Last night was opening night for Lucas's second school musical, The Music Man! We all went to see him in the play, including Mim and Bob.
This was a huge production, making us question the sanity of Miss Kate, the drama teacher. I wonder when she ever goes home. I know for sure my junior high never did things like this. (I've included more costume shots this time for the sake of my aunt Denise, who does the costumes for her local high school shows.)
(I got off easy, as I only had to sew two vests. This was fortunate, as I didn't have a lot of time to sew and my skills are pretty limited. For instance, this was my first time using piping and sewing a fully-lined garment.)
This is the closest shot I got to having the whole cast on stage. There are about 120 kids in the show!
Whenever the "teenies" were on stage, they got a huge audience reaction. They are kids 9 - 11 (I think) who have older siblings in the cast, and they are adorable!
Of course I loved the library, and I loved these costumes. Drop-waist dresses, big sashes, big hair bows, and colorful tights.
The Pick-a-Little ladies' costumes were out of control. (And they had several changes!)
The hats killed me. This show especially made me glad that I had a boy in the cast! Those moms of girls must have been sewing for weeks.
If someone had told me six months ago that Lucas would be doing partner dances, I don't think I would have believed it — and now he has jazz and tap shoes!
The barbershop quartet stole the show! They were so funny, and so much better at doing the 4-part harmony than I ever thought junior high boys could be. They got huge applause at the curtain call.
After the show, the entire cast lines up against the lockers so that people can come talk to them. (With this huge cast, the line went all the way to the exit!) I think that big smile says it all. I remember the excitement of being a part of something big, and I am so happy that Lucas is getting to experience that.