A Christmas Story to remember
She had gone into her room every evening, closed the door and played the CD over and over until she had, within 5 evenings, memorised the entire 1 hour program containing 20 children. When the distraught lady directing the program, at the last minute asked for a volunteer to please play yet another part for a child that had not shown up, our grandaughter, who already played two rolls, quickly shot up her hand. "The word Negative has never been in this young lady's vocabulary"
It turned out to be the hit of the evening, as she ran back and forth laughing happily, sometimes swapping her 'mop' wig and wardrobe, as a trio of singing Wisemen, for a hand held microphone to sing her other solo parts, sometimes a Shepperd wearing a blanket, sometimes a Wiseman wearing a long garment. The audience did not know at first what was happening. This went on throughout the entire show with her original first then her second roll 'dialogs', alternating with all of her group participation singing.
Everyone soon realized what was going on and started to laugh at the lively antics required for wardrobe change and position switching, to play all of the various rolls. It was wildly entertaining for sure. We are still laughing.
At one point she had no time to switch out the 'mop' wig, so she just leaned out from her position as a Wiseman, hanging onto her 'mop' wig and long Sheperds crook shaft, grabbed the microphone, sang the other persons solo part, then quickly plopped on the 'mop' wig and resumed her 'Wiseman' trio singing roll, laughing at times when she realised she had the mop wig still on for some other solo singing roll.
By this time she had the audience all laughing with her, so hard we could not stop. A standing ovation was endless. All in all, the very best performance of The Christmas Story that we ever attended. Kids and families are the greatest part of life.
We will always remember this Christmas performance and our 8 year old Grandaughters version of the Classic Christmas Story of Jesus Christ entering our world. He does not expect perfection. He just loves us all for playing a 'positive' part in it.