It's so hard to believe that "Rock Solid" was a week ago! You plan, you organize, you schedule, and you practice for months, and it's all over within less than an hour. Amazing. Anyway, a few pictures for you all (and of course, some stories):
Every plot has it's evil masterminds:
Our trusty sidekicks:
Our children's choir members:
The Blue Team: (back row) Matt, Gabi, and Ward. (middle row) Cairo, Sydney, Julie, and Kelsey. (front row) Emily, Erin, and Erica. These guys were something else. Really high energy. A really fun group. They loved goofing off in their "holding cells" backstage.
The Red Team: (back row) Kayti, Jordan, Cody, Brian Michael, Cathryn, and Tanner. (front row) Dalton, Jennifer, and Gabriel. This group was totally our workhorse group. They were up for anything, and were fearless in their efforts. A couple of these kids had only been to a couple of practices, but they were totally on board with learning what they had to so they could perform, too.
Our backdrop was completed and hung within 24 hours by Luke, our Minister of Music and Youth. Leslie told him that we needed a backdrop, and bam--there it was. It really added that something extra to the stage. One of our choir mothers, Angie, made the mountains for the set, as well as a couple of boulders and donated a tree. The other trees and plants were donated by church members. Leslie and I loved the way the stage looked--we thought it really resembled a mountain trail. Anything more and the kids would have been crowded out.
Our banner. Well, it's not the prettiest thing, but it served it's purpose. At the beginning of the play, Shelby and Brooke held it, then taped it to the Lord's Supper table. It fell twice. The first time, Leslie taped it back up. The second? Well, we had bigger fish to fry. But that's another post.
Speaking of other posts, tomorrow is "Rock Solid, Part Two"--and I'll recap the dramatic scenes, both onstage and off.