We bid a bittersweet farewell to Fiddler on the Roof last night. I was so happy with how it went, and really proud of all the kids in the show, and what they were able to pull out. It turned out to be pretty awesome for a small town high school production. (And I'm talking about the actual performances. The set left quite a bit to be desired. But I had nothing to do with that. The singers did great!)
Especially my own little Anatevka daughter. Her going up on stage and being in a play, even if it was only the children's chorus is huge. HUGE. Bria just doesn't do stuff like that. Of course, neither did I at one point in my life, but the first time I was ever brave enough to even audition for a play, get a part in the chorus, and have a little taste of what performing was like, I was hooked. I miss it a lot, so it was fun to be part of the "behind the scenes" this time.
But, I digress. Back to Bria. She had such fun and is already talking about being in another play down in St. George. (Not going to let her do it...we've slacked a lot on homework and violin the past few weeks, so need to take a teensy break.) I am really hoping that this Fiddler on the Roof experience will help her come out of her shell a bit more...to realize it's not so scary after all.
Last night, during the wedding scene when all of the kids are supposed to be dancing in the background, Bria and her cousin Hana stole the show. They were as far upstage as they could possibly be and dancing the tango. Yes, the tango. Probably not very kosher for Russian Jewish children in 1905, but it was pretty hilarious.
So, a couple pictures of Bria in her costume. The school did not provide the children with costumes, so I had to come up with something all by myself with the help of DI, our local thrift store. The skirt is a misses skirt, size XS. Still too long, so rolled up and pinned at the waist. The blouse is from DI, but is also something she can continue to use. The "apron" is a girls summer dress and the head scarf is a scrap of fabric from my scrap bin.
Isn't she adorable, even with the fake smile du jour? And that is the plight of being a mom who really likes to take lots of pictures. Even Sophie has the fake smile down pat.