Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Results Are In

A letter came in the mail yesterday.  The long awaited letter from the Summer Theatre.  The letter that would determine if my sweet girl would be spending her summer on the stage.  Drum Roll.........she didn't get the part in either play.  Disappointing, isn't it?  She was so hopeful, but I feel for her.  Regardless, of the outcome I am glad that she tried out and pursued every avenue to get on stage.  Now we will have to see if we can work concessions. 

What is wrong with everyone's backs these days?  My friend in Seattle is having a terrible time with her back, a friend in our church has been laid up for a few weeks with her back. I heard that she might be admitted to the hospital today.  And then there is my husband.  Two weeks ago, Todd sat down and somehow treaked his back and he hasn't been able to sit down since.  He can stand and he can lay down on his stomach but that is all.  He is not looking forward to our pastor's retreat on Monday and Tuesday where he will be expected to sit through all sorts of meetings.  He has been to the chiropractor who examined him and told Todd that his condition is muscular and not skeletal.  Todd has been taking a  lot of walks lately trying to work out the muscles, but nothing is helping.  Time for Doans I think.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Waiting Game

Now that the auditions are over, we have to sit back and wait.  We will know in two weeks if she got a part in either play.  The audition last night was nerve whacking - a totally different  feel than the children's auditions.  You could tell that these people make theatre their life and have been in these plays for years.  I happen to know that one gentleman who was there has played the same role for over a decade.  Regardless, Bonnie went in there, sang her song, and read some lines.  We both breathed a sigh of relief when it was over.  Now we wait.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bonnie's Audition Song for Annie Get Your Gun - Doing What Comes Naturally

We Haven't Given Up Yet

Well, Bonnie is still auditioning for parts in this year's Summer Theatre. 
Last night, she auditioned for Annie Get Your Gun.  She is hoping to the get the part of Annie Oakley's younger sister.  Bonnie had to sing and read lines.  She made it all the way through the audition and will find out if she got the part in a week or two.  She is also auditioning for a nun part in the Sound of Music later tonight.  Whether or not she gets a part, I am proud of her tenacity and persistence to keep on trying.

You Go Girl!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mom's Brag Book

Did you ever have a Brag Book?  You know, one of those books that you keep everyone's school pictures in?  I used to have one.  My grandmother gave it too me and I still have pictures from my kindergarten classmates in it.  If I could find that book, I would like to add one more picture to it. 

Isn't she beautiful?  Bonnie had to have a picture for her auditions so I grabbed the camera and shot this one Friday night.  She is becoming a beautiful young lady inside and out.  I am so excited to see her grow and can't wait to see what she does in life.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ken Davis - Unruly Kids in the Car

Had to follow up the Sunday morning skit with this one! Priceless! By the way, my husband and I heard this sketch when we went to Ken Davis' comedy tour a few weeks ago. As he was telling this story, my husband leaned over and said, "that's what brakes are for." lol

Ken Davis - Sunday Morning

This is so true...why is it on Sunday morning, everyone has to start fighting? Do you every walk into church with a terrible attitude because of how the kids behaved trying to get them ready for church and the horrific ride there? If so, this is for you.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


It is that time again to audition for Leavenworth's Summer Theatre - Sound of Music.

 Bonnie and her friend, Alyssa, tried out for the part of Louisa. 

Neither girl got the part, but had fun trying out.  At the tryouts, the kids have to sing the song, "So Long Farewell."  They start off singing the song all together, then the kids are broken up into the parts they are trying out for, taken up on the stage, and sing the one line that each Von Trapp child sings.  The girls had to sing the line..."I flit, I float, I fleetly flee I fly."  I thought Bonnie did a great job.  She was loud, clear, and articulate.  One of the factors that the producers have to figure in, however, is not only can the kids sing but also how they will fit into the family.  The producers want to create a stair step effect with the children so that when they line up the oldest is the tallest and the youngest is the smallest child.

 Bonnie is now 5 feet 4 inches (Alyssa is 5 feet 8 inches) and was taller than the boys that were auditioning for Freidrich.  Although she probably could do the part, she may not have matched well with the boys that are trying out.  Regardless, the girls had a lot of fun and aren't discouraged.  It probably helps that both girls have parts in the high school play, "Once Upon a Mattress."

They decided that they want to try out for Liesl and if they can't get that part, they will try to get a nun part.  No matter what, they want to get in the cast.  If that doesn't work, we will try to get a job volunteering to work the concession stands or parking lot crew.