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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:09 PM

What is your most memorable childhood stage memory? We did a christmas pagent when I was in grade 7

or 8. Santa Clause was a woman named Miz Clause. I was one of the three helpers. We broke out into Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar" in the middle of the production. LOL! It was the 1970s.

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Reply What is your most memorable childhood stage memory? We did a christmas pagent when I was in grade 7 (Original post)
applegrove Jul 2014 OP
shenmue Jul 2014 #1
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2014 #2
applegrove Jul 2014 #4
hopemountain Jul 2014 #3
elleng Jul 2014 #5
rurallib Jul 2014 #6
surrealAmerican Jul 2014 #7
ballardgirl Jul 2014 #8
LiberalElite Jul 2014 #9
fizzgig Jul 2014 #10
OriginalGeek Jul 2014 #11
Marrah_G Jul 2014 #12
pinboy3niner Jul 2014 #13
csziggy Jul 2014 #14
orleans Jul 2014 #15
bluedigger Jul 2014 #16
Art_from_Ark Jul 2014 #17
Blue_In_AK Jul 2014 #18

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:10 PM

1. I played Snoopy in second grade

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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:40 PM

2. In third grade in about 1958 I had to sing solo in German before the school

It was a Christmas show on the U.S. Air Force base in Wiesbaden, West Germany where my dad was stationed and the base school's 3rd grade teacher ordered me to learn the words and melody of the German carol Ihr Kinderlein Kommet ("Oh Come Little Children". It didn't bother me at all at that age and I had fun; I was afraid of nothing when I was a little kid. My voice wasn't that bad, either. Unfortunately my voice changed a few years later and didn't have the same purity, range, or power and singing in front of people made me shy. The carol became one of my favs for Christmas ever since.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:45 PM

4. Pretty tune.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:40 PM

3. a mother's day celebration

our grandmother made my little sister and i (my sis was 3 and i was not quite 4) recite a poem on a stage at a park. it was terrifying to see all the people from up there. i doubt anyone could here us our voices were so tiny.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:00 PM

5. I'm a Tiger Lily,

and I can ROOOOAAAAARRR!!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:00 PM

6. Archangel Gabriel here from the 7th grade Catholic School

Christmas pageant.
My lines were something like this "You're knocked up, Mary. Here is a great story you can tell Joseph."

One and only time on stage

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:03 PM

7. Halloween play, sixth grade:

... as was usual for me I had a very small part, with just a few words of dialog. One of the other kids, who had a similar part was out sick the day of the play, so I did her part too. I had probably six whole words to say on stage - my personal record!

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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:03 PM

8. Tinkerbell

in Peter Pan, around the 6th grade.

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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:05 PM

9. I was a head of lettuce

in First Grade performance of Peter Rabbit

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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:16 PM

10. i had a solo in the monster mash in 7th or 8th grade choir

it was the only solo i ever had.

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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:48 PM

11. I was HArvey Johnson in 8th grade

Bye Bye Birdie. My last onstage role until being the Emcee of the Gong Show when I was a senior in High School.

I was in 7th and 8th grade choir but I couldn't really sing. They just let anyone in. But that came in handy for the Harvey Johnson part.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:54 PM

12. Heidi

My best friend played Heidi and I played Peter ( I was a bit of a tom boy)

I think I was 8 or 9

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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 12:22 AM

13. Whoa, does that take me back...




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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 12:25 AM

14. Walking in the Halloween Parade in a costume my Mom made

She covered a box with brown flannel, made a stuffed horse's head and neck on the front, pants of the same stuff for me. Then there was a little fake saddle and people legs hanging down, so it looked like my upper half was the rider on a brown horse.

Sort of like this but with the rider's legs hanging down:

http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/wearable/kids-costumes3.htm

From what I remember and what relatives have told me it was cute as hell - but Dad wasn't there with his camera so I have no pictures of it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 12:51 AM

15. i remember wanting to be on the stage--actually just wanting to perform

then, 7th grade i did a monologue i wrote for drama class.
i had a lot of them in tears, including the teacher--it was wonderful!

i knew then that i was not only a very good actor--i was also a very good writer.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 01:33 AM

16. I had a very small part in a college production when I was in Fifth or Sixth grade.

One of the college girls showed me how she could hide a pencil in her cleavage in the dressing room.

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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 09:21 PM

17. I played a Snidely Whiplash-type character in a Cub Scout play

My most memorable (and flubbed) line: "That warms the cookies of my heart"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 03:35 PM

18. I was supposed to recite a poem at our fourth grade Thanksgiving assembly.

I had it so memorized, but froze up on stage when I saw everyone out in the audience. I ran off the stage crying and felt awful and so embarrassed, but the sixth-grade boy I had a crush on at the time (Skeeter Perkins, bless you) was off stage and hugged me so I wouldn't feel so bad.

I've never gotten over my fear of speaking in public.

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