So, if you’ve been reading along on MSJ since my husband and I were cajoled into participating in a Valentine’s Day Dinner Theater with “small speaking parts,” I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to hear how it’s going. The participants include the youth and college age kids from our church, the youth pastor (32), Rick and I (42) and another sucker guy named Gary (54). Why, oh why did they ask us? I’m still not sure. So, a muscle is pulled on the outside of my hip bone causing me to limp. I am almost able to perform the hip-hop dances for this “small speaking part.” I am more than sore… legs and arms… from all the dance practice. The “Islands in the Stream” duet that Superman and I are singing is coming along fine (for our “small speaking part”) due to the fact that they cut the song in half and made up hilarious background dancier moves to distract from our singing and acting abilities.
Superman’s costume arrived and I purchased some classy Kenneth Cole black boots that I spray painted bright red for him. Keeve looked out the back door at the boots and sadly shook his head saying, “Dad’s going to look just like Ronald McDonald.” Since this is a Super Hero Conference, they told me I could wear “business clothes” as long as they are Wonder Woman colors. So I bought a tasteful red dress with white polka dots and a bright blue blazer that I’m turning into a cape. The costume department did come up with my golden arm bands and tiara…. to go on my big, black curly wig. I’m still in the process of making the lasso of truth and the gold belt. Not sure what shoes I’ll be wearing yet. I have to do karate kicks and Michael Jackson slides in them. Goodwill, here I come.
Tomorrow night is dress rehearsal. Then Friday night is the show. Tickets are still available! 480-367-8182 Come one. Come all. Viewing 40 people in spandex will be worth the admission cost alone….. but they threw in dinner too.