Listen to the Music was Lindsey's high school choir theme for this year's Cabaret show. Jackie, the choir booster club secretary, and mom of Christina, made our colorful, excellent entry sign. The wall of seniors turned out really well and each of them got to take home their keepsake 11 x 14 autographed photo.
After the first night's show, here's Neil (Elizabeth's husband), Elizabeth, me, and Jackie. Elizabeth is the president, I'm the vice president, and Jackie is the secretary. The treasurer, Karen, was backstage monitoring and supporting the students that night. Plus, she got some wonderful pictures, that I'll be posting here.
This is Karen's daughter, Charissa, who sang "Taylor, the Latte Boy."
Here is Elizabeth's daughter, Catherine, who sang "Alto's Lament," and here's a version of it since there is not one of her posted that I know of.
Here's some backstage socializing.
More of the same.
Lindsey performed in a trio with Jaime and Christina, singing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
Since my camera was really messed up that night, most of my pictures were blurry. Thankfully, Rob, Bryan's dad, and Karen, Charissa's mom, took several that I've copied to be able to save for long-term. Thank you, Rob and Karen!
It's been a while since I've made clothes, but I was excited how well the girls skirts and vests turned out that I sewed for each of them. That turquoise sparkly fabric was a pain to work with, but they looked awesome on stage.
They harmonized beautifully together.
Their choreography went really well with the music.
The audience seemed to have been pleased by their lovely vocals and their darling costumes.
I never wanted this moment to end! Surprisingly, this was Lindsey's first time to perform in a small group in Cabaret, even though she's been in choir forever. She looked confident on stage and sounded fantastic.
The girls got along well the days prior to the big night, rehearsed, and worked out details.
So many pictures! I just couldn't narrow it down, so I included most of the ones that I borrowed from Rob and from Karen.
I flew my mom out to see the show, so Lindsey was delighted that her grandmother got to be there.
On Saturday night, Christina (on right) sang a wonderful version of "Popular." If anyone knows of Christina's performance on youtube, let me know and I'll add it.
One highlight of the song was that Jaime's dad played the trumpet in the band for this piece.
The crowd went wild and gave a thunderous applause. Okay, I admit that I might be exaggerating, but they did indeed seem to be one of the best acts of the night.
I just wish they could have performed on Saturday night as well.
Jaime, who joined Lindsey in Boogie Woogie, sang a really cute duet with Apoorva "The Grass is Always Greener." Here's a similar older version I found.
None of these pictures are in the right order! Here I am with Corey's mom at the ticket sales table on Friday night. It was hectic and we sold more than $4,100 of admissions for the two nights, and I am relieved that it's over. Overall, it went well, but I had a few glitches that were challenging. It's hard to be in charge sometimes. Anyway, I didn't even realize that Rob had taken this photo until I saw it posted with all of his others.
This was for either the opening or closing act.
The women's choir did very well.
Here's the choir director.
Some of the boys sang the Pokémon song and it was quite funny, complete with battle scenes. "You teach me and I'll teach you, Pokémon!" On the second night when they performed this, I about fell out of my seat when I saw Lindsey walking across the stage wearing her old Jigglypuff costume and it was hilarious! I don't have a picture of it though. Everyone was cracking up.
The show choir medley was really awesome.
One of the songs in the medley was Grease Lightning.
Bryan and Jordan looking good.
Catherine and Dionysus were acting their parts well.
Lindsey also performed in a group of ten, singing the hit, "Somebody to Love."
While I enjoyed this a lot and thought Lindsey did fantastic on her solos, my favorite act was her trio.
One of the moms of this group, Phyllis, who is Joanna's mother (to the right of Lindsey), got each one who sang in this group a single red rose bouquet to congratulate them on a job well done. What a nice thing for her to do!
This was after Saturday's show and I was exhausted and Lindsey and all the other students were relieved to have Cabaret been a success.
Dyeiesha, Melody, Lindsey, and Zach posed here as we were cleaning up and tearing things down.
The kids went to Cheddar's afterwards to celebrate. Here's Eric, who performed "Mr. Cellophane." All of the acts were outstanding, and his was particularly funny also.
Lindsey didn't have a problem being surrounded by all these nice young men.