Last night I had my two main teachers come over about 8:30 in the evening and we watched Cinderella preformed by a local small ballet company. It was good. We also downloaded music and sound tracs. We story boarded the show and found costumes that we liked and assigned parts. It was an arduous task. They were frustrated and I had to keep telling them that the first board is always a mess and it will be a work in progress for a while. We will be making changes right up to the few days before the show. Plans on paper are always easier that reality. This is their first time helping to put a major production together.
My daughter and I worked together every day and we just flowed with production and changes. These two are so new to this that they were totally amazed by the work that had to go in behind the scenes. How do you make a story line flow with 120 dancers and 3 different musical scores. Prokofiev, Roger's and Hammerstien and Walt Disney all have to be recognized without killing the score of any of them. We cannot have Bippity Boppity Boo after the 4 seasons as it would bastardize the Prokofiev score. But we have to have that particular song as little ones will expect the Fairy God mother to dance to this in some way. AHHHHHHH!
Fun, but on a better note it is wonderful to work with two young enthusiastic, talented dancers. We were up until 3 as they would not leave until they were satisfied. Such dedication, how lucky can I get? I did miss my daughter however. We have such evil senses of humor and I missed the "Mom, that is the stupidest idea I have ever heard" Snort, laugh, because sometimes they are stupid ideas. It is harder to work with people who always defer to you, I am often wrong. But I finally got them to really see the show and give me their input.
I am very tired, I have taken in work today, but have not sewn anything. Just too sleepy. I need to teach at 3 and also go to the bank. I did spend $27.00 yesterday on studio things. I also took in $42.00. So far I have $125.00 in the fridge fund. I just hope with the three day weekend coming up that I don't have to spend money and dip into it.
Out My Window: Very cold this morning, but sunny and I still need to go and check on the chickens.
I think my husband's brother is coming for the weekend. He is recently divorced after a 40 year marriage. We have not seen him in about 5 years. This should be interesting. He is a nice person but perhaps one of the most socially ignorant persons I have ever met. Rush Limbaugh is his hero if that tells you anything. He is very selfish and cheap to the point, that all people know him for this behavior. He was never selfish with himself. He had the nicest and what he wanted. He would scrape corn off the plate of the Queen Mother at the dinner table if he thought you were taking more than he thought was a 1/4 cup serving. Because the can should feed 8 people! This should be interesting. In his defense, when our 3rd daughter died my Husband was out of the country and he never left my side. He was truly his brother's keeper. A boob but a good boob.
Have a great and productive day!