After rehearsing since August,
4 performances since Thursday,
and LOADS of makeup,
|Carisa doing a tailgate makeup job after|
school and before rehearsal.
|Carisa did her best to make Ellie’s face|
“pop” as a Water Snake in the Dark
Sea Creature chorus.
|Then Ellie sent us this picture from|
rehearsal. Carisa had a similar reaction.
|Backseat makeup job after school since it|
was too chilly for the tailgate.
The Little Mermaid Jr. is officially over and out.
I’m not sure why I’m exhausted.
I didn’t step a foot onstage.
It was fantastic.
It just never ceases to amaze me what 11-14 year-olds are
not only willing to do but so very capable of doing.
The casting was spot. on.
|Look at these cute ceramic dishes from Pick Your Plum. They came in|
the day before, just in time for hosting company.
|Robyn scared me, when I finally noticed her staring |
at me from our addition in progress.
|Julie did not scare me.|
|Sweet girls. Nice face, McDaniel.|
A few weeks before opening night, I showed up to buy all the tickets for the shows that we were going to need BEFORE the doors officially opened.
I was probably the 172nd person in line.
So all that was left were seats in the balcony.
Which were just fine.
I located our family ad in the program.
|We went with Brian’s ad idea. And we got our actual |
names mentioned. But I got chastised for not
including art work. So close and yet so far.
Carisa bragged just a teence that no one was sitting in front of her.
Until the guy with the BABY
and the tall spiky HAIR plopped down.
We all got a kick out of that.
Julie got a picture.
|The baby was so good the entire show.|
Amazingly, TWO people I know had not seen Little Mermaid before.
(Beth and Julie).
Beth brought her neighbor with twin 5-year-old girls.
I think they filled her in somewhat.
Julie was on the edge of her seat.
|That’s me in the background, being amused at Julie|
NOT knowing that King Triton was going to destroy
all of Ariel’s human treasures.
I had trouble figuring out where Ellie was on stage. Not only did she have on striped make up, but a costume that included a hood.
I thought I had her located. And watched her intently.
After the show, Ellie told me she was
on the other side of the stage.
|That’s Water Snake Ellie with the orange and white|
vertical stripes. The one by the sting ray and Jail Fish.
Ellie got to perform smack dab in the center
of a platform during a few numbers.
|She got to use her arms.|
She gave a very dramatic Water Snake performance.
One that my parents didn’t want to miss.
Or Monte’s mom.
|The girls call her Gommie.|
|Ellie with her friend Paula who was a Sting Ray.|
|Ellie wearing Paula’s glasses. Such a hipster water snake.|
Now, on to Halloween!