Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Guest Post by Jenna: Fiddler on the Roof

Hi everyone!  Jenna here.  Two Saturdays ago Mama took me with her to see a local production of "Fiddler on the Roof".  It's been ages since I've seen a live musical, and "Fiddler on the Roof" is one of my absolute favorites, so I was thrilled that Mama invited me along.  Grandmama, Mimi, and Mama's mother-in-law also came with us.

Here I am beside one of the posters outside the theatre.

The inside of the theatre was quite lovely, with beautiful metal artistry on the ceiling.  

It had two huge staircases on either side of the lobby.  I just posed for a picture here.  We had orchestra seating, so we didn't need to use the stairs.

The staircase had this pretty wooden curve at the end of the railing.

Here I am in my seat!  We were able to get a playbill and were able to keep our tickets, so I have a few souvenirs.  I'm not sure where I'm going to be able to put my playbill, though.  It's a little big. ;)

The play itself was just brilliant, especially considering the fact that it was a community theatre production.  What made it even more fun for Mama was that the man who played Perchik was someone she used to babysit when he was a little boy.  He had a beautiful tenor voice and did an excellent job.  Tevye was incredible as well.  The props, staging, and lighting were all very effective.  And of course, we all cried at the end. ;)  Grandmama and Mimi were especially touched.  Mama has a thing about crying in public, so she tends to try to hold it in.  She jokingly told me that she'd probably burst into tears over something silly later that day. :}  

I'm so glad Mama was willing to let me join her.  I had a fabulous time and have been humming "Fiddler on the Roof" songs ever since.  Mama said that later she might try to get me "Perchik's" autograph (he attends Mama's church).  How wonderful that would be! ;)

Have any of you ever been to a local theatre production?  What did you see?

P.S.  I nearly forgot!  I should probably mention a slight change to our schedule here at Mama's house.  The Literary Ladies Society has been temporarily disbanded while we figure a few things out.  For one thing, I discovered that I'm a bit like Mama.  I get excited about things at the beginning but have trouble following through. :}  I also recently discovered that Hayden agreed to be our secretary basically because she didn't want to offend me.  She's been majorly stressed about it, though.  She prefers making up stories to taking notes during meetings.  Tess was embarrassed that she got so long-winded at the last meeting and is sure that everyone hates her now. ;)  Of course, none of us hate her.  But to be perfectly honest, the meeting did go way overtime in March.  I'm so burned out on Jane Austen now that I've considered choosing a different LLS name for myself. ;)  Emma is still completely on board for meetings every month, but she's not necessarily interested in being in charge.   To make this happen, all four of us will need to work together and decide what will be best for the group.  We'll probably get together sometime soon and figure out where we should go from here.  At the very least, we'll cut down the meetings to once every two or three months.  We'll try to keep you informed as we figure all of this out. :}


Grace said...

I have seen Fiddler on the Roof as a movie. Its really a fun story!!

N said...

I love Fiddler on the Roof, so I'm glad that you enjoyed it too. Good luck with the LLS, I can't wait to see what happens at the next meeting!

beastsbelle said...

Thanks for commenting, girls. :)

Grace, Mama has the movie and practically has it memorized. ;)

N, we'll be sure to let you know what happens with LLS. We just want to make sure it stays something fun that brings us together, not something that causes issues between us. ;)