I don't have video yet, but I do have photos of Christian and James's recent stage appearances. First is James as Banquo's son Fleance in Verdi's Macbeth, performed by the Taconic Opera company. This was a very classy production: the sets and costumes were fantastic, and the chorus was at its best. The soloists all were terrific, especially Lady Macbeth. James nailed his 8-bar solo every time and makes just about the best-looking medieval page ever.
The Haldane School's performances of Tim Kelly's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" were this weekend. It was hard to believe that this was a high school production. Charlotte Palmer-Lane, who has done costume design for many BBC productions and who did this past season's costumes for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, was an absolute wizard. All the kids looked splendid.
The set was great, too: the perfect backdrop to a zany Western farce. Martha Mechalakos's direction was superb, and her husband Jim playing a genius ad-lib piano soundtrack was a deft professional touch. I was so proud of Christian (who played the romantic lead, Jack "Toulouse" Goodheart) and all his friends; they were hilarious.
I'll throw in a bonus for you all: Patrick performed the ring ceremony for the daughter of some friends recently. What a stunning, tasteful reception, and the photography, done by Sheena Jibson, is gorgeous.
There you have them: my handsome, talented menfolk. I'm a lucky gal indeed.