Thursday, August 14, 2014

Get Me to the Theater on Time




I had a taste of immersion therapy towards the end of my daughter's theater workshop a few weeks back.  My husband and I had just settled in for the evening; he was relaxing with a beer, I was nursing a ginger drink because I was feeling nauseous.  While chit chatting in the living room before starting dinner the phone rang.  To our surprise we could hear the director of the play on the answering machine wondering where our daughter was and that it was her night to play Marta in "The Sound of Music."    

The play was starting in 10 minutes and my husband immediately called back and said we would be there right away.  Somehow my daughter, who was in TV bliss, had heard us lamenting in shocked amazement at the situation, and had managed to throw shoes on faster than the speed of light while yelling at us to hurry.  

We bolted out the door and I kept saying that we should be able to make it because of the long scenes leading up to Maria meeting the Von Trapp children.          

And made it we did during the scene with Maria in the Abbey.  We breathed a sigh of relief as my daughter rushed to the costume area and the director, cool as a cucumber, said our timing was fine.  As I stood coming off my adrenaline rush, with no makeup and dressed in dopey around the house clothes, the mother selling tickets put me at ease saying her first year at the workshop was confusing also. 
The culprit was a notice that my daughter had forgotten to show us.  And we parents had not checked the website for the schedule.  We assumed that the first week of shows would be the same the following week.  She was Marta the previous Saturday night, so we naturally thought the schedule would stay the same.


It was interesting that I never had time to have a panic attack.  It was just pick up and rush to the destination with our focus on the goal of getting our kid to the theater on time.

Blouse: Anthropologie Eira top by Vanessa Virginia from Fall 2013.
Jeans: Anthropologie AG Stevie Ankle.
Necklace: Anthropologie Midnight Blooms Fall 2013.
Shoes: Old Navy.
Belt: Vintage from 1979.   

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! That is so stressful! Thank goodness that you got there on time. I hope you found a seat okay. I love that top and the necklace is so pretty on you. I love the whole outfit and the story, too. Beautiful color combo.

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you Jenni. We did find seats right by the door and my daughter's performance was a bit better that night as well. It was quite a relief that we made it.
      Have a nice evening,
      Stacey

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  2. Wow. Glad you made it!

    I tried on that top a few months ago. It looks great on you and I love how you styled it. The pattern is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Liana,
      The blouse is a pretty one and I love that it can be worn with so much.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  3. Oh my gosh! Stacey! My comment from last week - for this post - didn't post! Or did you need to delete if for some reason? Oh dear! Could I have put it somewhere else?
    Anyway - what I am so glad that you made the performance. How scary!! Your daughter is a pro! I bet she was a fabulous Marta!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Hi Cynthia,

      How strange that the post didn't post. I always worry about computer problems with blogging.
      My daughter did handle the stress very well, even though she was yelling at us to hurry all the way to the car. It was so great that we made it on time because it would have been too sad if she missed her second and last Marta performance.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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