We’re getting ready for a show this week. And it’s a new one. Which means that as we work through the script and blocking and music, we tend to get a little goofy, which lets off steam and makes rehearsal a lot more fun. Last night was no exception. I think Michael (Miss Allison’s husband) started it. He usually does. He printed labels and started putting them on foreheads, and then everyone started chiming in. So here you go:
These are the Pirates, officially known as Walks-the-Plank, Swabs-the-Deck and Hoists-the-Sails. Otherwise known as Michael and Allison’s boys, Zy and Nathaniel and their goddaughter, Ashlyn Dunn (now you can understand the inspiration for the Dunnce title).
Next, here’s Stacey and Michael, who usually have everyone in stitches, occasionally requiring the pull-back-into-focus-evil-eye from the Director, Allison. (Someone’s got to do it!)
Here’s Allison (who wanted to be labeled “Genius” – do we really need to label her what we already know she is?) and normally easy going Chadd (two d’s, please), who leapt up from the piano and declared, “I want to be Nimrod!” Haven’t exactly figured out what that fantasy is all about…
And here’s me. The Story Fairy. I’m not scary when I snuggle your children at the end of the show. Really. I apparently should have had a label on my forehead that said “Angry Eyebrows”, instead of “Bossy Pants”. But I was trying to look all firm and serious. I am the Producer, after all.
So, after all that, do come see us on Saturday. From Sea to Shining C is all about these hilarious singing pirates who are learning about their colors. Everyone on stage catches a bad case of rhyminitis, and we’ve got some great songs of the sea, and a tin whistle player to boot!
-posted by Miss Analiisa, who has to go finish her headpiece. It’s made from a pirate ship, of course! (And a shark.)