Crazy day... but here are some copied email/Facebook messages regarding A Christmas Story that will give you a flavor for what we're up to. And yeah. It's just four today. You understand...
1. FB Wall Post from another theater mom regarding Elliott as the little brother, Randy.
And my response:
Thank you, Bobbi. I'm glad you found him charming. We're so anxious about the line between adorable and obnoxious! He's been given strict instructions NOT to add lines that aren't there and when we asked him if he knew why he knew: 'It's disrespectful to the other actors.' I love that he loves it and has a proclivity for it... but there are so many places where it could just turn into Spoiled Brat...! (Don't I have a great way of turning something wonderful into another opportunity to stress about my parenting skills? It's a gift!!)
2. My response to a "heard dress rehearsal went well last night" from one of our directors who couldn't be there. (It helps to be familiar with the show "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" which features the song "Hard Candy Christmas" and some, ahem, eager Aggie Boys... and if you're not, you can imagine how very inappropriate said show would be with a cast full of kids):
It was fine & dandy. (We worked in Hard Candy Christmas)... You're going to love the Aggie Boys scene!