Saturday, July 21, 2007

Opening Day: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl’s Fantasy Adventure for Children
Dramatized by Richard R. George
Performed at the Magic Playhouse – Boulder, CO

Alison Salva as Grandma Georgina.

Today, our household embodied the classic actor’s opening night routine. For a mere two weeks, Alison has rehearsed with the cast of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

With a relaxing and leisurely start to the day, we puttered around the house. Running lines between chores, Alison was set to debut in her role as Grandma Georgina.

All the kids had a full plate and frankly I don’t know that adults would hold up under the demanding schedule they have had.

Q: How in the world did they pull together this performance in just two weeks?
A: Spirit channeled creativity!

Amidst the backdrop of fanciful costumes and outlandish sets, the cast held the space and entertained the audience for two hours. At one point in the show, strobe lights flashed while the children undulated slowly making it look like they were actually floating in space! Cool!

For more information see the Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids web site.