Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tale as old as time

This week we have been involved with Beauty and the Beast at church. We did two performances, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, and we loved every minute of it! The girls and I were villagers, and the picture above shows the girls during a story telling session with Belle. The rehearsal schedule was full on, but it is easy to forget the graft when the performances go as well as they did! There were a couple of comedy moments, got to happen really at some point!

My parents came to see the performance on Saturday and loved it. Several friends came too, which I really appreciated. Not everyone made it because of ill health, and also the weather was not kind to those who were travelling from further afield.

The story of Beauty and the Beast is most definitely a favourite in our house now. The girls love singing all the songs, in fact Sophie was gutted that she wasn't allowed to be in the Mob Song or the Gaston song (set in a tavern)! Alex was more concerned that she hadn't been chosen to be a teacup, but unfortunately we were on holiday when the auditions took place back in August. Alex also managed to fall head first off a chair whilst sat backstage this evening, and whacked her forehead nicely. She's got an impressive lump and bruise, bless her!

I love being part of the drama team at church, it is an amazing team to serve on and so rewarding when we get to the final shows. Both girls thoroughly enjoyed being involved this year, Sophie was in Scrooge last year but this was Alex's first year. Somehow I think we will be back next year, and we will make sure we are at the auditions so we get a look in for more of a part!

Time to sleep now, exhaustion was passed a few days ago, the enjoyment of it all has kept us going but now it is time to crash and sleep!

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