Long day yesterday. As it was Friday it was a normal working day. but also the day of the premiere of Seussical as performed by our local amateur musical group.
In this group orchestra our friends play. He plays the saxophone and she the (base) clarinet. They are the friends that we go skietsing (skating/cycling) with. So we felt we should go and have a nice evening enjoying their art.
When we arrived we found some more friends. J is also a a good friend of both men, they studied together, so you know how that goes. His wife was there and his 10 year old daughter. We thought it was great to see them and have the whole group together.
The musical itself was fun. Orchestra was doing well and the musical itself is well somewhat of the fantasy kind. The whole idea can be found in the Seussical link. It is fun and highly entertaining. As we do not grow up with Dr Seuss here (we have our own childrens books and ideas) the concept was new to some of us. I knew some of Dr Seuss due to my time in New Zealand.
One of the things that we did have was a row of grandmothers , aunties and others behind us. Jojo is played by a charming 15-year old and I think we had her whole elderly support group behind us. This group of rather noisy ladies was quickly dubbed the chicken run. Their comments on how lovely, oh’s, ah’s and crooning over the pretty things was both endearing and disturbing. A few times SO and looked at each other is amused irritation.
After the musical we had a nice chat with our friends. The 10-year old was tired but had loved it so much that she is trying to persuade her parents to go more often. It may work, but it will involve cleaning dad’s car a few times. She is very much her fathers daughter already having picked up on his stopword; so, or so? He is now feeling the crunch on how that works. Our orchestra friends were tired, happy and jumping on adrenaline. They have two more performances to go today so on Sunday they expect to be asleep and dog tired.
All in all it was a lovely evening – enjoyed it so much. We really should do this more often.