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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nothing About Razors. This One's About The Little Shaver Himself!

I do not talk about personal things very much in this blog.  But as a proud father of a committed 12 year old professional ballet dancer, I hope you will excuse the diversion from razors and strops.

Lucas started ballet classes about 4 years ago.  He kept at it like a dog with a bone, practicing multiple times each week.  Sometimes it was under protest (as kids will do from time to time), but always he got it done.  Three years ago he was selected by the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia, to play the key youth role of "Fritz" - the ill-tempered, toy-throwing, nutcracker-cracking brother in George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker," a role he repeated the following year in Philadelphia and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and again, this year.  Every year, this petulant, pint-sized powerhouse brings humor and style to this role.  This year's review in the Philadelphia Enquirer raves: "Lucas Tischler, as (Marie's) suitably bratty younger brother, was hilarious, if less precocious than last year."  Despite the fact that he is playing the same role for three years running, he always manages to change it up and make it special. And folks, I've read a lot of ballet reviews - you just don't see the word "hilarious" and "ballet" related too often.  I am very proud of my "little shaver."

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, John, your pride in Lucas is well justified. May he continue to excel at something he loves to do.