Friday, January 23, 2009

Clara Dreams of Pirates

Today Clara embarked on a long-awaited project. At last she's gotten a chance to play in the pit orchestra for a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.


It's Pirates of Penzance. Daisy's favorite.


Clara played through the cello part last night at home. It's mostly quarter notes, unrecognizable as the beloved melodies. Daisy didn't mind. She waited in the wings, in full Mabel regalia, fancy dress and bonnet and fan and handkerchief, for her entrance. For twenty minutes.

Yes, we will be going to those rehearsals, and one of us will be wearing a costume.

13 comments:

Tracy said...

What a thrill for Clara to have a dream realised! Obviously Daisy is thrilled too, for completely different reasons LOL.

Congratulations Clara ~ enjoy every moment!

Jessica Courter said...

Oh! I *love* the Pirates of Penzance! and I would love to play in the pit for one, but I play harp, and I don't remember harp in it at all :(
and yes, Congratulations Clara! Enjoy your playing!

Lisateresa said...

I'm totally unfamiliar with any of Gilbert & Sullivan - but you've got me interested. Congratulations, Clara!

mumblingmonkey said...

Too cute! Sounds like a lot of fun all around.

Jessica said...

Congratulations to Clara!! :)

I have loved may of your pictures. In fact, they have partially inspired my new dining room decor. :) Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

how FUN and completely delightful for both of girls.

deb meyers

familyofn said...

What fun! Our college orchestra accompanied a local group for a Gilbert and Sullivan sampler concert one time. It was my first exposure to the music, and I loved it. I know Clara (and of course Daisy!) will enjoy this treat.
-Laura

AnnaVallance said...

All my best wishes to Clara, and Daisy.

gracelaced said...

Oh to be a littler girl! How wonderful for her to share this experience with her older sister.

Mrs. Rabe said...

What fun!

Seems both girls will be enjoying the whole thing!

Jen said...

Pirates is my absolute favourite. An Australian company did a version of it a few years ago, and it is the only musical my husband will optionally waysch. So funny! Congratulations, Clara!

Laura said...

I was in Pirates in college! I was a daughter--it's one of my favorite memories. It's so funny. Have fun.

Saminda said...

How wonderful, Clara!
Musical theatre is just the best. :) Our family is currently involved in a production, also. All the best, enjoy every minute!

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