Unless a small miracle occurs (and I still believe it could happen), it seems that we are staying in Cedar another year. In the spirit of having a better attitude about this, I decided we should get out of the house and enjoy the great town we live in.
Because Cedar City as a place is actually quite lovely. It’s Cedar City the situation that I have had issues with. If we could just get a Target and a Costco, and my husband could get a substantial raise so I wouldn’t have to work so much, it would be perfection.
One of the fun things about Cedar is all the festivals. We have a ton of ’em, since its nickname is Festival City, USA, after all. We have the Renaissance festival, the Groove Fest, the Family Fest, and a bunch more that I don’t really know about. The most famous of all, of course, is the Utah Shakespearean Festival. SUU has a lovely outdoor theatre built to look like Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and all summer and fall we have excellent productions going on, Shakespeare and otherwise. In fact, my husband is playing trumpet in the pit for Fiddler on the Roof, which is part of the Festival.
Every night at 7:00 sharp, there is a greenshow outside the Adams theatre (or the Globe, if you want to call it that). Anyone can attend, and it is just really nice and fun. So, this evening we decided to go, and we’ll probably go a few more times this summer.
I, of course, took pictures.
This is my favorite of the day. Actually, it is pretty much an all time favorite at this point. How adorable is this kid? You can just see the impishness of her in this photo, and I want to eat her for dinner.
This is the carillon tower at SUU. It was playing Greensleeves just before the greenshow started. I love carillon music, it reminds me of my own college days at BYU, even if the song isn’t “Come, Come Ye Saints.”
A couple shots of the actual greenshow. I’m pretty impressed at how high those boys can kick, aren’t you?
The Maypole dance.
My middle daughter being enthralled with the singing and dancing and spectacle of it all. She’s my musical theatre junkie.
My oldest was kind of in a sour mood for a lot of the show. She really wanted to buy some candy from one of the costumed vendors going around selling it (Cockney accents and all). But, she didn’t bring her money, and I am poor. So is Joel.
Waiting for the show to start.
Gasp! She does smile! Actually, I think she really enjoyed the show. And I do agree, those caramel things are to die for. Maybe next time. Aren’t her freckles cute?
And finally my baby again. Obviously she’s up to something. Like running away. That’s the problem with these outdoor shows.