by Douglas Byrne (Ocassional Actor)
A love for the theatrical, music, lyrics, and finding romance in the most seemingly mundane of experiences. Flights of fancy. The discovery of "camp" value.
And, of course, that musical that excites you in such a way that you feel you are someone else.
For me, it was West Side Story.
For lil'Jake, here, it's Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.
Adorable, isn't it?
I truly hope that the humor his family finds in it stays just that way, and doesn't cross over into shame, embarassment, or oppression. Because this is how a passion for musical theatre (often) starts.
Am I making a flat-out prediction for this kid's future? No. I'm just saying that... sometimes... this is how it starts. And if this is how it starts for lil'Jake, I simply hope that his family keeps their good humor about it.
Best of luck on your journey, kiddo!