Saturday, February 20, 2010

Community Theatre

Tonight I went to The Midvale Performing Arts Center to see the Pinnacle Acting Company's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. I had heard it was funny and I was not disappointed. It was hilarious!! Although one of the funniest things about tonight, actually had nothing to do with the play. I had to go to the restroom a few minutes before the play started so I went up and asked someone at the door where the restrooms were located. Now remember, I was at the Midvale Performing Arts Center, which is really just a small theatre located in the city hall in downtown Midvale. Anyways, the person replied, "Downstairs and to your right. They're located right after the teen pregnancy brochures." Ha!! I love community theatre.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Tonight I went to see the movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It's based off of the book, The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. I'm currently reading this book with my 7th grade students. I also read it with my students last year - to read a little about that, click HERE. Anyway, both years my students have LOVED reading the book and learning more about Greek Mythology. We've been so excited to see the movie. It's all we've been talking about this week in class. I surveyed my students, asking them if they planned on seeing the movie, and about 80% said they planned on seeing it.

I love the book, and really enjoyed the movie, even though they are SO different. I'm way excited to see what my students have to say about the movie, although I know I'm going to hear A LOT about how the movie "got it wrong." They've already mentioned a few things they noticed from the movie trailer. Anyways, I strongly recommend reading the book and recommend seeing the movie - although if you were only going to choose one, go for the book (of course, a reading teacher would say that, right?)