Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Gingerbread Man with a Shoe Problem

Last night was the orchestra dress rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel. 
The whole family plus JD (who's been a friend so long he seems like family) went to see JR. 
We decided not to buy tickets to the show and only going to the orchestra dress rehearsal for a few reasons:
1. There are 7 shows.
2. Tickets cost up to $63 a piece.
3. JR is in the show for about 4-6 minutes.
JR is one of the kids who has been turned into a gingerbread cookie by the witch. The kids come on stage in cookie costumes, and Hansel turns them back into kids with the witch's magic wand (he now has it since they threw her into the oven). 
To show they are becoming kids again they take off their cookie costumes on stage (while they are singing) and have their German "kid clothes" on underneath. 
They look like this.

 In that process, JR's shoe got tangled up in his costume,slung out, and then he couldn't find it. (He did eventually.)
I guess he's in good company with his wardrobe malfunction since Gretel's petticoat slipped completely off her body and fell to the floor while she was singing.
JD knew a couple of people in the cast (besides JR) and here are JD, JR, and JD's friend he went to graduate school with who plays the Sandman and Dew Fairy. 
She looked very beautiful in a very slinky white dress as the Dew Fairy...I'm sure all the men in the audience were hoping she'd have a wardrobe malfunction.

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