Sorry I've been hit-and-miss on Memory Monday lately. I'll try to do better. However, one of the reasons I've been so sporadic with posting at all (and, in turn, reading and/or commenting on others' blogs) is because of my current church assignment-our ward's roadshow. It's a lot more time consuming than I originally thought it would be.
But more about that later. This is MEMORY Monday. So I'm going to write about one of the roadshows I was in when in Young Women's.
The year: 1996. Me: in high school drama, thinking that I knew everything there was to know about acting, and writing a script, and all that jazz.
Somehow, the Laurel class got put in charge of writing our ward's roadshow this time. For whoever doesn't know what a roadshow is, it's essentially a play that a group of people perform in different locations, like three different church buildings. We had roadshows in our stake every other year, so this one was my third. Anyway, because I thought I was all that and a bag of chips, I kind of took over writing the roadshow.
Yes, it was cute. But, I was really selfish with it, and because I was so full of my drama self, I thought that my ideas were the best, so I kind of ended up writing it myself. Also, the lady that they chose as director wanted the guy on the right to be Doc. But because the script was my baby I wanted to be Doc. So I kind of forced her hand. Which, now, if a youth were to try to do that to me, I'd be like, step down, punk. I don't know why she didn't do that to me, but oh well.
So, very fun. Well, I had fun, anyway; I have no idea if anyone else had as much fun. But the other roadshows we did as youth were fun for me as well.
Fast forward to January of this year. Our 1st counselor pulled me and Pete aside and asked if we would be in charge of our roadshow. And we gladly accepted. We wrote our script in about a week, and we've been full steam ahead ever since.
We've had a couple of dance practices with the youth, which has been fun, and it looks so great. Of course, we have a lady in our ward who does choreography at a dance studio all the time, so she's made it look great.
The biggest obstacle we've come across right now has been music. We picked some different songs, and some of them don't have instrumental versions available. So I've been trying to write in some accompaniment to one of the songs on the piano, and then I'm going to have to figure out how to record it. (My piano can record, but for some reason I can't find the cords that connect it to a computer to get it off the piano. Neat, huh?) But it's worth it for this specific song.
I want to write more about our show, but I don't want to give anything away (in case there are roadshow spies out there that may come across my blog and steal our ideas or something). I can tell you that each ward got an assigned time period (ours is Book of Mormon) and a theme (ours is missionary work).
There is still SO much to do, and SO much to think about. And the show is at the end of April, so YIKES! BIKES! Hopefully it just all comes together, and ends up being as cute and as funny as I am envisioning. I mean, just because I think it's funny, doesn't mean it necessarily is funny, you know?
So, that's my current time-sucker. Like I said, way more time-consuming than I thought it was going to be. But it's been fun. And I'm sure you'll hear all about it in a couple of months! In the meantime, I'll try to keep up with my blog. For real, yo.