Well, the play is over and my life is returning, very slowly. This show was huge: 160 kids in grades 1-8, nearly 300 costumes, special effects, you name it. I am exhausted, but very proud. The kids were great, as were the parents who pulled off some incredible work with costumes and scenery and props.
Update: I really can't emphasize this enough. I am incredibly blessed to have an amazing group of people to work with--parents and colleagues who make the magic happen. I keep the trains running on time, but so many people do so much that I feel a bit cheap in taking any kind of credit for it.
Dorothy tries to talk to Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. Question: How cool is it that everything is black and white? Answer: WAY cool.
Dorothy sings "Over the Rainbow"
Miss Gultch comes to take Toto
While running away, Dorothy comes across Professor Marvel
Glinda, the Good Witch appears
Some of the leaders of the Munchkins. One of the faces is blurred because I couldn't get hold of his parents to get permission to use his photo.
Dorothy in Munchkinland. Note that her dress is colored now. So cool.
The Wicked Witch appears
More witch. Kind of a cool shot, I think.
The Witch confronts Dorothy. Sadly, her hat makes it very difficult to see her face.
Dorothy meets the Scarecrow.
Here are the apple trees that throw apples at Dorothy. I thought their costumes were pretty cool. I blurred out all their faces because I didn't want to bother to get permission to post a photo showing their faces.
Dorothy and the Scarecrow meet the Tin Man. That Tin Man costume was incredible. Seriously incredible.
What do you know? One more of the Witch. Okay, I'll admit. She's my kid. And she was, frankly, wonderful. I say that with all possibly objectivity. Also, there was a cool sort of corset-thing the Witch wore. It really finished her costume of nicely. At this rehearsal, however, she forgot to wear it.
Here she is shooting a fireball at the Scarecrow.
The Cowardly Lion
The Emerald City (this is only about a third of the citizens. I didn't include the rest because the idea of getting permission to post any more photos exhausted me.
Here's one of the flying monkeys. When I was a kid these guys scared the stuffing out of me. There were a whole bunch of them in our play, but sadly, the pictures didn't turn out great of their scene.
Here are the witch's guards. You cannot believe these costumes. They were so cool.
Okay, since you asked, I'll show you one more of the Witch with fire. This is right before she melts, which was WAAAAY cool, but sadly, isn't something I can show in a photo.