A lot of my time in March was spent helping with our ward's roadshow. We practiced Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays! The night of the performance we started off by doing our show at our stake center, then we had to load everything up and take it over to another building and do the show again, hence the name "road" show.
Our show was Alice in Wonderland Reloaded. I played the piano for a couple of songs, and helped the kids learn the songs. It was fun getting to know the youth in our ward. And, we won the Grand Prize!
During dress Rehearsal.
Goofing off before the first performance.
The kids went with me to all the rehearsals since Scott had school. A couple girls in our ward would watch them in the nursery room while I did my thing. Sometimes the kids would come in and watch the show. When Michael saw "Alice" dressed up in her costume the night of the dress rehearsal he freaked out. He pointed at her and said, "There's Alice!!" Then he ran over and touched the bottom of her dress, then ran away.When a couple of the kids figured out what he was saying they encouraged him to go give her a hug. He hugged her, then ran away excitedly. It was SO cute! The kids LOVED the White Rabbit, too.
Here's a picture of the Mad Hatter scene. The premise of the show was that Alice came to Wonderland and helped each group of people see how they could have better attitudes, makes better choices, help each other, etc. Jessica, who wrote the show and directed it, had all these awesome songs in it. The songs in the show were All by Myself, Here Comes the Sun, For What it's Worth, Man in the Mirror, Breakfast at Tiffany's (which, unfortunately had to be cut because of time constraints), 500 Miles, the Imperial Death March, Apologize and All You Need is Love.
The final scene.
It was a lot of work, but it was so fun. The kids did a great job, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to be a part of it.