Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Mister Aladdin, Sir

The winds are blowing through Agrabah...as I sit down again at my sewing machine.

This year's musical is Aladdin and we are busily preparing, from painting sets and putting together props, to shopping for material and 'finds' at the local Goodwill stores.

The Magic Carpet came first, fashioned from a chenille throw and appliqued with a fitting motif. Add tassels and a place for face and hands and poof! Transformation. A lovely beaded gown was found at G.W. and adapted to fit a tiny-framed Jasmine, and royalty isn't complete without a bejeweled top and Harem pants. Scarves and bangles and sparkling head pieces will adorn our characters as they stay 'one step ahead of the bread line' and soar on a magic carpet into a star-filled night.

Iago's feathery suit is next and in two more weeks, the curtain rises on an amazing group of teenagers who have dedicated many hours and poured their hearts out to turn an ordinary little town into a 'whole new world.'

And guess who'll be at every performance, cheering them on?
But then, where else would I possibly want to be....


martie said...

Once again you amaze me with your multi-talent! How I wish I could come and view this play and be in "A Whole New World" myself...if only for an evening!!

Hugs, my friend!!

Mike said...

My son will be in his first play on Friday. He plays a mouse ( with great personality) in Cinderella. I cant wait to be there to cheer him on!

srp said...

Ah, yes, I remember those days of sequins and scarves, boas and beads. Nyssa had a dress-up box through the years that I started sewing for when she was four. Then Mom donated several of her over the top (to my color sense) patterned polyester dresses in the brightest of colors. These were patterns I would have considered almost "hippie" although she wasn't. Anyway, when the high school did an Arsenic and Old Lace play, we had the "old lady" costumes already, including pill box hats and white gloves.

What fun!

alan said...

You are so gifted at so many things!

I can't wait to hear how wonderful the play will be!


Photo Buffet said...

Lori, you must be a legend in your local school district! A hard act to follow. Have you been sewing most of your life, or what? Those are beautiful costumes!

Thanks for leaving a comment at my photoblog recently. It was nice to see a familiar face stop by.

the night owl said...

You sound like a very talented gal!!
My grand-daughter would love these outfits.Enjoy the play. Baba