Our weekend was dominated by the rehearsal and the recital. I had a few times of being a "stage mom" having to help her get into and out of costume and helping with props, etc.
Willow is actually very good at piano (although she suffers from practice-itis). She played three songs and was a bit nervous (she did the typical nervous thing--she played her songs a bit faster than normal).
The singing group sang two songs -- one of which was "Let it Go" from Frozen...Willow visibly rolled her eyes (she had wanted to sing a song from Tangled instead, but was over ruled by the younger kids). She definitely has a stage presence!
Then--intermission--where I rushed back to the frenzy of nervous and harried people trying to put on a show....Willow and her fellow group singers were putting on a scene from Annie--with props and costume changes and SCENERY!
It was a big deal...and I was there to help with a costume change...and help her get her wig on...because by default, really...she was Annie...they had to learn lines, singing, blocking, handle props, etc. in ten weekly sessions (with some kids not always being there, etc....) It was sloppy, Willow forgot one line (no one noticed) -- but, they pulled it off! It was very cute as they sang "Its A Hard Knock Life!" They did really well, she did very well! (Maybe I can get her to do theater yet!)
|Rehearsal the day before--getting costume on!|
|New dress for recital and for the piano part...she was a bit nervous...also, she hates her hair up...but it needed to be up, so we could quickly get her in the wig!|
|She looks so different...and kinda like my mom when she was younger...|
|The curtain opens! (I did not get many pictures, etc..cuz I was "helping")|