Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cue the music...

Rebekah and Julianne put on a Broadway Review with their theatre group last night.  Julianne's Junior Productions group performed songs from Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hairspray.  Rebekah's Senior Productions group took on music from Wicked and Les Miserables.  Julianne also performed as a member of the Disneyland performing group...a subset that is putting together a show to take to Disneyland the first week in June.  Good heavens, do I have talented girls!  They just blew me away!

Thoroughly Modern Millie:

A show with a lot of numbers perfect for a lot of fun choreography and dancing.  They even had tap dancers!


Rebekah absolutely shined up onstage doing these Wicked songs.  She was just so ON with all her choreography, her facial expressions, her stage presence.  Aren't the costumes great?  Our city performed Wizard of Oz last summer so green was in great supply and readily available for loan. 

Disneyland performing group:

Focusing mostly on music from Newsies (props to the director for realizing how awesome of a show Newsies is!!!) they also did a big medley of more traditional Disney songs.  Julianne sang the solo "Colors of the Wind" from Pocohontas in the medley.

Les Miserables:

Very serious songs call for serious expressions while singing.  It's not a show that involves lots of lighthearted dancing...but Les Miserables has always been one of my very favorite shows so I was thrilled that it was included in the Broadway Review.


Julianne sang the role of Amber Von Tussle and had quite a big solo.  She was awesome!  Call it motherly bias if you must but in my (somewhat) expert opinion, she was clearly the best of any of the solos throughout the whole performance.  She was thrilled about the chance to wear a body mic again....  (Remember "Power in His Touch" here.)  


Deveri and Orson said...

Great pics! You are a fabulous photographer! Glad to see our heads did not get in your way. It really was a fantastic show, and Julianne blew us all away with her solos. They are gonna have so much fun on the Disney trip!

Deveri Wilcock Thornton

Mindy said...

I wish I knew they were performing so close, we would have come and watched them.
Sounds like they did a great job.