Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Nightmare before Christmas

You would think that I would have learned my lesson by now. I mean, I have been alive for 30+ years. You would think that I would learn to NOT commit myself to something, until I know exactly what i'm committing too. Our little ward Christmas play has turned into the Nightmare before Christmas. I thought I was committing to a "Small" ward play..I would make a five minute appearance, say my lines and be done. Little did I know that this play would last for an hour, consist of 200+ lines (for me), include costumes and props and involve hours and hours of rehearsal. The real problem is we are NOT READY! Half of the people don't know their lines , we don't have costumes and i've yet to see any props. The show is in exactly a week from today. Yikes. Our sweet director has really tried so hard, I don't feel like she's getting the support she needs. But one things for sure, For those of you in the area, it should at least, uh shall we say...entertaining. I wouldn't mind so much if we just had the one performance for the ward Christmas party. But we are having two performances, the first one open to the public. I hope the public doesn't find out. This is the last time I volunteer for something without knowing
exactly what i'm getting myself into. I can't wait until this is over, so I can focus on other things. Wish us luck, we are going to need it.

8 comments:

The Peton's said...

I think every ward play/production rolls like this. Then it all works out in the end. Good luck!

Ditto Family said...

I sure wish we could be there to see you, Brent, and Malia. I bet like the Primary Program it will all turn out in the end. At least we know there will be THREE STARS of the play.

Annie Ditto said...

It will all come together- I'm sure! I wish I could see it!! Are you taping it? Can't wait to see you @ Christmas!!

Debbie Tovey and Family said...

Good luck! Sounds like you will need it!

David and Kimber Strasser said...

I will be there and I am sure you wil be wonderful. Let me know if you need help with your kiddos during the play or practices.

Alison said...

BREAK A LEG!

It's makes our 'CHRISTMAS FIRESIDE' not look so bad :D

Julia said...

Like I say about so many debacles in my life, "At least it will make a good story." I'm sure your nightmare will all work out, though. You are fantastic!!!

Thank heaven for little girls said...

Sounds Crazy you are so good to stay with it. Hope you get lot's of blessing. Break a leg!