Saturday, July 9, 2011

Little Mermaid at the Muny

As a lead in to going to see the show, Thalia's Girl Scout troop took a backstage tour of the set on Wednesday. No photos allowed backstage, but here they are on stage. If you look above the guy's head you'll see a little green sign (next to a red arrow) that says "B3". That's where our seats are.

Wednesday was opening night, so they were doing some sort of television news interview while we were there. This shot is probably "wrong" in that it shows part of the scrim, and also back out in the wings you can see part of King Triton's palace, which was purply-pink and very glittery.

On Friday night we went to the actual show, arriving early enough to have a picnic in Forest Park. Annabeth practiced her mermaid poses before the show.

I was really glad we went early, since the place was PACKED and the traffic got progressively weirder as showtime approached. The show started late, presumably because so many people were still trying to park and get in at the actual start time. But we were already in our seats, frozen lemonades in hand.

The show was attended by a large number of little girls in princess outfits, as you can imagine. Although the lady in front of us was apparently a Sebastian fan.

(Every one of the empty seats you're seeing in these photos was filled by showtime, by the way.)

Gorgeous weather. Great show. The kids came home and watched the movie; in general, we think we like the musical better than the movie. You should go see it.


Trish said...

Looks like soo much fun! We are going with Clarkson tomorrow night. I hope it's not 1) too hot or 2) raining. I would love to go backstage again, did it as a very young Girl Scout and I don't remember much.
P.S. We miss you ladies. :o(

Gail said...

I'm sure the weather will be perfect -- somehow Maureen always picks the PERFECT night every year.