Monday, March 10, 2008

The Fun of a Weekend

Friday night, Katelyn, Chelsea and I went to see the play - The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.
Chelsea's school was putting it on. We all love Lord of the Rings so we were quite excited about seeing this production and how they would do it. We were not disappointed. Here is a picture of Bilbo Baggins - the Hobbit-, Gandalf the Wizard and some of the dwarfs.















This is one of the goblins. Didn't they do a great job on his makeup?













Here are the elves, capturing the dwarfs.










The elves, resting at rehearsals.













They also had Smaug, the dragon and Gollum, who was looking for "precious". What a ton of work but well worth it. The only problem they faced was that Hobbits and dwarfs are are short little creatures. We were told to just assume that these were "dutch dwarfs"!
While the 3 of us were enjoying the play, Shaelyn and Dave were out together too. They had a daddy-daughter bowling night from her school. They got to bowl 2 games and eat hotdogs. They had a lot of fun too. There were lots of different bowling tricks to try in the second game. I was told that she "beat" one of the games.





13 comments:

Cheri said...

I know I'm not the norm- but I don't know what you're talking about. I'm not a fan of the Lord of the Rings!
I'm sure Shaelyn did great- she just practiced a couple weeks ago!

Mel's World said...

WOW...they did an amazing job on the face paint and it looks like all the costumes were fabulous too!

Cherdecor said...

My family are all into the Hobbit and other of his works. They would have loved this play!

They did an amazing job on the face make up. The costumes looked fabulous too.

Mari said...

The rest of my family is into this also, but like Cheri - I never read or saw it. They did do a great job on the makeup!

Anonymous said...

good job except there also- oh i can't say that, never mind!
~Kay~

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I'm kind of with Cheri on this one...I'm not real familiar with the Lord of the Rings. Dave and Jenna loved it, but I never got into it.

Daddy daughter night...love it!

Bonnie said...

Oh how fun !! They sure did a great job with the make up, you're right ! We are L.O.T.R. fans too ...

Heather's Brain said...

Oh I am so jealous! I would love to see such a play!

Thanks for the pics, it made me even more jealous! :)

LeslieW. said...

That is really cool! That is fun!

Dena said...

So i have never seen the movie and like cheri have no idea what all that means but the costumes look high tech for high school! fancy!

Laura said...

I bet that was fun - their costumes sure look good!

Jennifer Partin said...

Oh, I wish we could have gone too!

I just took my kids to see Suessical Musical Jr. last Friday.

Autumnfawn said...

That looks so fun. Our family is crazy for LOTR!! We have seen the movies over and over again. I remember going to Wal-mart every week a couple of years ago to see if they had any new LOTR characters to buy. We have tons of them!!!

The books are great, too. Will be required reading in our home school. We even named our home school Rivendell Academy after LOTR. We are so silly!!