Friday, August 15, 2008

The Shoe Fits

Oh No!

The wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and the king, react to the fact that Cinderella fits the sneaker (hey, it's a low budget production.)

Today was the production of Cinderella. As with the other four Kids in the Park productions that Pippi has been in, it was a lot of fun - for the cast and the audience. When the "Fairy Godfather" came in to the tune of (naturally) "The Godfather" there were lots of laughs. Trust these people to put a unique spin on things!

The weather forecast had been for rain. It didn't. Not until 6:45 tonight (how do I know the time, you ask - because that is the time we were leaving for 7pm Mass). But it was dry for the show. The cast performed with energy and excitement to an appreciative audience.

Pippi is sorry that this is her last production as a cast member (it's only for 8 to 11 year olds) but next year while Harry is in the show, she can be a helper and be involved that way. So the fun will continue.

And in parting and as a tribute to poetry Friday - which I haven't participated in all summer I give you:

The Kids in the Park Theme Song for 2008
(sung to "consider yourself")
by Gary Charwin

The Kids in the Park are here
The Kids in the Park ready to entertain
We've practiced our parts so well
It's clear we're going to be just swell!

The Kids in the Park are great!
The Kids in the Park all set to perform for you
So see that you're set to smile.
Sit back and let us perform a while!

Cinder-ella wants a fella she can call her own
But the Prince will have to do
Her Step-Mother and her daughters treat her bad at home
Till those magic words come through....
Bippity Bobbity
Bibbity Bobbity
Bibbity Bobbity Boo!

So now it is time to start!
Remember before we part
We love you and we'll do our best
The Kids in the Park - Put on a show!

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PJ Hoover said...

They are so darling. So how would you describe their expressions without telling?
"The step-sisters frowned like they'd just seen Cinderella fit her foot in the magic sneaker."

Anne K said...

It was another fantastic show for Kids in the Park and our two super grandkids both did a great job! Congrats to Pippi and Harry!!!

Bill said...

The Kids in the Park did a fantastic job, as usual. I particularly enjoyed the performance of a wicked step sister and a bird. Very original and very entertaining. Thanks for writing out the song. I recorded the opening and closing, but my computer wouldn't load those two videos. It loaded two others that I took. They're still on my camera, so I'll have to try on the other computer. Congratulations once again to Pippi and Harry.

Cassie said...

What a cute picture. It looks like fun was had by all. I wish we had a program like this in my area for kids. I think my kids would love something like this!