Thursday, March 12, 2009

Peanuts, a blanket and yellow feathers

I've been MIB - missing in blogging - because I've been in rehearsals this week. I'm not performing though. I'm doing makeup, plan to bake goodies for the intermission sale, helped with publicity and program ad sales and kept track of a certain blue blanket.

All three of my kids are in a local production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. One is Charlie Brown. The other is Linus. Fortunately, nearly all of Charles Schultz characters looked the same so hopefully having identical twins in those parts won't throw the audience off.

My nearly 5-year-old daughter is making her theatrical debut as Woodstock. The first two weeks of rehearsals were sheer hell with her. After begging to audition and clearly having fun during it, she was miserable as the cast sat in chairs to learn the songs.

Then the third week the director told everyone to finally get on the stage. My daughter ran onto the stage and turned around wide-eyed looking around the small auditorium with a thrill I hadn't seen.

Then she smiled and gave me a thumbs up.

She's there to stay.


Goofball said...


when's the performance gonna be?

Brillig said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome opportunity for them! That would have been my DREAM COME TRUE as a kid. You are the coolest mom ever. I hope they all break a leg!

Ambassador said...

Ah, a Star is no longer bored...

Now I have "A Book Report on Peter Rabbit" stuck in my heads. Yikes!

I cannot imagine how much focused energy that is from one family up there on the stage - it's the new Barrymores!

Congrats - wish I could be there for the show! Hugs, K