Last night my e-mail was bombarded with messages from the studio… some relevant to my life, some not:
* Rehearsal schedule for the week (relevant)
* Reminder to book photo time for those wanting formal recital pics (not)
* Reminder about importance of participating in summer classes/camps/etc. (somewhat relevant)
* Parent observation week (not)
And finally a big huge relevant and a big huge happy surprise…
* The ballet company is planning a summer ballet! Woot!!!
They had done A Midsummer Night’s Dream a couple summers in a row (I was there for the second), but last year the director had a newborn, so putting on a ballet was a bit out of the question.
I hadn’t heard anything more about resuming the tradition and I know a bunch of kids are headed off to intensives and such at various points, so I figured the summer ballet concept was deader than a doornail. But… no!
And even better is that we will NOT be reprising MND. It was a fun ballet, but I think if we did it one more year in a row it would take on a very tired, Nutcracker-ish feel. I’m all for keeping things fresh.
Instead we’ll be performing The Wild Swans which is going to be a take on the Hans Christian Andersen story (I had to Google the original story… in Andersen’s there was a man with eleven sons and one daughter… seeing as we have a dearth of guys and a plethora of girls, ours shall have all daughters).
Auditions will be held less than a week after our annual recital production as we’re going to have less than two months to put the show together. Eek!