Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I've Been Invited to the Oscars

E acted in her second play for the grade school drama club last week. They put on a slightly condensed version of The Wizard of OZ. I was very impressed with the whole production. Everything from the stage set and costumes to the individual performances was spectacular. It was easy to tell that the drama club had been working very hard at practices, which, by the way, were held at 6:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a full hour and forty-five minutes before school starts. The drama coaches were very strict when it came to attendance. If you missed more than two practices, your part went to someone else. These kids, about 30 in total, had to be extremely dedicated.
E took on 3 different parts. First she was the person who introduced the play and gave a little history on the original Wizard of OZ. Next she was the lead Lullaby League girl, singing and dancing and handing a flower to Dorothy. Last she was the lead Monkey, Nicko, who, along with another monkey, kidnaps Dorothy and drags her to the castle. As Nicko she was also the one who accidentally lets Toto escape from the basket. She was a perfect monkey, swaying back and forth like they do in the movie.
The main character parts went to the 7TH and 8TH graders, who all did an amazing job singing and remembering their lines.




After the show I asked if I could be her date when she is nominated for an Oscar, and subsequent winning, she said yes! Hus is the one who has been getting up early and actually taking her to her practices, so he probably should be her date, but he doesn't care about stuff like that. Heh heh, lucky me! I did sit in my car for over an hour during the after show cast party. I didn't mind and spent the time reading then watching part of a movie.
Notice I didn't say I was invited to The Tonys. I have to, perhaps embarrassingly, admit I am not a huge Broadway fan. There, I said it.

14 comments:

Constance 12 said...

OMG, this is the cutest thing ever. I cannot wait to get to do stuff like this. Is E into drama? How fun will that be??!! Can we help dress you when you go to the Oscars?

Family Adventure said...

I will be looking for you on the red carpet in...what...10 years??

Good for E doing this - it is such a confidence builder!

Heidi

Anne said...

What a talent. Good for E! I used to work at a Summer Theatre (receptionist) and everyone loved what they did (er maybe except me) ..but that was the best thing about working there. Nice pics!

alissasanderson said...

Can I get an autograph? :-)

WillThink4Wine said...

How adorable. My sisters and I use to act out The Wizard of Oz in the middle of our street when we were very young. I was always Glinda, the Good Witch! I should blog about that some time....

Kate The Great said...

Yeah E! Tha is so great that she had 3 parts too... If Samantha and I lived near you we would have come to see her...

Stephanie said...

Wow, you should be very proud of E with the commitment she made and all her hard work. The pictures are great and what a wonderful experience for her, and you too!!

alison said...

Very cute. And talented. I don't know if I could play three parts in one play. Have fun at the Oscars.

MereCat said...

I am so impressed with E! I loved doing plays as a kid so long as I didn't have any speaking parts (!?!) I was terrified of speaking. I still am.

surcie said...

Oh, you're going to love Broadway when she's starring on it!

Gina said...

That is awesome, go E!

Lainey-Paney said...

How GREAT!

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Karen MEG said...

Wow, what a talent! She is sweet, and brave!! Three parts - awesome.
I remember for my 7th grade play "A Christmas carol". I so wanted to be the narrator (did NOT think I could act). But I got the part of the boy at the end who got the money from Scrooge. Yeah, the one liner! But come performance day, I became the emergency understudy for "boy Scrooge" for Christmas past. Which was hilarious, because a) I am ASIAN and Scrooge was not and b) I was almost a head taller than the boy who played Scrooge. Unintended chuckles were garnered!!