I was fortunate enough to take in two musical performances today. It began as I attended the dress rehearsal of my nieces’s elementary Christmas program. A Bug’s Christmas was adorable. 2nd Grader Alyssa had a speaking role as a wood nymph. Before the show began, she caught a glimpse of my from the risers and waved to me. Although it was at times difficult to understand what the 70+ kids were singing, it was quite fun. My favorite segment was the “12 Bugs of Christmas.”
Tonight, I had promised Mare Mare that I would man the ticket table for the Village Players’ production of Nuncrackers. I had the opportunity to see and participate in a production of the original Nunsense back I still can’t believe 20 years ago! on my high school senior trip! I did not know that I would be making punch and setting up for the opening night after party as well. While taking the money from a couple and hoping they enjoyed the show, a gentleman commented in a rather gruff, opinionated tone: “We’ll try.” I said that sounded like a comment Mr. Potter would make.
I must say if you want to continue your holiday celebrations with a good hearty laugh then this show is for you. Nuns singing a grab bag of tunes. A scatter-brained amnesiac sister. A Julia Child-inspired cooking segment. A version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet not to be missed. VERY strong singing! BRAVO Mare (who doubled as director and last minute actress), cast, and crew! A phenomenal production all around! Soon, very soon. Fourteen months is FAAAAAARRRRRRR tooooo LOOOOOOOOOONG for me to be off stage. I hear that The Sound of Muc (err…) Music is coming for next holiday season.
But it was totally enthralling to settle down with many of my friends after the show and meeting some people that I have heard a lot about! Just walking into the theatre made me realize that I have been away too long. The Huber really is the gem of the area!