Any Dream Will Do…

April 1, 2009

Alex sang in the Music Festival the past two nights. He & his friend Maddie sang “Jolly Holiday” from “Mary Poppins” last night and did so well!! They tied for first place. 

Tonight, he sang “Any Dream Will Do” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”.

I was so proud!

He brought at least both his parents, and the music teacher from his new school to tears with his performance. The adjudicator said that he hopes Alex will continue to sing and perform; he lights up when he is on the stage. He told me that as soon as he walked out there, he wasn’t nervous anymore.  (I was nervous enough for him!!)

Unfortunately, after everything we told him to do and remember (have fun, sing to the audience, remember to bow & acknowledge your accompanist…) we forgot to tell him to go to the bathroom first!  He said when he was behind the curtain, waiting to go on stage, he had to pee so badly, he almost had to lie down!!  After the performance, he kept looking back at us and I didn’t know what was wrong.  Finally, he left his seat before the last performer, and came back to us in tears because he didn’t know what to do.  He thought he was going to throw up because he had to go so badly by then, but didn’t think he was allowed to leave!  D’Arcy took him out and he was relieved when he came back in!  😉  

We were accosted with given a brochure about a boys’ choir for ages 8+ that will be starting up in September when we were leaving.  They were encouraging him to join and he’s looking forward to it.  Auditions are in May.  Also, his voice teacher told him he did such a good job, she’s going to get him to perform it in church for everyone.  

Alex has always had to work harder than everyone else to do things because of his vision, so my heart fills with joy to see him find something that he excels at and watch him enjoy it so much.  

Any dream will do…


5 Responses to “Any Dream Will Do…”

  1. destinyfay Says:

    That is so awesome, I really believe that he has had a special talent that would give him confidence in himself and take focus off what he can’t always do. Yeah Alex!!!!

  2. LeeAnne Says:

    WOW! Way to go, Alex! Do you have video of his performances? I’d love to see it. I love the song “Any Dream Will Do” — would love to hear him sing it. I’m so excited for him, to have found something he excels at, and for you as a mom, to get to see him so happy and successful!

  3. Kate Says:

    Yay Alex! So, so cool. I wish I was brave enough to sing in front of a crowd… I can speak in public, no problem, but somehow singing scares the bejeezus out of me.

  4. […] Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The one he sang in the Music Festival in April.  Again, we were so proud!  This time we were able to record it with the […]

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