Don’t put your (son or) daughter on the stage… but do watch Glee!

Jan 20 • Featured • 933 Views • 8 Comments on Don’t put your (son or) daughter on the stage… but do watch Glee!

My mum friends and I are already addicted to E4's Glee. Apart from the show's obvious (*cough*) attractions, the hilarious one-liners and the brilliant messages it sends out about tolerance and diversity, the musical numbers are outstanding.

I'm all in favour of kids expressing themselves through music and dance, working together and having fun. I was a bit surprised, though, when one of our friends told us that she's thinking of sending her son to stage school.

I know some kids can't help themselves, they just love performing and that's what they're born to do. But the harsh truth about showbiz is that not everyone can make it and they may need something to fall back on. Of course on the other hand, mainstream school isn't for everyone, so maybe if your kids have a dream you should encourage them to follow it and see how far they can get.

Anyway, back to Glee, and the 'who's cutest' debate (which recently caused quite a furore here) out of Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith.


And before you leap up and down I must stress that Cory may play a 16-year-old on the show but in real life he's actually 27.

So, side by side… what do you reckon?

written by Liz Jarvis


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8 Responses to Don’t put your (son or) daughter on the stage… but do watch Glee!

  1. Sarah says:

    Cory gets my vote (just don’t tell my husband…)

  2. Crystal Jigsaw says:

    I don’t really like either – I prefer the older man like Martin Shaw! As for the stage school, so long as the child has something solid to fall back on I think it could work. CJ xx

  3. beki says:

    I’ve not watched the show yet, really must especially as there seems to be so much eye candy ; ). I think i’m right in saying that it’s on after the 9 ‘0’ clock watershed, does this mean it’s not suitable for my 11 year old daughter as she’s asked me to record it. As for stage school, each to their own I guess although I don’t think i’d send any of my children. That said, you wouldn’t really know what you’d do untill you were faced with the situation. My OH has great dreams of my little man playing football, I on the other hand would support and encourage him if he wanted to be a ballet dancer. Beki xxx

  4. Emma - Me, The Man & The Baby says:

    CORY! CORY! CORY!! 😀

  5. amy says:

    I’ve not even watched it yet (oh the shame) i must get with the times xxx

  6. Heather (notesfromlapland) says:

    I’m not too sure, maybe I need to get them over here for a closer look…you know, for scientific purposes… the stage school thing is tough. I’m all for supporting dreams and yet the ‘something to fall back on’ argument is a strong one…

  7. A Modern Mother says:

    Cory. My daughters take theatre mainly to help them with confidence. It amazes me that they will get up in front of an audience of 200+ people and sing. When I was 8 there is NO WAY I would do such a thing.

  8. samantha says:

    My mum made sure me and my sisters danced, and sang on stage when we were kids – she was desperately shy as a child and vowed we’d never suffer the same pain. It gave us confidence in later life – we didn’t take it all that seriously, so no harm done and it kept us fit and busy during weekends and holidays


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