We took the kids to the matinee on Saturday. Originally I was thinking I would just take Kate, but Andy had an early nap so we decided to make it a family outing and all go together. They both did really well. Kate was not quite as engaged with some numbers, and Andy seemed a bit freaked out by the Phantom of the Opera, but they were both very good. It was cute to see Andy clapping after every song.
My backdrop! This is a really cute number.
"Trouble" from The Music Man. I was impressed with Harold Hill. He just nailed it. (And it's not an easy song!)
"Shy" from Once Upon a Mattress. I loved this number too. Very well done!
Doug had a contribution as well--he made this doublet and hose for his SCA fencing. That's Patrick Watson (the director) wearing them as Don Quixote, singing "The Impossible Dream."
"There is Nothing Like a Dame"
The final number--"One Day More" from Les Mis.
I really enjoyed all the full-cast numbers. Powerful sound!
The whole thing was over two hours long, with more than twenty songs. Everyone did such a great job. The kids' favorite part was the "All Over the World" number (from Xanadu) at the end of the first act. The cast ran out and made a circle around the audience, singing and tossing inflatable-globe beach balls. Kate and Andy each got to throw the balls back a couple of times. (Audience participation!)
There are four more performances this next weekend! I'm going to try to go again and get some video of Fiona's song and maybe a couple others. If I do I'll add them here.