Tuesday, May 25, 2010

stage debut!


This past Saturday was Cedar Brook Academy's Mainstage Production.  This year was a One Act Festival. There were 4 stand alone scenes that made up the show.  The cast has been working on their characters and parts all school year.  Every Thursday that they have had class, they've run lines, worked on facial expressions, stage directions and fine tuning their performance.   Mrs. Abbott, their director is amazing in her ability to direct, encourage and bring to the surface these treasures that they all bring to the stage.  Saturday was their night to shine and they shone brilliantly! 
This was Maggie's first big production in a real theater with a serious (although comedic) production.  She was new to the group and not even sure she wanted to audition in the beginning.  Well, she couldn't have had more fun or stretched herself more than she did in this class.  She learned so much and made so many wonderful memories.
Her main role was a chatty girl on a blind date who had a penchant for talking with texting lingo.  lol!  It was hilarious IMHO.  As she rambled on during the night, her date was clueless as to what she was saying.  jk!  He insulted her by asking if it was appropriate to talk in letters (frowny face!) and she promised to get him blacklisted from all the social dating sites! 
 BTW,it's even funnier because Maggie doesn't even have a texting plan in real life!  She did a wonderful job nailing her character and timing her lines perfectly with such humor and expression.  And those earrings...wow!
All the cast and crew performed their roles wonderfully and with a packed house for both shows, they received thunderous applause.  After the show was over and the set was packed up, we headed to ihop to ring in the morning.  (whew!  this is when I wished she had her own driver's license) 
The cast party was yesterday and the programs were all signed and hugs were all given...now we settle into a calmer (although much less exciting) schedule.  Thanks to everyone who supported Maggie.  She was so blessed to have so many friends and family come to the show or offer their encouragement to her. 

18 comments:

Naturalearthfarm said...

Hi Lisa,
Our children, especially the oldest,have been involved extensively in theater. It is so much fun and they do get lots out of it. Doesn't it just make you feel in awe when watching your child on stage?
You daughter looks beautiful.
Warm wishes, Tonya

a friend to knit with said...

how AWESOME!
none of my children are into theater and i have always thought it is something libby should try. she can be a bit on the shy side and i thought this sort of thing may help.... such an excellent experience filled with moments and friends she will always remember!

Christina said...

It looks like your daughter had a ton of fun! : )

Green Acres in the City said...

Congrats! Looks like a lot of fun! Love the new layout!

From All Stitched Up said...

How wonderful. It's always great to see your child happy and doing well. It will be an experience she'll remember for a long time. Congratulations !

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

It's wonderful that your daughter has no fear in getting up in front of an audience and performing. I'm always amazed at the kids who are capable of doing this. When I was in high school, I would have rather dug a hole and hid than get on stage. Hats off to her and to you for being such a support.

And by the way, once they do start driving, you stay up waiting for them to come home anyway. So it's no sleep no matter how you look at it!

Anonymous said...

ohhh Maggie you looked so pretty!! I am sooo sorry i couldnt make it. =( but i had a reallyyy busy day. i cant wait to see the video of it! =D i'm sure you did amazing and you look absolutly beautiful!!! <3 love you!!!
Emily

larissa said...

oh, Maggie looks amazing! You are a wonderful mama for encouraging and supporting your kiddos so (and for driving, of course)! I was too shy for theater but i'm hoping my girlie will try it when she is older - so much fun!

Kristyn Knits said...

Yeah Maggie! Wish we could have been there to watch in awe as you performed (maybe next time). Lisa, she's probably glad she didn't have her license. You probably let her stay at ihopt way longer without it!

Gloria said...

What a fun activity! OMG!! You described it perfectly, made me wish I could have seen the production. I am sure it got many laughs...LOL!. Congrats to your daughter on her success (and to you, her mom)! :)

Stephanie said...

That looked like such a great performance. Wish I could have taken a seat and watched it, I love plays! What fun memories your daughter will take from this.

Firefly said...

Oh how much fun! Darling girl of yours!
Blessings,
G

Coach said...

Maggie I am soooo proud of you! Love Dad

Ruth said...

How wonderful to see them take something on, have fun and enjoy themselves while they do it.

Ruth

At Home Mommy Knits said...

How exciting to watch your daughter at the theater. It looks like a hilarious and rewarding experience. Good for her!

ali@skeinsherway said...

Yay!! You totally just brought me back to my high school days! I loved our One Act Plays competition!! I actually kind of miss it some days... :-)
I get to enjoy the drama in a home with 7 children instead!! :-)

Tracy said...

Hi, Lisa! We're just back from 2-week visit with family & friends in the US. Glad to stop by and catch up with you! So happy your daughter had a grand time with the production--looks such fun! It must feel amazing--seeing your sweet child, all grown up and on stage performing... wow... Happy Memorial weekend to you all. :o) ((HUGS))

The WoodLand School said...

Hooray for Maggie! What an exciting opportunity for her!