Monday, August 13, 2007

Ruth Musical Sneak Peak



We've all been working hard on Ruth - From Rejection to Redemption these past weeks. We've been practicing every Thursday and Monday evening for 2 hours (or more, for I often accidentally run over time!), and also had an extra practice last Saturday. We were trying out the costumes at the Saturday practice, and Elijah videotaped it for a short promo clip that Miriam Lofgren put together for the musical. You can watch it on the GodTube video I've put in this post, or go here to watch it on YouTube. The past weeks of rehearsals have flown by so quickly, and this Friday and Saturday are the presentations! We pray that everything goes well for God's glory, and would appreciate your prayers as well.

Much of my time these past weeks has been spent on this musical - doing the rehearsals, planning the rehearsals, choreographing the dances, finding music, figuring out all of the entering and exiting, and so on. We also made all the girl's skirts, so I bought all the fabric, cut out 20 skirts, and distributed some to mothers or girls that sew, sewing 11 up myself, and also making Dad's robe. It's taken a lot of work, but I've truly enjoyed it. The first practices were a bit hard, and trying to keep track of what 28 or so other people do while acting myself is quite a challenge, but God is good. He's given me the strength to go on, and the parents and actors have provided invaluable help.

I hope you enjoy seeing a sneak peak of what we're doing. The video shows short clips from 3 of the 8 songs we're doing.

13 comments:

Anna S said...

Looks great! You are doing a lovely, wonderful job! I wish you much success with this project.

Luke said...

Oh I wish we could be there!!! It looks beautiful Anna! Great footage Elijah! Way to dance JP! :)

Love ya,
Michele

Ella said...

Anna, it is going to be beautiful! Sure wish I was going to be there. However, I will be in thoughts, and definitely in prayers.

Was that end clip you dancing with your Dad? How sweet!

Sheila said...

Great job, girls! You've put a lot of hard work into this, Anna, and I commend you for it. Way to go! :)

Praying for the production,
Sheila

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Wonderful! I enjoyed the movie and will be praying for the performance.

Miriam Rebekah said...

You've done a wonderful job, Anna!

You have done so much to put this together.
I only had to sew two skirts. Thankfully for you, they weren't complicated skirts to make.

If we do another play sometime, I think the biggest thing I would want would be more practice time.

So...what's the name of your next production?

Robert said...

Looks like you are doing a great job.Good luck with the two shows.

Anna Naomi said...

Ella, yes that last clip is me dancing with my dad. He always says "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" but he's doing great!

Miriam, yes, more practice time is better. The thing is, I've had to really push it to get everyone to the practices we do have, and people keep missing, so I don't know if people would be able to stand coming more than twice a week, especially from farther away.

Let's get through this production before thinking about future ones, okay? =)

Laura H said...

Great play! Would love to be there! Will keep you in my prayers, for a successful play!
Laura H.

Rebekah S. said...

Oh how I wish I could be there!! Have you thought about someone taping it and then that person (or whoever knows how) could make copies, and you could sell them!! It would be a great way for you to make some extra money, and I for one, would love to purchase a copy!!

Blessings,
Rebekah

Anna Naomi said...

I wish you all could come as well! However, since we're using copyrighted music, I don't think it would be right for us to sell copies of the video.

thepatriot said...

Anna... finally got to watch this and it's so awesome! Wish I could come... WOW! I want to see a recording on here when it's done! Hope it goes well...

Rebekah S. said...

That's true. I didn't even think about the copywrited music. Good point!! :) Still wish I could be there!