it was another long weekend in the theatre with a dance recital load in and rehearsal on thursday, a graduation load in followed by a dance recital performance on friday, an early morning graduation followed by another dance recital rehearsal on saturday, and a dance recital performance on sunday.
wow! i'm sure happy that the theatre is quite for the next week i don't have to be there to work any shows for several days!!! looking forward to a much-needed break!
this past weekend, we had a show in the theatre on saturday called "take me home, colleen." it was different from our normal lineup since it was a folk-ballad irish-history play which recounted the time of the potato famine in ireland in the 1800s.
the show incorporated old photos from the 1800s along with present-day video of ireland, and it was a fund-raiser for the families of two police officers from our area who were killed in the line of duty. it was interesting to meet the performers from ireland, and the person who wrote the production.
this weekend we're on to the next set of shows:
two different dance recitals and a local college's graduation.
the weather on sunday for mother's day was so incredibly cold, dreary, and rainy. since we couldn't do any outdoor activities, we decided to take a little train ride around part of the area where we live. it was a lot of fun and felt like we were stepping back in time. it was a great activity for a rainy day too!
anyone who knows ryan knows that he loves to play with theatre lights. for mother's day, ryan did a little light design in our living room / dining room for lunch. everyone liked it, including leko. theatre lights have to be the world's best cat toy!
leko loves to be involved in anything that included boxes, tissue paper, and wrapping paper. when we were wrapping our gifts for mother's day, it took a long time until we could get the box back from him in order to wrap it. he kept sitting in the box, attacking the tissue paper, and "stapling" the cardboard with his teeth!
when it came time for our mamas to unwrap their gifts, leko was there to help again and to lay claim to the wrapping paper.
our families got together yesterday at our house for lunch to celebrate our mamas on mother's day. we made a thai-inspired lunch with strawberry shortcake for dessert. it was nice to get together with everyone on mother's day. we're so grateful for our mamas, not just on mother's day but year round, and for all that they do for us!
this past week of working on cinderella made everyone quite punchy. a few of the dancers and dancer moms were complaining that one of the stage hands was "mean" because he was asking them to get out of the way while moving a large piece of scenery. they complained that they got their feelings hurt (insert eye roll here) so he picked up a coloring book and crayons on his lunch break when he went to texas road house. when he returned from break, he taped the coloring book and crayons to the dimmer rack along with a sign that said "emotional support station." he said if anyone else complained about getting their feelings hurt he was going to send them over there to color to make them feel better. i got a good laugh out of that and couldn't resist snapping a picture.
here's my p.s.a. for the day: get the heck out of the way if stage hands are moving heavy scenery. we have jobs to do and cues to hit in very little time. we can't be worried about running your body over!