Saturday, September 26, 2009

Screams in the halls of the school

It's musical audition time at the middle school again.
This year's production is
Jillie tried out again this year having enjoyed being in the chorus of the 2 previous musicals. Her goal this year was to get a speaking part.
She practiced her singing.
She practiced using courage so they could see what she is capable of doing on stage.
She got a call back. We were cautiously hopeful.

Reagan tried out too even though the odds were against her.
Apparently there were 200 kids trying out for the musical.
There are about 10 parts and 60 chorus spots.
There was a better chance a 7th or 8th grader would get in the cast over a 6th grader.
She practiced her singing.
We hoped.

Friday the cast list was posted.
There were screams in the halls of the school.

REAGAN made it into the CHORUS!

JILLIE will now be referred to as

She even has a solo!

These are the happy faces that got off the bus Friday after school.
They called their dad, grandparents, aunts & uncles
and of course posted the news on Facebook.
Daddy sent them a chocolate covered strawberry bouquet
within an hour of getting the news.

Looks like the calendar is gonna get filled up pretty quick
between now and the weekend before Thanksgiving!

Congratulations girls! We are so proud of you.


Annette said...

That is awesome! I never had the courage to even try something like that! And how sweet that their dad sent chocolate covered strawberries!

Abby said...

We are so proud of them too!! How exciting for them and what an amazing accomplishment! I wish we lived close enough so we could attend the play.

Love the Chocolate covered strawberry bouquet, very sweet of Greg!

Jill said...

When I saw your title I thought David Archuleta must have made a visit to their school!

Congratulations to both girls, this is so exciting!

Holly said...

HURRAY!!! I am so excited for them, and nervous for you to be able to keep that schedule for the next 2 months!! Oh how we wish we could come to see the play. Of course we will have to have our own private screening later! :)

Congrats girls!

Shan said...

So excited for them both! Jake is hoping to come with my mom to see them as part of his 12th birthday celebration!

Manzanafam said...

Such a great day for the girls. Love that strawberry bouquet! Where do you get those?

Leanne said...

How super de duper exciting!!! Congratulations to the girls! And congratulations for having courage!!

creed and tiffany said...

you're girls are super cute! They will be perfect musical material. I love the flower bouquet...what a sweet dad!

Robyn said...

Way to go girls! I wish I could get my kids to try out for things like that. They are so shy. I can't ever imagine them getting on stage, but that's probably b/c I would never do it myself. How do I trick them into thinking I would be totally comfortable with that?!

Good luck with all those rehearsals and performances Mom!!

Pam said...

I am a VERY proud grandma! Biggest thing is they both tried! You always got to try. Good life lesson here.