A random & subjective list of ten (or so) favorite things about our new production of
The Magic Flute:
The death of the monster by the Three Ladies (Chelsea, Stacy & Leah) & their awesome power.
(Sabrina and Jonah, our Southwest Va Ballet dancers as the dragon, with the 3 divas far right)
Papageno (Joseph), AKA: "Nature Boy" and "Travel Buddy."
Our 3 Spirits (Miranda, Angela & Logan) dressed as Mozart triplets.
The Queen of the Night's (Lindsay's) first aria.
The Speaker (Keith) as Thomas Jefferson, exuding gravitas.
The Queen of the Night's second aria.
The taming of the wild animals with the Magic Flute.
The hypnotizing of the slaves with the magic bells.
Sarastro (Matthew) as George Washington, and his revolutionary low notes.
(Pamina, Shelly Milam, as Sarastro, Matthew Curran, looks on)
Pamina & Tamino (Shelly & Michael) emerging unscathed from the trials of fire and water.
The Papagena - Papageno (Anna & Joseph) duet and chicken dance. Seriously.
(Anna Sterrett, Papagena and the 3 Spirits: Miranda Jones, Angela Lee and Logan Truesdell)