I can think of several moments that fit this line from "Spring Awakening" (2009's summer obsession) as long as you're willing to be liberal in the interpretation.
• Seeing Jill sing.
• Peace Day.
• The red overcoat.
• The 21-week ultrasound.
• The nurse saying, "You're having a boy ... and a girl."
• My baby, blue and gasping for air.
• Moving to the D.C. area.
• "Who Let the Frogs Out..."
That last one, in many ways, is why we're in this position today. It's hard to believe it was just three (very long) years ago. But it was June 2006 when Ben and Emma performed the song as part of their jazz class in Metropolitan's production of "The Little Mermaid."
Simply put, Ben stole the number and show — a lengthy extravaganza that showcased MFAC's growing student body — not once, but twice over the weekend. It was when we saw he was at home, literally, on the stage.
A year and a half later, people still mentioned that night to us at random moments, with almost an "I was there..." aura about it. By this time, Ben had auditioned for and signed with an agent.
Quickly, he learned rejection, how you could get so tantalizingly close to something big and then be turned down because you weren't the right height, weight, or hair color. But by the fall of 2007, he was cast as Tiny Tim in Ford's Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol," and life had changed forever...