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....