Friday, April 21, 2006


Tonight was opening night for the high school's annual Dinner Theater, performed by the Vocal Music Department. My wife and I began attending Dinner Theater back when our oldest daughter was in the choir. And now, the tradition continues with our youngest daughter, a proud freshman who is breaking into the wonderful world of vocal music. She was looking forward to the Dinner Theater, with only one stipulation: she did not want to wear a dress! Since the theme was "Big Band to Bandstand" and covered music from the 20's through the 50's, my daughter found the perfect period costume:

Meet the famous Rozie the Riveter!
Each choir member must dress in period costume plus design and decorate a table.

The Rozie the Riveter table (notice the factory as the "centerpiece").

Another pair of creative costumes
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's vintage Superman! The comic covers were scans. Had they been real, the girl who designed the table could probably retire, buy a fast sports car, and pay off her college tuition in advance!
Following a delicious meal of baked chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, and green beans (and a choice of decadent desserts), it was time for the concert. It's 40 minutes of a non-stop medley of tunes spanning three decades (all tunes well before I was born).

The sillouette in front of the choir (a little to the left) is Terri Steinhorst. Combining a love of music, love of students, technical precision, and the work ethic of a Marine drill instructor, Mrs. Steinhorst never fails to amaze us with her work in the school.

It's always a joy to share the evening with friends from our church.

Ken and Jean are KidServants who work in our church's Bible Story Time ministry. They also attend the adult class I teach as well as maintain a devoted and active prayer ministry.

Lorna and Tracy, who serve the Lord in Awana and Bible Story Time, as well as other avenues of our congregation (Tracy is also one of our deacons). Their son was also in the choir...dressed as a 30's gangster!
One of our elders, Dan, also came tonight. And sitting next to us (or behind us, depending on your point-of-view) was Paul & Lynette and family.

So there you have it....Dinner Theater 2006. If you are a local, I hear there are still a few tickets available for the matinee on Sunday afternoon...get 'em while their available. And thank you to the high school choir for a wonderful evening.


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