Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Talent Show

Look, there's a girl wearing a shaved-head wig, pretending to be Britney Spears. And there's a kid with a guitar, singing a convoluted and sensitive song no one wants to hear. And there's a young woman singing the theme song to Titanic, and what a shame she can't hit those high notes.

In Wilton, Connecticut, a group of kids wrote a serious play about the Iraq war, and the principal has pulled the plug, saying it's too controversial.

Bonnie Dickinson, who has been teaching theater at the school for 13 years, said, “If I had just done ‘Grease,’ this would not be happening.”

That's certainly true. Doubtless the kids involved in the production have learned that and more.
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