Curtain Closes on Shrek
In my last post, I shared why I had not been keeping up on my blog, basically it was because my blogging time was being used to create sets and props for our local Children’s Musical Theater.
Well, after the actual creation of the sets and props was finished, I still didn’t have my blogging time back because I was helping backstage during performances to place the sets and things where they go, and even during the performances where I wasn’t doing that, I still had to get my daughter to the play because she was performing. My husband was working security during the performances, so basically, our family was consumed with this play until the final performance.
But finally, the performances are finished. The final curtain on Kitsap Children’s Musical theater’s rendition of Shrek the Musical last night. Always a very emotional moment for all involved, especially the kids. There is the satisfaction of a job well done, but also the sadness that its over, and all that’s left now is photographs and memories of a wonderful time.
Photos and Memories
Speaking of photographs and memories, I would like to share some of them now.
If you’re a regular reader, you probably remember my “before pictures” of our dragon head, that was originally created for a performance of Sleeping Beauty.
Here are some “after” images of the dragon, after I gave her a makeover so she would fit the bill for the Shrek dragon, that is. In the next two shots she is onstage during Shrek the Musical:
Of course, this prop isn’t really the best part of the play, the kids were the best part of the play! So here are some more photos showing some of the kids in their roles.
There aren’t really any good photos of my daughter onstage, because she didn’t have a lead role and was in the background most of the time, she is right behind Pinocchio. Here is cropped version, with the brightness turned up, so we can see her a little better:
And here is a better shot of one of our “Pinocchios”.
Here is the funny scene where Fiona meets Farquad.
The Play isn’t just Performance Art, its Visual Art too!
You can see that this play was an incredible amount of work for everyone involved. For me personally, in addition to giving the dragon a complete makeover, I cut out the moon, I primed countless pieces of sets, and I painted two panels that serve to hide the “wings” of the stage. The amount of painting and other visual art involved in putting on a play is at least equal to the amount of performance art that takes place!
Here are those wing panels.
Moving on to Other Things
Of course even though the play kept me and my family very busy, I did still find some time for other art, and I have some new pieces I need to post about. However, those will wait until my next post.