Friday, March 20, 2009

We had a "Wicked" night ! !

We went as a family to see the musical Wicked last night. It was wonderful. The memories that will stay with me will be; Elphaba's voice. It was incredible even better than the CD. Watching my girls enjoy it. Having Kait saying "That was amazing!" when it was over. Willow and Cassidy grabbing hands at the beginning of "For Good". It is their song. Being surrounded by friends. Watching Maddie talking and laughing with her friends. Last of all, Hannah praying last night, "Thank you that we got to go to Wicked and I got to meet the cast." Yes, Hannah did say "cast". She has been around theater enough to know the proper terms. :) 
It was the perfect ending of a great night.

As Hannah said, we did wait outside the stage door to get autographs and pictures. Here are a few.

This Richard H. Blake, he played Fiyero. 
He may look familiar, he was Warner in "Legally Blonde".  

Glinda and Fiyero signing the girl's programs.

Boq and Cassie's head

The girls minus one, with Donna Vivino (Elphaba). She was incredible. 

It was an awesome night! What made it even better was that Brent came also. Little did he know, when we married, that he would by choice go a musical with a family of all girls. Willow (Cassie's friend) was with us, so our van was full of singing, giggling, excited girls. He was smiling the whole way there and home. He is such a good sport and a wonderful Dad. 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"All the world is a stage . . ."

Sorry I haven't updated in so long, as you can see, we have been very busy.

We started the school year with Cassidy being cast in the advanced theater, student written plays, for her high school. 

She played a pro-life school girl. (She is pictured with her best friend Courtney)

And, once a again, as the maid.  She always seems to be a maid. Typecasting?

Meanwhile, Maddie was cast in her middle school musical, Cinderella, as one of the wicked step sisters.

This is before. I used "rag rollers" strips of cotton material that I used as curlers.

After. This is even before I teased her hair out. As soon as I get more pictures I will put them on the blog. She was beautiful! In an ugly step-sister type of way.

Cassidy performed her plays February 19-21st. I had a week break. HA, HA, HA. 
Then Maddie performed her play. (March 5th-7th)

The plays were done, now I could rest, SO I THOUGHT! Cassidy tried out and was just cast in her high school children's theater play, Ramona Quimby. She is playing Susan, the perfect girl that torments Ramona. (the one with the curls, I guess I get to use the rag rollers again.) 

We are rejoicing because it is not a maid. :)

I love that my daughters are having an opportunity to share their talents. Some families do sports, we do theater and watching my girls on stage is like watching them in the play-offs. I am so proud and I want to stand up and cheer! ! I love being a mother.