Saturday, February 28, 2009

Teacher talent show

I missed the Friday portion of JuggleFest this year because it conflicted with our elementary school's Teacher Talent Show.

It was an easy choice. The teachers put a lot of effort into the show and it's a hoot. It's unique among talent shows that I've seen, in that there's almost no attempt to show any sort of talent.

I mean that in the best possible way: what the teachers try to do is do some funny skits and entertain their school, and they do it grandly.

Nonetheless, some talent slips out. The art teacher crafted a wonderful bird's head costume. One of the teachers from the Vietnamese program played the theme from Beauty and the Beast on a keyboard; it was sappy and magnificent.

But it's the ones who look uncomfortable up there in silly costumes, and who do it anyway, that get me every time.

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