kate5kiwis: raindrops on roses + whiskers on kittens


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

raindrops on roses + whiskers on kittens

i've awoken this morning to the startling realisation that there is sunshine outside and the globe is indeed still spinning. my body feels like i've just had a baby, and my head is full of candy floss and song.

last year when i said "yes" to being Head of Wardrobe for our skool's production, The Sound of Music, i had absolutely no idea what i would be in for - an epic, intense, extreme, all-consuming adventure dressing a cast of 53 in multiple costumes that fit (!) and getting a last-minute backstage team together to execute 23 speed-changes side/back/top of stage in the dark, dodging props, fly-guys, set crew and exiting nuns - while also being the chief costume fixer-upper, sailor-suit soaker + calmer-downer for little-people's meltdowns. in the last week we've consumed one and a half bottles of rescue remedy. i've never been so stressed out in my entire life.

it really was a Von Trapp Family affair - Joel played Friedrich, Sam played Rolf (and got his hair blonded for authenticity!), Raych helped make costumes + fast-change kids and Fraser was Stage Manager. oh! the adrenaline rush!!

and we rocked it - the whole team rocked it. three months' focus + energy + every single emotion was worth it. i just have to figure out what to do with this huge flossy void in my head now that it's all over.

raych measuring up 26 scapulars

the recovery of the nuns' wimples

lists of lists of lists

Von Trapp Family house truck

Von Trapp Family painters


half of the wardrobe

pack in at the theatre

ha - i'm not the only type A personality in the room

speed changes R us aka The Yellow Arrows

Von Trapp Family radio interview - Maria, Friedrich + kids

Liesl helps pack in wardrobe

opening night post-show euphoria 

mid-season Von Trapp Family sock-wash

yeah, got myself a sneaky ticket + glass

flowers from my rockstar backstage team

so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye..

the day after - mama + son in sunshine

PRESS REVIEWS: here and here and here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wunderbar!! N&B

4:35 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Ach! Wie viel arbeit und spass!

4:44 AM  

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