Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Photots

Per request, here's some more photos from the shoot. A parent took these. I don't know why other people's pictures always turn out better looking than mine. I need to take a class.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Joseph Costumes

We had our photo shoot for Joseph this morning. Here's a taste of the costumes!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Joseph Rehearsals!

Here's a picture of the Egypt Set (not painted of course) and a taste of what's been going in in rehearsals. The kids are doing GREAT! We've learned about 1/2 the dances in the show in 1 1/2 weeks! Lots of polishing needs to occur but they are really working hard!

Notice one side has 3 pillars and one has only 2. Any opinions on which looks best? I'm planning on putting sphinx, vases, or something Egyptianish on them.

End of "Joseph's Dreams"

Brothers doing some Haka in "Joseph's Dreams"

End of "Close Every Door"

End of "Joseph's Coat"

Naming of the coat colors

Cool stage picture in "Pharaoh's Story"-one of my assistants choreographed this number, she did a GREAT job!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Quilt

I began making a quilt my 1st year of teaching (4 years ago). I finished the top in about 2 years and it's just been sitting around. When Mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year I said, "Quilt to top of my quilt and bind it." She did! Yeah Mommy!! She even quilted my name into it. The closeup is of the "Boren." I don't have a frame for my mattress so it drags on the floor-some day. The stuffed walrus is Wally; Jessica gave him to me the Christmas when I was 8 years old. He's still with me!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

JOSEPH Begins!

It's been a while since I've posted but since we're getting ready to begin Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat it's time to get busy with pictures again.
We "learned" the music the week before Christmas break. The kids actually did really well! It helps that the music is easier than any of the other shows we've done! If they've been listening to their music like they were supposed to over the break we'll be good to go.
On Tuesday we'll being dancing-get ready to dance your guts out kids! There is some cool choreography and it will take a lot of work to learn it all. I haven't had a chance to work on the dances over the break (unfortunately because I still have 2 dances to choreograph and 1-2 songs to block). I also haven't reviewed the stuff I choreographed over the summer so I need to get on that so our reversals run smoothly-else wise we'll never learn it all. I've been too busy sewing. The first samples are below. They'll look cooler on the kids!

Egyptian belts for the Butler and Potiphar. Belt and Collar for Joseph-Pharaoh's Number Two

Joseph's Colored Coat
It needs one more layer of trim on the bottom layer of the waist. As I was making it I thought it was pretty cool; unfortunately I'm not as pleased with the final product.