Ryan before the play--he was a bamboo shoot gardener (or something like that!)
Garrett as a dust bunny
As I posted a few weeks ago, Daniel was deliberating about trying out for the play, so he wanted to ask Kieran's advice. Of the three boys, he seems to be the one who is most interested in theater and imaginative play. However, on the day of the auditions, he had a horrible ear infection, so he wasn't able to fully participate. We were all worried about how he would feel when Ryan and Garrett got parts, but fortunately he rose to the occasion and enjoyed his role as family photographer. He also was their biggest cheerleader! So sweet! The boys got a front-row view for the show! Our kids loved it too!
Ryan with the river folk
The play was a takeoff on the Princess and the Pea--very loosely based on it and updated for our modern era (the princess doesn't marry the prince in the end). The "Pea" is actually her friend--her parents always told her to "mind her Ps and Qs," so she did just that with her Pea. This is how they handled the mattress scene--Princess on top and Pea below.
Garrett as dust bunny--he was so cute!
The plot was about "Glacierdom" (on the right) vs. "Riverdom" (on the left). It also featured leprechauns, including one adult (from Missoula Children's Theater) who spoke in a silly Irish accent.
Garrett relaxing in the dust
Ryan reaching high