Here is a picture of the boys dressed up to usher tonight with their grandfather at the summer theatre where they both performed as littler guys. #1 Son was in four shows, beginning at age 9 with Peter Pan, followed by Evita, Smile and Camelot (in which he played Tom of Warwick, who is knighted by King Arthur at the end of the show–had me crying every time). #2 Son had a small part in Big River when he was 9, then at 11 had a very nice part as The Little Boy in Ragtime. He especially enjoyed the song in which Father took him to the baseball game; I especially loved the scene on the train platform when he and Mother meet Tateh and The Little Girl.
#1 Son is still acting; #2 Son has since become more interested in his clarinet than acting.
Yes, an actor and a musician. Boys, what are your back-up plans?