Monday, September 20, 2010

Curtain call!!

Hello! So, after the lights dimmed and the actual show was over, it was time for the curtain call!

I was feeling a little tired from the dancing, but I couldn't wait for curtain call. My leg throbbed. It had been slightly throughout the whole program, but it was at its worst now. I had learned to ignore it.

The lights came back on. When our names were called over the speaker, we did a little twirl, and a curtsy. Then we went behind the stage.
After each name called, the audience burst into thunderous applause.

Molly, Daisy, Eliza, and Josefina's names had already been called, leaving me alone on the stage. I was feeling a bit conspicuous, so I was glad to hear my name at long last: "Samantha Parkington," the person in the sound booth announced.
I twirled and curtsied, basking in the glow of the spotlight.

The audience erupted with applause.
I could see Kit, Kaya, and Kirsten in the crowd. Kit looked as if she had been one of the main "cheerers": her hair was flying every which way and looked as if it hadn't been brushed in ages.
Kirsten had brought her camera along, and had been snapping pictures the whole time!

I was thrilled when people in the audience threw  flowers onto the stage for me. I hadn't expected that at all.

When I was done on stage, I came out of a back door.
I was wandering around in the crowd, trying to find my family, when I was ambushed by Kit and Kirsten. (Kaya was finding Josefina.)
"Oh Samantha!" Kit gushed. "You were amazing!"
"Yeah you were!" Kirsten assured me. "And I took loads of pictures!"
All I could do was grin.

6 comments:

Rita said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful. It sounds like a young girl's, I mean doll's, dream evening. xxoo

mimi said...

Thank you Rita! :)

Wendy said...

Hi, I'm Wendy! I just a link to your blog on someone else's, and I thought I'd check it out. Congrats on the performance going well! I love the pictures... very pretty! Nice dance costumes. =)

My blog is http://wendymsdarling.blogspot.com

mimi said...

Hi Wendy!! Thanks for looking, and for your compliments! :)
I visited your blog, and added a link to the sidebar on my blog. :)
Samantha

Sunshine said...

Congratulations on your performance!
(And those photos are excellent!)

mimi said...

Thank you!! :)