Tuesday, November 15, 2016

That's Show Biz

Curtain up! Light the lights!

You got nothing to hit but the heights!

You'll be swell. You'll be great.

Honey, everything's coming up roses for me and for you!

Gypsy: Everything's Coming Up Roses Lyrics

The show is over and Mommy is back with me. That was THREE tough days. She said the show was really good and she had a lot of fun. She built sets (see above) on Friday and they had a lot of help. That makes the day go so much faster. She was home by lunch time.

Then Saturday they put the sets on stage (this is when you see what works, what doesn't work, and what needs changing/adding. In the end it is Mommy's job to make it happen. So she and a couple of other backstage moms (in reality Mommy #1 is not dancing and so Mommy #2 is not a backstage mom AND one other Mom has the same situation - but they love doing that stuff) did their best MacGyvering and made the magic happen. I wish she had a picture of the complete set but she doesn't.

They worked all day and into the evening - she got home about 10pm. The director (Auntie D who owns the studio) and lighting crew spent the morning doing what is known as TECH rehearsal. They set all of the lighting cues for each dance (there are a lot of dances, too). This is also when the photographer takes the official dance pose pictures. It is a long long process. Then after a quick dinner break is DRESS REHEARSAL. This is where (hopefully) all of the kinks are ironed out. The whole show is run start to finish with lights, music, set changes and fog. It is always stressful.

Finally it was show day. There are 3 shows in ONE DAY! That is a lot. There is an audience for each show and the kids all dance their hearts out. The energy is so high you can feel it in the air. It was great, according to Mommy. They had some glitches, like when the curtain broke, but those things happen. All in all it was a thumbs up kind of day.

Monday we slept on the couch ALL DAY! Really. That is my favorite part of show weekend.


Christmas said...

I love your glasses, Noodles! <3

Two French Bulldogs said...

Congratulations and well done, that is a lot of work
Lily & Edward

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It all sounds Very Much Exciting and FUN.

Julie said...

Look at you all STARlike and cool in your shades Noodles.
Soooo glad to hear the show went well and good funs was had by all….pawsome work
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Casey said...

You'd better work EXTRA hard to make sure your momma relaxes pawperly after all that work. It'll be tough, but I know you can do it!

Pug Slope said...

Cool shades, Noodles! That set looks brilliant! Your Mom did a great job on them. Glad you had some time to relax after such a busy day!