Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins, Minnesota is getting ready for the world premiere of LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA. It opens January 13th. It's an exciting time, and I thought that I'd share some of our rehearsals with you.
l. to r. Claire, Maddie, Emma, Alaina and me in our Llama shirts
This photo is from our first night with sound. Getting used to the microphones and sound levels is a very important part of the rehearsal process, as you can imagine.
Director, Sandy Boren-Barret and choreographer, Ann Marie Omeish
Sandy Boren-Barret, the director of the show, and the Artistic Director of Stages Theatre Company, had a great idea for this musical. She envisioned six Mama Llamas and six Baby Llamas. They all have different personalities. For example, one baby loves theatre, another plays soccer, one is a magician, and another loves to golf. The audience will get to see each Mama Llama try to get her Baby Llama to go to bed, and the funny things that the Baby Llamas try to do to stay up.
It was a lot of fun coming up with different excuses as to why the Baby Llamas don't want to go to bed. This is a picture of Grant. He plays Billy, "The Next Tap Dancing Sensation!" Of course he wants to tap dance instead of go to bed.
We are all very excited because Anna Dewdney will be visiting us and seeing the show on January 29th!
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Adapted by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music by Shirley Mier
For more information about the show, please visit: http://www.stagestheatre.org/
Also, be sure and check out Anna's website: http://www.annadewdney.com/