Thursday, 15 December 2011

Break a Leg!

Has it really been almost two weeks since I posted? Bad me. But I have a legit excuse.... been busy. Up to my eyeballs busy.
Our third annual Christmas Variety Show is history.
We had a Dress Rehearsal last Monday. Let's just say that it didn't bode well for the show. It ran far too long, too many people didn't know what they were doing, we all looked stiff and nervous, it just didn't go so well.

The Director looked worried.

On Tuesday there were two shows for the public, one at 7:00pm and one at 8:45pm.

Will the chorus relax and look like they are having a good time?
Will the skit people remember their lines?
Will anyone turn up to watch us?

We needn't have worried. The first show was sold out... we even had to find more chairs. And what the second audience lacked in numbers, they made up for in enthusiasm.

The Blacklite crew staged a mini version of the "Nutcracker Sweet". I'm in front of the ladder with the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Mouse King.

The Blacklite Crew 2011
Two sets of eyes blinked and went to sleep, and dreamed about the Christmas tree growing up to the ceiling and "visions of sugar plums" while the army of mice and the soldiers engaged in a raging battle. Signs saying BOO! and HISS! accompanied the appearance of the evil Mouse King, who was eventually vanquished by the handsome Nutcracker Prince... HOORAY!
And all this had to be accomplished in total darkness (other than the actual blacklites) while wearing black clothing, black gloves and black net hoods over our heads. It was a challenge, but we did it!

Will there be a fourth annual Christmas Show next year? Wait and see.


  1. Sounds like you had a good time. "She'll be right on the night" huh? - Dave

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  3. CONGRATS!!! It sounds like it was quite a challange but "well done"...! They say---"Bad Dres Rehearsal, Great Show"....It sounds like this was the case for all of you----And how great was that? It sounds likie a really Fun show this year!

  4. Sounds like it turned out Alright on the Night!

  5. As another said, the old maxim seems to have applied: Bad rehearsal, good show! Yay!

  6. You guys have more doggone fun up there! It's inspiring.

  7. Wow, that sounds like quite a production. I'm glad it went well and your audience loved it. Wish I could have seen it.
    The best to you and yours this Christmas season.


  9. Well done you!
    They say a bad dress rehearsal means a good show, and obviously it was.
    Merry Christmas..hugs

  10. I'm on my feet applauding yelling "encore! encore!"


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