I love when I get to put two of my passions together, theatre and videography. One of our ongoing jobs with In the Moment Productions is to record theatre productions for a few theatres in our area. It gives cast members an opportunity to have a copy of their show before it closes and another production is in full swing.
We recently recorded, The Sound of Music, which our daughter, Isabella, (6) was in. She did a wonderful job playing Gretl, the smallest of the Von Trapp children. I can blog all day about how well my daughter did because of course I’m biased. However, I also have to give props to all the actors because they all did so incredibly well. This production’s “Maria” had the voice of an angel and honestly gave Julie Andrews a run for her money! I couldn’t have been more pleased for Isabella to have had such a great first experience. More than half the shows sold out in their three week run! Yes, it truly was a great production!!
Although Isabella loved every minute of being in this show, she did have a “show must go on” moment. She was preparing to go back onstage for the "So Long, Farewell” song during the party scene when she fell backstage, off some stairs. She scrapped her leg, arm and cheek. While just minor scrapes, it was still a bigger fall than I originally thought. She was encouraged to skip the scene and go back on during the next scene. Isabella, however, insisted on going back onstage, while tears were still running down her face. She was more upset afterward that the audience could see her tears than the fall itself. I didn’t know about any of this until afterward. Her dad and I were both thankful she was not hurt badly but at the same time, proud she wanted to keep going—all on her own! That’s our little thespian!
I’ve included some clips from the show to give you an idea of how wonderful the talent was in this production. Go to the bottom of the post to see the video. Come on! Go see for yourself why most of the shows sold out!
Until next time in our MADdix World…
Jenna and Jeremiah
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