Charlie & Alex Become Theater Stars 2016

The Night Of The Violin

We Have Stars In Our Family....

Thirty years has past since Paul lived in La Mirada and when he did, the theater was a "theater"... The last time Paul saw a movie in the theater was in 1968 just before Jeanette was born... The movie you ask... He will never tell!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
It was a movie theater in the early 1970's

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
...and years later...

Children's Christmas Play requires courage and we stopped for some liquid courage before the play!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
We stopped by Mr. V's to get some courage before the Christmas Play..

We Now Have Courage... To The Play!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
"Rudolph... Watch out for the two cute boys with the plaid shirts!"

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
"Welcome all... Please no cameras because with 100 children and 200 parents
all we would get to see would be flashes going off! Thank you!"

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play   Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Paul followed Michele's lead.... We were both good tonight!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Amy get's her smile going because there is going to be a lot of smiling tonight!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Attention... The Play begins.... We did however hear the coach
talking to Charlie and Alex.... Listen carefully

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
After the play we got to meet the stars of the show!
Charlie and Alex had their own build-in audience and cheering section!
L-R: Joe, Amy, Michele, Diane, SUE, Tony, Carri + The Biys

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Natural Hams...

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
That's one for the scrapbook!

Did You Know? - The idiom, "ham it up" (especially for actors) means when people ham it up they deliberately exaggerate their emotions or movements.

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Joe... What did you think about the violin segment?"

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
A message from Joe before the play... What could it mean?

Did You Know?

  • The modern violin has been around for roughly 500 years. It was said to have been designed in the 1500's by Andrea Amati.
  • Playing the violin burns approximately 170 calories per hour. Forget about your workout and start practicing harder!
  • Violins are typically comprised of spruce or maple wood.
  • Violins are very complex. Over 70 different pieces of wood are put together to form the modern violin.
  • The word violin comes from the Medieval Latin word vitula, meaning stringed instrument;
  • The world record in cycling backwards playing a violin is 60.45 kilometres in 5 hours 8 seconds.
  • The most expensive violin in the world was made by Giuseppe Guarneri in 1741. This extravagant violin was appraised with a value of $18 million.
  • Violin bows typically contain 150 to 200 hairs. They can be made up of a variety of materials including nylon and horse hair.
  • Violin strings were first made of sheep gut (commonly known as catgut), which was stretched, dried, and twisted. Other materials violin strings have been made out of include: solid steel, stranded steel, or various synthetic materials, wound with various metals, and sometimes plated with silver.

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
"I'm just hanging around..."

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
The missing violin was found

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Joe decided to take up the "portable violin"...
He promised not to play it this evening... We dodged a bullet!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
"Ham? What do you mean ham?"

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play
Wonderful parents indeed!

Charlie and Alex at the Childrens Christian Christmas Play