Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Performance Season must end soon. Burgundy's Senior musical (remember, she's a Freshman) finally ended last Sunday, but Julia still is in all-day practices that last until 9 PM sometimes for the theater group's production of Big Love. They both still have rehearsal for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

All these performances and rehearsals conflict. We have season tickets to the opera, there are only two performances left, and neither we parents, Burgundy nor Julia can go to Saturday night. Of course, they can't go tonight, either.

Ironically, tonight's performance, Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw, is one of the operas I really was looking forward to seeing if only because it's in English, freeing me up to listen and watch the action instead of dividing my time between the supertitles and the actors.

I know this reveals me as a total opera novice; so be it.

In other news, Burgundy earned a Division I on her Solo for UIL, and her ensemble earned Division II. The ensemble rating is particularly impressive because one of the trumpets in the ensemble dropped out two days before the performance. Burgundy was so upset, but everyone stepped up with ideas, and they found a replacement Wednesday night, practiced with him Thursday and Friday afternoon, and performed Saturday morning. A Division II really impressed me. Apparently, the judges also were impressed with "the tuba," who had to maintain the foundation for the music. Yay Burgundy!

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