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The Sound of Music (and winner announced!)

 

Saturday night was a bitter-sweet evening for me. Our oldest, Mackenzie, finished out her senior year by playing Maria in The Sound of Music with Homeschool Performing Arts.  After years of plays and portraying such characters as Helen Keller, Florence Nightingale, Corrie Ten Boom and the Ghost of Christmas Past, she will hang us her thespian mask for the last time in her high school career.
The Sound of Music is my favorite show and it was fun to see her end with this production. Our son Mitchell was part of the stage crew. Here are some pictures:
Maria teaches the children to sing.
Maria teaches the children to sing.

 

The Captain and Maria dance at the party.
The Captain and Maria dance at the party.

 

The Von Trapp children say "So Long, Farewell...."
The Von Trapp children say "So Long, Farewell...."

 

The Captain and Maria fall in love.
The Captain and Maria fall in love.

 

The Von Trapps make plans to escape from the Nazis.
The Von Trapps make plans to escape from the Nazis.

As we say good-bye to this wonderful cast, crew and pit orchestra of over 80 homeschooled kids from the Mid-Michigan area, we will always remember the hard work that went into fulfilling HPA’s mission which is to glorify God through performing arts. And that is just what these kids did under the wonderful guidance of their director “Mr. G”—HPA’s founder Brad Garnaat.

Now, enough of my cyber-bragging. I must take time before launching into another busy week to announce the winner of Jill Savages’ book Real Moms, Real Jesus. It is Jennifer– date and time stamp: March 23, 2009; 5:34 p.m. Congrats! Contact me at karen@karenehman.com and give me your mailing address so I can ship the book out to you.

For the rest of you…..stay tuned. I have several more interviews and great give-aways planned for the weeks ahead.

As for me, I’m off now to listen to the sound of music as I crank up the kitchen cd player and clean this painfully-neglected-cause-it-was-show-week house. Have a wonderful day!

Sweet Blessings,

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3 Comments

  1. Hey Karen,

    I was ALMOST at this performance. Captain Von Trapp is the son of one of our friends and minsiter friends. And their daughter Juliana was in it too.

    We so wanted to come but we left for vacation in FL that day. SO I was so blessed that you posted these pics so I could see Ian in action.

    And your daughter looks like she was a wonderful Maria. Wish I could have seen her and heard her sing!

    I know you are a proud mom. AND I am glad you like the Tim Hawkins Chic fil a song I sent you on facebook. :-)

  2. I was Maria in my senior year also! It was one of the highlights of my life. In fact, many years later, I marched down the aisle on my wedding day to the music of Maria’s bridal march. (We skipped the descant of “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria”.)

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