Saturday, June 13, 2009

WIcked A New Musical

Stephen and I in the Majestic Theatre during intermission.  It was pretty dark and they were VERY particular about using a flash...or really, any camera at Stephen wanted to play it safe.  : )

Stephen bought me tickets to see Wicked for Mothers Day.  He read my mind.  I have wanted to see this production since I heard about it going on National tour back in 05.  If you don't know this about me, I LOVE musical theatre.  I always have and always will.  I love music period, but you put that with live acting and dancing and I get all giddy.  We left Friday afternoon and drove to San Antonio to see this much acclaimed musical at the Majestic Theatre.  On the way up to the doors, my heel strap broke, which, it was going to happen..I have had those heels since 2002.  They have done their time.  Anyway, the shoe was almost impossible to walk in, but I was not going to let that bother me and ruin my good time.  And there is no way it could.  It was amazing.  The music was beautiful, the acting FABULOUS...I mean, wow, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda was a HIGHLY entertaining physical actress and the voice of Donna Vivino  playing Elphaba was divine.  Stephen couldn't get over her voice.   Anyway, it was a night to remember.  I am almost tempted to buy tickets in Austin in two months seeing has how it won't be back in TX next year.  I will say if you ever get the chance to see this production, don't pass it will knock your socks off.  

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Kaylee's Day

It was not her birthday, but on Saturday, it was all about Kaylee.  It was her first annual Dance recital.  They signed her up for dance at the begining of this year at the Jan Moore Dance Studio in Victoria.  Karen took dance from Jan Moore for 8 years and it was really neat to see Kaylee follow in her footsteps.  Tradition is a great thing sometimes.  
Pat and Peggy were in Rockport so they picked me up.  When I got into the car, this was the sight that I saw...and just about squealed with delight.  
I had to take a picture and send it to Karen and Stephen. Karen was meeting us at the Recital Hall and Stephen unfortunately had to work.  Anna stayed home with a babysitter, we figured we would have a hard time keeping her still for that long.

Peggy took a few pictures at the house before they left.  She just cracks me up posing in this costume!!  SO CUTE!

Peggy also took some pictures at the dress rehearsal the night before.  I love this action pic, she looks like a super hero.
There she is, in the back row.  

With Aunt Karen and Aunt Jody.  Karen got her the flowers.  She was very excited about them.
Seriously, how cute is this??

With Granny and Grandpa, so proud.

Below is the video of her performance.  Her group was about half way in the program and she did such a good job.  We were very proud of her.   It was highly entertaining as she seemed to have some problems with the steps and kept looking at her neighbor.  We also enjoyed her mirror image moves....everyone is going right and she is going left.  HYSTERICAL is all I have to say.  We loved watching all the other dancers of various ages.  It was a fun night.  We look forward to doing it again next year at this time.  I say this because at dinner later that night, Karen asked Kaylee if she wanted to take dance again next year and she smiled and said yes.  : )