Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Lullaby League

Our school took on the ambitious task of performing "The Wizard of Oz" for this year's musical.  It was a Middle/High play but of course a lot of little ones were needed to play the Munchkin parts.  The lovely music teacher/director recruited our three biggest ones for the "Lullaby League" trio.  Since we don't have them in dance or gymnastics of any sort, this was really a blessed opportunity for them.   As well as a chance to wear make-up and frilly costumes. 

All of the girl Munchkins--there were another twenty or so boys!

We had been practicing since January so they were ready for opening night.    It was tough to wait for their scene "backstage" but they came up with things to do.  I was again grateful for our school's focus when a teacher came in to pray with the cast before the show and reminded all to perform for the glory of God.

I was nervous for them to actually appear on stage but they came out with confidence and partcipated well in the group choregraphy as well as their trio song/dance.  There was a *little* tussle for time in front of the microphone, but what can you expect from sisters. 
The performances were Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. (Did I mention we were in our last weekend of moving those particular days?).  We were all beyond ready to be done with that yellow brick road by Saturday night.  I thought ahead and packed nightgowns for them and they scrambled out of their pink tutus after their final scene as quickly as possible.

And then like the little girls they are, they celebrated with a quick spin through the playground before we went home to celebrate with ice cream.  Bravo, Ward Girls!  You really made us proud.

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