May 3rd was the High School's One Act Play public performance of "Suite Surrender." Hannah and the rest of her cast and crew have had an absolute blast. I believe they have put in well over 300 hours of practice...and their performance showed all of their hard work.
I'm sure that I told you we just barely missed going to the State competition. They were State Alternates but will always be first in our heart! They were incredible! And I was, and still am, very proud of our baby girl. It's quite a big deal, in my book, to be the only Freshman cast member, in a sea of upper classmen. What a year!
I wanted to do something special for Hannah and the rest of the Cast and Crew. The Lord reminded me of Playbills. After checking with the Director and High School Principal, I was thrilled to be able to design a Playbill, have them printed locally, and then have all of the money raised from the sale of Playbills go directly to the Director to help reimburse her for her extra expenses. After the performance, the cast and crew signed their autographs in the Playbills which was so fun!
Here is my Hannah being introduced as socialite Mrs. Osgood for the last time:
One day I asked Hannah how she got rid of her nerves before going on stage. She replied, "I kiss Leeroy, say 'Bon Appetite!' and then go on stage!" I looked at her in amazement and asked her who Leeroy is! She laughingly replied, "My ferret that I wear on my costume!" Oiy! I was afraid there was a stage boy named Leeroy backstage that I had yet to meet. Ha!
It was fun to see so many sweetly asking the cast for autographs. I heard one person comment that you just never know. One of these amazing students just might be famous someday. Here is Hannah and "Leeroy!"
We ended the evening with a party hosted by Mr. Incredible's parents, sister, and Aunt Robbie. They provided hamburgers, chips and dip, and homemade ice cream and cookies. One of the seniors in the cast adored the strawberry ice cream so much he vowed to marry it. Drama people...you gotta love them!