Gee, I’ve missed you.
You may have noticed I’ve been a bit absent for a little bit (or maybe not 😉 ).
BUT I AM BACK NOW – WOO!!
“So why were you gone Erik?” you ask. Well, maybe you didn’t, but I am going to tell you anyway.
I was not around here because I was super busy with our High School’s production of The Wizard of Oz!
Music and reading are two of my passions in life and I was fortunate enough to land a role in our musical production.
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
You can’t see me here I’m still behind my big Oz head – isn’t it awesome?
Of course I also got to be Professor Marvel. My mom made the sign on my Marvel cart.
So this production was kind of huge for our little school. My high school is small, we don’t have a lot of money and we struggle to make productions like this.
Thankfully we have awesome parents, teachers and community members that all pitch in. This year we really out-did ourselves.
The sets were spectacular!
Here you can see me when Dorothy looks “at the man behind the curtain.” 🙂
Of course all the cast members were awesome. We have some very talented singers at my school (thankfully I had no singing parts to subject the audience to).
We had a huge cast. We even had a bunch of grade-schoolers to play the Munchkins.
One of the things we were able to do is to actually lift me up in the balloon at the end to the play. I went up like 20 feet – up to where you couldn’t see the balloon’s basket any more. It was both awesome and terrifying at the same time.
Our Wicked Witch was stupendous! She event shot flames out of her broom (learned a little about stage pyrotechnics!).
All of our shows were well-attended but on Sunday (typically our “slow” day), we sold out! I think word got around how good the show was. It is the first time in over 10 years one of our shows sold out. We actually had to turn away about 100 people. It was a real boost for our drama club.
If you get a chance to support an arts program at your local schools, please do. It means a lot to us and we appreciate it. School budgets cut the arts and the teachers struggle to keep giving us these opportunities.
And with that, I take a bow and say I will resume my regular book blog! 😉