Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Princess Five wanted to do the community theater play this summer as it may be her last as once the girls go off to college, they haven't come back which is a good thing but it would mean that this will be her last opportunity as after this, they all work and it gets hard to devote that much time to something.

This year, our community is doing the Broadway version of Mary Poppins. Princess Five is so excited about it but is sad as there are no teen parts and only about six main leads. With that, she knew there wouldn't be any speaking parts for her and her friends that have always loved musical theater. I tried talking to several people over the last year to have them do something that would allow the several teen girls who are very talented to have a more major role and to move this play until another year but several of the key people have always wanted roles in Mary Poppins so it was left to them to choose. 

The major roles are all people who are involved in the production and I understand that as they are the ones willing to take the time to produce, direct etc so truly it is a huge undertaking for many of them. It was just sad that she won't have anything other than the chorus when she has such talent. Of course as a mother, you don't want to see your kids talents wasted but I am VERY grateful that there are people willing to take the time to actually do the play as you can tell by my blog, I am not in a place where I have that kind of time so I appreciate others who do have that time and are willing to bless the lives of others and the community with their talents.  

Princess Five has been practicing the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious song for several months as the hand actions are super fast and complicated so she has practiced them on her own and gotten them down quite fast. At practice the other day, they were trying to teach the actions out of a book and were doing the actions a bit backwards as it is a bit confusing as you don't know if you need to do the action as it is in the picture or mirror the picture in the book.

All of the tutorials on the internet show you how to do it but you have to transpose what they are showing you from the front to mirror it in your actions. We decided to do a tutorial using our bathroom mirror so that you can just follow the directions of her hands and feet without having to figure it out on your own. The only other way to do this is when someone is facing away from you and then you can't see what their hands are doing facing away from you.

With this way, the kids can just mirror it like you do on the Wii dance dance games. Hopefully it will make it easier for everyone to figure out. I am looking forward to watching Princess Five on stage again. I keep thinking I have seen my last of her on that stage but it seems like she can't seem to keep herself off the stage! I am fine with that as I LOVE watching my girls on stage as they all enjoy performing.

I'll keep you informed as how things go. Have a BLESSED Day!

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