Friday, April 21, 2006

To Bee or Not To Bee

.... that is the question~ to bee or not to bee, that's what it's all about!

The second grade musical/play was last night and we got to enjoy seeing Beth and Carissa in their 'debut'. This was the first year that they decided to try out for an actual part in the play and not just stand in the choir the whole time. Beth was assigned the role of "Bluebelle" and Carissa was a "Quilting Bee". Beth as one of the flowers got to stand on the stage during the whole play, she had 4 lines she had to say, and she and the other flowers got to sing the first verse of the song "To Bee or Not to Bee" by themselves before the rest of the choir joined in. Carissa didn't have any lines, but she got to have wings on her costume, wear an apron (provided by her mother ;) ) and go up on stage at the appropriate time with the other quilting bees. It was a cute little play, but I have to say that the other roles were not assigned by the music teacher with a child's singing ability in mind. We are a very musical family and it is hard on the ears when listening to other people sing off pitch and out of time LOL We have been listening to our girls sing these songs for months now (even Bryce and Brenna know the words) and I know they can sing them 10 times better than most of the other kids. I'm not sure if the flowers were given instructions to dance during the songs, but if they were then Beth was the only one really following them. She was bopping back and forth and having a good old time with a big smile on her face while the other kids mostly just stood there and looked petrified.

Beth and Carissa in their flower and bee costumes.
Carissa standing in the choir and watching the performers on stage doing their thing.
The quilting bees...
Beth saying one of her lines at the microphone
Beth standing on the srage looking like a happy flower while WandaBee (who has to figure what job she wants to be) says one of her lines. The girl who was the sunflower stood almost directly in front of Beth during the whole play- I wanted to march up on stage and make her move to stage left so I could get a good picture LOL!

The pictures are actually pretty good- especially since I was sitting almost at the back of the gym and these are not touched up in any way other than resized for uploading. I haven't played with the lighting levels at all on them. My Nikon does a pretty darn good job in low light situations on the auto setting!


Blogger Kim said...

Looks like a cute play! No picking on those of us who can't sing and dance! We deserve to be in the spotlight too!! LOL ;)

9:19 PM  
Blogger my2boys said...

OMGGG...I so love their outfits!!! I love love love them. Great pics!

2:54 PM  

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