Friday, June 27, 2008


And...I am not just saying that because I am Piper's mom, or because I am a YTU alumni, well...I might be, but I really don't think that I am.

Annie was fabulous, the best of the night! I was able to go into the dressing room while the girls were getting ready and take some pictures. They were so excited, it was unbelievable and not one of them nervous. But does this surprise you? And, might I was extremely difficult to get a normal picture of these girls!! Every time I would say something about getting a picture, they would all strike a pose with some sort of extravagance, again...does this surprise you? They are theatre kids.

This is a picture of some of the girls before we went down to the dressing room:

This is on the way to the dressing room. cute:

These are in the dressing room:

This one is of all the girls, the teen aids, their director, their musical director and Penny, the program director:

The first line Piper had was something like, "They're fighting and it's 4:00 in the morning and I'm not going to get any sleep. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!" The audience roared, and my heart pounded, I was SO proud of her! And after every line she said the audience would roar, and I would smile, both inside and out. Then, along came her solo. YES, she nailed it and the audience roared. I am such a proud mom.
Some of these pictures are a little blurry due to the fact that I couldn't use the flash, but I did the best I could!

This is a picture of some of the orphans, including Annie (Robin):

This is a picture of all of them, including Ms. Hannigan right when Piper is saying one of her lines, I think, "But it's four o'clock in the morning!":

This is Piper beginning her solo, "Hey Dapperdan.....":

This is Piper at the end of the song, along with all the other orphans:

At the end of the night after all of the scenes have been performed, all Theatre School students, past and present go on stage and sing the Theme Song. Somehow, I was coaxed into this...okay, not really, I just went up, okay...not really, someone told me to and without hesitation I did. And of course, Piper is up front and center and if you look closely you can find me.

Anyway, what a good time. Piper and I are going again tonight to see the rest of the scenes performed, Piper is very excited, but sad that it is over for another year. In a strange sort of way, we want it to last all year.


Anonymous said...

What am I to do...NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE!?

Great photos. Great story. But, man, this makes me feel old (as I told you already via email).

My brother is nearly ten years younger than me and I remember feeling the same pride you did when, back in the late 90s, he nailed the modern-major-general song from PIRATES ("of Penzance" not "of the Caribbean" for those non-theater geeks who might be reading this). I can't even imagine what I'll be feeling when I see my daughter doing something like this.

Congrats again!

Karlyn said...

kadoogan? By the way...THEY CHANGED THE THEME SONG!!! I guess the kids thought it was too sad, and they would mock it! Rude, so they have a new "happy" one.