Saturday the cast of Pirates of Penzance held our first fund raiser for the show!
It started out like any other day... actually NO, no it didn't. Saturday morning I had to get up and help my dad put the new roof on the dock, and Now my
The fundraiser was to be a party, where the cast would sing 5 songs and just be all around piratey for the guest. ( Be dressed as Pirates talk with English accents.) The house the party was to be given in was on 1500 Grant street, and for some reason that adress seemed familiar to me. When my friend and I arrived at the adress much to my SHOCK, It was the very same house I went to an estate sale at a few months ago!
(Here we have Fredric and the Police Sergent)I was so excited, the people who bought the house took it upon themselves to match the decor to the period of the house, so everything inside is as close to early 1900's furnishings as possible! We showed up at 6:00 and our pirate cast assembled!
(My friend Kelcie, preforming "Ruth's Song")
I couldnt help but think of the scene from "Meet Me in St Louis" where Judy Garland and her sister throw a party and the guests preform for everyone in some way or another and leads into the dance number "Skip to My Lou". It was a lot of fun, and it helped us get started on the some odd $8,000 it takes to put on a show.
However the real fun was after the party ended, no one went anywhere! We spend the next 2 hours in the formal parlor and receiving hall singing and dancing to various show tunes played by our music director.
Our very kind and gracious hostess finally broke us up around midnight, and we all reluctantly went singing out the door. I realized with the combination of the the beautiful house the party was given in, the good friends attending, and all around magic of the evening that THIS is how I want my life to be :) maybe not all the time but eventually, its something to work for.
As a result of this night, I am not also looking for a small piano to buy and bring to the Casablanca, and ALWAYS have sheet music on hand! Tuesday I will share with you with the tale of 'Dock reconstruction' and the 78 hour NIGHTMARE that ensued!