Marcus and Harry Potter Theatre Day

“So, anyway, about Harry Potter…”

When Marcus wants to veer the conversation, his go-to sequitur is “So, anyway…”

After we saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two) we discussed and dissected the show during the break, at dinner after the show, the next day while on a boat tour, at the airport, and back at home with Quinn.

This isn’t really a review, more a reflection of Marcus and my impressions and the day of theatre we experienced seeing

Marcus & the Loud Mouths Festival

 

 Marcus enjoys both watching theatre and participating.

It all began as a small child, when he would act out entire TV shows, movies, and ideas in a combination of pantomime and song. Now, as a young adult he pursues more public shows.

The Ollie Webb Center in Omaha has a program called The Art of Imagination. This is the third year of the “Loud Mouths” production put on by Jim Hoggatt.

*Ok – New Note* This post originally went live May 22 of 2014. I’m re-posting it today as #TBT because it’s a memory

Shrek: Truth and Tickets Giveaway

The Rose Performing Arts for Children and Families in Omaha Presents Shrek The Musical.

SHrek the Musical at The Rose

Shrek is a crowd favorite in the Sikora home. In fact, it was just featured prominently in the session Marcus and I just gave this weekend, “Storytelling as Advocacy.” We shared the key components to a good story in addition to how (and why) you can use these stories in advocacy efforts. It was pretty jam packed with information – but let me leave you with this.

Creating

Peter and The Starcatcher Giveaway for Theatre Thursday!

Marcus advised the First Graders in Toccoa, Ga, that to write stories you should:

“Practice your letters. Read Books. See Musicals. And Do what you want.”

theatre thursdayLately, since he’s been busy touring and speaking about Black Day: the Monster Rock Band, he hasn’t left much time for his own theater love. The thing is, all artists need to “refuel.” This is done with quiet, with self-care, and with other art. Marcus was disappointed to miss out on some of the shows that