Amazing Technicolor!

April 27, 2008

Journal, Lauren, Lloyd

The real program - don’t arrest me, bro.

We went to see Lloyd’s school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and let me just say – it was awesome! Those kids did an amazing job, and it was chock full of Royuks! Rachel was in the chorus, and Brent was in the orchestra. It was great. I took a couple of pictures of the cast afterwards, but of course they all turned out blurry. Let me instead take you on a walk down memory lane.

The spring that Lloyd and I were engaged, Concordia put on this same musical. Many of our friends were involved in the production, but not us. I envisioned of the two of us snuggling together and planning a wedding while others rehearsed (insert barfing sounds here)….. then it turned out that they needed another tenor so they drafted Lloyd.

Colors faded into darkness, I was left alone.

Here are some photos of the involved persons. This is Kathryn, my super-talented operatic roommate who was the Narrator:

She’s so msterious in this outfit.

Lloyd (playing Gad) is sitting down and to the right, with the puppy-dog, wobegone eyes. Those Canaan days, where did they go?

No one comes to dinner now, we’d only eat them anyhow.

And this is the only shot of Brad. I couldn’t find him in the group shot, but look under Joseph’s arm (his right) – I’d recognize that forehead anywhere.

It’s the brows!

I got a lot of homework done that spring.

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15 Responses to “Amazing Technicolor!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    What? No video clips from our performance? You have a tape, don’t you?

    And as I recall, I received many glowing reviews about the performance of my forehead in that production:

    “Naphtali’s forehead was the star of the show” -Weekly World News

    “I have seen perfection. It is Naphtali’s forehead.” -The Inquirer


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    If I’m not mistaken, we still have the vinyl record here at home. It couldn’t be as exciting though as Lincoln Lutheran High’s performance.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I was the show’s greatest fan. All of my friends and relatives were in it also. My roommate, my brother-in-law, my friends. I was a year behind Lauren, so she was way too cool for me to hang out with. Otherwise we could have kept each other company.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I was a star in a play once … I was the “sunny sun flower plucked from Amy’s garden just today” in Tom Sawyer. Hand chosen for my dancing, singing, & overall cuteness factors. (My singing was still considered “cute” then) … but then the rejections started in 3rd grade & I was a has been by 5th.


    • Lauren Said on:

      I, too, had my debut in a Tom Sawyer play! My line was, “I’ve never been on a riverboat before, have you?” Can you hear the sincerity in my voice? All those other second graders could feel my lack of riverboat savvy -- I was that convincing.


  5. Kristi Said on:

    I love, love, love that show!!! I got to be the rehearsal accompanist for 1 day. Does that count? And are you sure that’s Lloyd sitting down in that chair? It looks more like John Schmid to me.


    • Karla Said on:

      I agree -- that does look like John.

      I think I did spotlight for that production, but I don’t quite remember. There’s an entire semester that I’ve forgotten (or repressed). I got my hands on a copy of my transcript once and thought -- Wow! I took those classes? How did I forget taking Chemistry?


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