Sunday, February 12, 2012

the show must go on!


Well we've got the first 3 performances under our belt.  When they say it takes a village to raise a child...let's just say it takes a big city to put on a children's musical production. 

 




These kids have been in countless performances.  They've had to learn tons of lines.  Remember cues.  Sing on key.  Sit for uncomfortable make-up and hair sessions.






They are professionals through and through. 


This is the director...Jennifer Hicks.  I'm in awe that she and the other leaders were able to pull something this big together.  It blows my mind really.



I have a little confession to make.  I really don't like musicals.  I think they are a tad corny.  I mean breaking out in song mid-sentence.  Just spit it out already.  Do we really need a song?? 




But this was GOOD!  The songs made sense.  The scenes kept me interested.  They harmonized and sounded amazing!!!!  I am beyond impressed.



These are just kids, but they made me forget they were kids.  Can you find Big Chick??  Hint she's on the floor in the middle. 

 




And the best part...they pray before the shows.  They leave scriptures for the kids in a special place.  It's encouraging and uplifting.  It's for His glory...not their own. 






There isn't a sense of self importance and competition.  They seem to really love each other.  It's like a big family.




The beautiful and talented Lindy...aka Mulan! 


One amazingly gifted kid...Mushu...wow!



We had a little surprise on Saturday.  It started spitting snow.  I've never seen such a flurry of excitement.  The kids had their noses pressed against the windows, heads bowed in prayer that it would stick.  TOO FUNNY!  It didn't stick by the way;)  So glad.  I really don't miss it at all!






Really the icing on the cake has been the sense of community.  We are officially involved in something.  A good something!  The time zap has totally paid off.  We have made some wonderful new friends and memories that we will never forget.  Does it get any better than that?  Now it's off to do 2 more performances today.  Wish us luck...or break a leg or whatever it is they say...the show must go on;)



Have a blessed day.

408.  adults who invest in children
409.  giving a labor of love
410.  learning to french braid
411.  seeing my child live out a dream!
412.  the sound of children singing

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