Oklahoma State One Act Play Championship

_DSC0152Last Thursday Logan got on a bus with about four dozen other kids and a few adults and headed to the Oklahoma City suburb of Mustang. The kids were competing for the State Championship One Act Play Competition.


The young men and women were amazing when the U-Haul with props showed up including the very important tree. They just jumped in there and unloaded everything like they knew what they were doing.


Then it was time to check out the stage and do a fast run through to get a feel for the size of the stage. The lighting, sound, and spotlight crew got familiar with everything also.


And then it was one of those moments. A Christian school working in a public school. The Director of the play offered up a prayer for the event.

UntitledThe next morning it was time to put on the costumes and makeup (see this page) at the hotel. Heather did it for Logan.


And here we are, Logan playing Baloo the Bear in Just So, Mr. Kipling by Lisa Nanni-Messegee.

Just So Mr. Kipling

Sorry my pics are not very good. I am in the process of getting permission from one of the Mom’s who took great photos of the performance and I’ll add them if and when that happens.

And then the performance started. All the young men and women did great. Their hard work had really paid off.

 Just So Mr. Kipling

They give you 45 minutes to complete the performance. We finished in 44 minutes and 56 seconds. So they didn’t waste anything.

Just So Mr. Kipling

I am strange, I love watching the chaos that ensues when a group of people decide to get a group picture. I love how everybody kind of sorts themelves out.

There were eight other schools performing that day and Logan’s school took second place. I watched about half of the other performances by the other schools and I was quite impressed. I hear garbage every now and then about how today’s kids don’t know how to work and don’t care. I’ll tell you that last Friday there were lots of kids from nine schools who know how to work and care a lot.

Just So Mr. Kipling

Okay, they finally go their act together. A fine group of people these are. There were about fifty involved. Not just the actors and actresses but the stage managers and assistants, stage hands, makeup buffaloes, sound guy, lights girl, spotlight girls, and all sorts of others. All working together.

Just So Mr. Kipling

Hey we got to get a senior picture. Yeah!

Just So Mr. Kipling

For the parents its the face of their happy child that makes them tear up.

Well done guys and gals!

4 thoughts on “Oklahoma State One Act Play Championship

  1. sylviakirk

    Oh, thank you SO much for sharing this, Alan!! Logan looks terrific and I do wish I could have been there!! It’s events like this that make all the effort SO worthwhile!!! You made my evening!! Thanks again!! Give Logan a hug for me!

  2. Driller's Place

    Really great looking group of kids and I am so glad that their hard work was rewarded with second place. Yes, nothing makes a parent happier than seeing their children enjoying life. You have every reason to be proud of your son.

  3. EG CameraGirl

    Fantastic post, Alan! Congrats on being 2nd!! Yes, there are tons of kids who do not deserve the criticism that adults accuse them of. But I bet most of those kids have parents who really care. Sadly, I think that’s not true for a lot of kids because the parents are themselves are living in selfish worlds of their own. Kudos to you for being a super parent!

  4. Gaelyn

    Nice to see these kids working so hard and having fun at the same time. Plus it’s really nice to know that some young people are interested in the arts.

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