On Friday night, the Gunfighter family had a night out on the town, and went to see the musical phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. We went to one of our local high schools and saw their production of Disney's "High School Musical"!
You say you've never heard of it?
If that's so, you probably don't have young children between the ages of 6 and 16.
Anyway, "High School Musical" is an original Disney Channel production... a made for television movie about a budding romance between a basketball star student, and a star science/math student.
When I used the word phenomenon earlier, I wasn't exaggerating. This little movie has achieved big things, including being released all over the world, selling more DVD's than almost any other movie in the world in 2006, and has prompted one sequel which is currently filming, with another in the works. The movie has already prompted the sale of millions of copies of the soundtrack CD.
Anyway, I bought the tickets as soon as I heard about the production, because soccer girl loves this movie, and because Mrs. Gunfighter and I know all of the words to all of the songs (particularly "Status Quo" and "Getcha Head In The Game". After I got the tickets, I swore Mrs Gunfighter to secrecy, and we waited until Friday morning to tell her that we were going.
When SG found out about it, she was practically vibrating with excitement!
I have to tell you, the kids at the school were fantastic! They did a great job with the songs, dancing, and acting. I was particularly pleased for two of the boys, Brandon and TJ, who are members of our congregation and really, really nice kids.
The icing on the cake was when soccer girl got to get autographs from the cast, who we all lined up in the hallway. She was really excited since she knew the two kids from our church.
We all had a good time, and drove home singing songs from the show... and then listening to the soundtrack as soccer girl was put to bed... still excited, but all worn out.