My daughter, Ellen, is in the school musical “Into the Woods”. She has the part of Rapunzel. That’s her with the long blond wig. And the part of her mother, the witch, is being played by the choir teacher Mr. L. He had to jump in and take the part at the last minute because the sweet girl that originally was playing the witch got the flu and as much as I’m sad that she didn’t get to play her part, because she has an awesome voice……Mr. L made the perfect old witch. He had that wig draped in front of his face the entire night. That would have driven me INSANE! Just sayin’, can’t stand the hair in my face.
Anyway, one more thing about Ellen. She stood up in a tower and had to do this little singing bit not unlike Ariel in The Little Mermaid, ‘Ahhhh, Ahhhh, Ahhhhh’ if you know what I mean. Ellen told me since she’s not one of the choir kids that they were going to have someone else do the singing part and she would just lip it. So this beautiful voice kept singing every time she came into the tower to let her hair down and the entire night I thought one of the girls was singing for her. I found out as we were going to the car that it was her singing….I had no idea she could sing that well. I’m still in shock, I didn’t recognize her voice at all. Great mom moment.
So, let’s recap…my kids go to a really small school, so small that there are no back-ups for the leads in the musical, so the teacher takes over and pretty much steals the show and I just discovered that my daughter has a lovely voice. Strange, but quite normal, that should be my new motto.