It wasn't that far into the school year that it was time for the school play auditions. This year they were going to be performing The Seussical. Stella of course auditioned and was cast as a Who. The practices were early mornings and every single one of them was brutal. Especially during the dark, cold winter months. On the first few mornings when Stella didn't want to get up I would ask her if she didn't want to do the play and every morning she would say: "No, I love doing the play." And she did. She loved rehearsals and she loved being a part of the play.
Being on the Arts Committee this year meant that I was a little bit involved with the play. I knew more of what was going on, and I certainly was impressed with the amount of work and time that goes into pulling something like this off. It is really amazing.
There was a dress rehearsal one morning before the actual performances and I came and snapped some pictures.
Pretty soon it was the final show! I think it took me seeing the play that many times to finally figure out what was going on. I also had to ask Stella a lot of questions and even google the plot. I don't much care for the silliness of Dr. Seuss so even when I was trying to understand what was happening I was confused. But by the last show I think I had the basic story down. The last show was the best to watch of Stella too, because she finally seemed more comfortable on stage and gave one heck of a performance.