Tuesday, April 12, 2016

can you dig it?

Wow, it has been a really long time. I almost don't know where to begin and end.
So much has been happening! I think this post we will talk about the play.

Since December my friend Frankie and I have been co-directing a skit with 16 first and second graders for the school play. We met once a week but our texts could fill a novel and the amount of times we met to discuss, plan, and choreograph was quite a lot!
Then came the costumes and props with a budget of $12 per kids. Hello, sheets and tablecloths at the thrift store!
It was a lot of work with it's shares of trials and at times was incredibly fun and other times maybe not so much.

First, came the task of agreeing on an idea. When you take two creative people with lots of ideas it is hard to narrow down. Once we did though we picked out a combination of these four songs.

It starts off with the beginning lyrics of

Do you Love Me

You broke my heart
'Cause I couldn't dance
You didn't even want me around
And now I'm back
To let you know

Then this song..

Let's Dance



Wipe Out- no lyrics

Ending with..

"She Loves You"
Then came the task of choreographing it! Interesting! 
Then the props and costume, pattern making and sewing- 11 dresses, signs, surfboards, guitars, drums, tie altering, jacket buying and altering...

The dresses were made from sheets and tablecloths, muslin, grosgrain ribbon and buttons.

Some cute backstage shots!

S practicing at home before we headed out to 1 of the three performances!

Finally, the video of one of the performances which will be added soon.

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