So, Mom, here's the skinny: the Missoula Children's Theater came to town on Monday, they auditioned and did casting that night, rehearsed all week, and performed Friday night. So, these kids (K-12) did a play in 4 days. The play was Robin Hood; Little H was cast as a Skunk, and J-bug cast as a "Forester": people who live with the trees and shrubbery. (One friend of ours thought they may have done some type-casting with that one.) June-bug had her first solo-line in a play. And even Little H got to do her favorite things on stage: make "skunk" hands and shake her booty. Win-win.
These photos are from performance day: when they got to see and wear their costumes for the first time, dress rehearsal, and the final performance, complete with stage make up, then on-stage photo ops, and dads waiting with their flowers. We were some of the last people to leave, but it had been a fully packed auditorium.
It is beyond wonderful to be back in a community where, 1) these activities are available, and 2) we are not the only ones in the audience supporting our children! Now, we are surrounded by friends and our own community members. Amazing. I am sometimes still in culture shock over having a community again. Moving back to Pinedale has far exceeded our expectations.
^Walking to the show with my man.