Sunday, November 23, 2008

CHRISTMAS JOY 2008

A CHANGE OF HEART

I am again in my church's production of Christmas Joy this year. We are taking a departure from the Victorian era and the play is set in 1957. The first part of the play we wear clothes that reflect the 1950's. Half way through we change in to our Victorian costumes. The play is about a congregation wanting to put on a big Christmas Eve show and invite people from all over to come to it. The pastor is expecting so many to come that we practice outside and the production will be outside. Also we wear Victorian costumes to give it a different look. By setting the play this way we can wear two types of costumes and it explains to our audience why we are performing "outside".

The performance is just two weeks away on December 6 and 7 and December 13 and 14. Two performances each day for a total of 8. It has been a lot of hard work. This year I tried out for a drama role and got one. So besides playing hand bells for the prelude and a number in the play itself I also sing and "dance" and do drama.

Today at our rehearsal everyone was to wear their 1957 outfit. They wanted to make sure we had the right "look". Here are some photos I took today along with some of me posing in front of the "record shop" in my scene one dress. Enjoy.

4 comments:

Laura said...

Looks like fun!! The slide show feature is nifty. :)

Best wishes,
Laura

LB said...

I am so looking forward to this Christmas Joy this year. It should be a lot of fun.
The pictures are great and that slide show feature is really cool. I also like that you can caption each slide as it slides into view. Very good show.

Ms.Daisy said...

Irene,
That is so neat that you have the opportunity to act in your church drama group! The 50's clothing is right on and your red outfit is very pretty! Break a leg!

~Jean

P.S. Slideshow is great too!

Laura Blackwell said...

Irene, We really enjoyed Christmas Joy. It's obvious that tons of work goes into it. You did a great job. Did it take you a long time to learn your lines? You were very natural.