES!!!!!

10 comments:

amber said...

It was so much fun! Great job cousins!

Mhana said...

(this is Gilkey) That was great! Wish I could have been there, I've always wanted to see that show actually. Kamberlynne has a beautiful voice and is getting so tall (I'm sure she LOVES hearing "how you've grown"). Miss you all!

mom2beachbums said...

Sheesh I cannot believe THAT was pulled off in 2 weeks!! And wow, 2 camps! How on earth you managed costuming and rehearsing and well the lunches and everything....you are utterly amazing! So enjoyed hearing your children's fabulous voices & mine are asking to see some of the songs again! THANK YOU for sharing these & hope you've gotten a chance to relax!

Rae said...

Holy smokes guys! That is amazing. I am so happy that I can call such amazing little talents my niece and nephews! It was fab-u-lous and Kamberlynne, that "Home" song almost made me cry. Way to go Washburns! And what great costumes too! That must have been some AMAZING seamstress. I love you guys-CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic show!

Lynne said...
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Lynne said...

I surely hope you taped the whole darn thing and can share a copy with us! No surprise you all are so great and had such fun; watching you reminded me of watching your mom. Kamberlynne, you even looked a lot like mom in your "Home" song. Remember, Jen, when you won the music competition in Queen Anne's county with your song from Les Miserables?!?! Memories are sooooooooooooo precious -- congrads to all!!(P.S. I, however, still miss making lunches sometimes!!) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

kim said...

The kids and I watched all of these together and continue begging me to do this stuff! You guys are sooo lucky to be blessed with such amazing gifts and talents and then to be able to use/showcase them in such a fun fun fun way.... WE LOVED IT!!! Great job wonderful family of ours!

Megan and Jonny said...

Who needs drama camp? Next year just do it right from your home--apparently you have all the stars living there anyway!

I am so impressed! How did you get so many talented kids?

Cothran Family said...

What talented kiddos! I really enjoyed hearing their wonderful voices and watching their stage presence! No shy kids at your house. We loved watching all of the videos and thank you for sharing our cousins so we can see them even a little on tape. Great job mom on all the hard work! (and packing lunches:)

Katherine and Andrew Bettilyon said...

I wish I was there. Our internet is so slow I only just got to see the clips! Very cool.