Wednesday, already?

Lumiere - Beauty and the Beast

I know, I know. What a horrible shot. The lighting is not the best backstage and my phone takes horrible pictures but that’s The Boy practicing with his Lumiere hands/torches. Not in full costume yet, but the show is coming along and hopefully between now and the actual shows The Boy will grow some muscles because those torches are heavy. Wait, is it Wednesday already? Yes, I do believe it is and tonight is the first full dress rehearsal for Beauty and the Beast.

The costumes, the sets, the talent… it’s all amazing. I am having a hard time getting a shot of The Girl as she enters from stage left this time around and I am usually on stage right, but I will try to snap of photo of her tomorrow during her dress rehearsal.

Cogsworth and Lumiere

I am exhausted! These late nights and then having to get up so early to come to work is a total burn-out. It’s very tiring for the performers as well but they are young! They typically spring back and since school is out for this show, they can sleep-in for the most part.

We have a full run-thru tonight. Another one tomorrow and then the shows begin Friday morning with the summer field trip performance. I get to see the show (for real) Saturday afternoon. Come Sunday night I will be a useless noodle!

Reading? I haven’t done much since my time is not my own right now but I am deep into Breakfast of Champions and let me tell you, it’s a little bit offensive. I don’t think I have ever read Vonnegut before but he’s a little different. That’s all I’ll say for now. Have you read any of his books?

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20 Responses

  1. Wow, that looks like quite a production!

  2. I can’t believe how detailed the production looks and the costumes look great.

    • This theater company has amazing costumers and the venue is amazing as well. I can’t wait to see the show from the audience.

  3. I love this glimpse into the theater. Amazing!

    And I really enjoy Vonnegut. Yes, Breakfast of Champions is wacky and strange, but I really love Mother Night. Keep trucking!

  4. Even the lightest things will seem like a million pounds once you hold them up for 5 or 10 minutes, so I’ll be thinking about him. Peace be with you, and may this week pass quickly. James (Ready When You Are, C.B.) just reviewed Breakfast with Champions. You should check out what he has to say.

  5. Wow! The production looks amazing!! As far as Vonnegut goes – he is my favorite author!! Love him!! Breakfast of Champions is one of my favorite reads. Cat’s Cradle is my absolute favorite by Vonnegut. His humor is definitely twisty and dark, but his writing is amazing!! Keep up with it ;) And, its funny you mention Vonnegut, because I was thinking of reading something by him – I’m thinking, his book of letters or maybe Shield’s bio of him. Either way, I’m craving Vonnegut even more now :)

  6. Amazing! Can you sleep in the car? I can’t imagine how you get everyone fed and there and then in bed! Only to do it all over again!

    • No, because I work backstage for the venue. We actually have to be there before, during and after so it’s a long gig.

  7. How exciting!! I can’t wait to see the pictures from the show!

  8. I would love to try Vonnegut again. I was a huge fan in HS but now wonder what I would think. Is that the one with the bag lady or am I thinking of Cat’s Cradle? see – I need to revisit. Have fun with the production.

    • This is the one where every other sentence is a penis size comparison. Seriously. The author guy, and the nut that believes his stories are true, etc.

  9. I can’t say I wish for your long days but it does sound like great fun to get to be involved in the play and to see the kids doing so well!

  10. What great times–and the memories you are making with your children will last a lifetime! I hope all goes well, and not one of you all get sick or break something . :)
    *smiles*

  11. I’ve been following the pics you’ve posted of this show and the set looks so amazing! I wish I lived there so I could watch it!

  12. That was me last week. Working a full day then putting in three or four hours at tech rehearsals and dress rehearsals for Holly’s two dance recitals last Friday and Saturday. I’m still recovering! Good luck to you and break a leg to your son and daughter!

    • Recovering. That’s the perfect word for it. I am covered in bruises and the 3 hours of sleep each night has left its mark. So tired! It’s over for a little bit. Next show? Oliver!

  13. I hope that the shows this weekend went well for the kiddos! It’s exhausting now but how fun to look back upon…maybe in years but still. ;) I haven’t read Vonnegut so your comment makes me really really curious! I saw one of his books on the Amazon Daily Deals the other day and thought about getting it but I already have SO many books.

  14. Vonnegut lost me with Breakfast of Champions. I found it offensive too. That book should not have been published. It’s far from his best work. If that is all you have read of Vonnegut, please put it down and read his earlier stuff. God Bless You Mr. Rosewater is my favorite and of course Slaughter House Five. Vonnegut must have been tired when he wrote Champions.

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