For the last several months, my girls have been fortunate enough to be part of a stellar group of youth singers and dancers, choreographed and trained by the lovely director and producers of the Coast Kids Theatre Group in Roger & Hammerstein’s, “Cinderella”! Cast predominantly as mice, the girls had so much fun learning their parts and participating as the whole production came together like clockwork.
So, as time marched on towards the opening weekend, we were first excited to donate a couple dozen glass slipper cookies to the very special matinee performance, which included, “Tea with Cinderella”, oh what fun! While delivering the cookies, so many of the talented players asked with wide, hopeful eyes, “Are those for us?” … A question that only lead to a greater one? Could we pull it off? Add another 100 cookies to our already busy, busy docket?
The answer was a yes (mostly because Elaine, baked all of the cookies in one day while I had an extra volunteer thing at the kids’ school (not to mention tech night rehearsals, if only there was an oven at the Star Theatre)) … But all jokes aside, and in the spirit of those fastidious mice, by the time the icing and chunky sugar had dried on the very last glass slipper cookie, we truly felt an awful lot like Cinderella’s dear friends – “Work, work, work, she’ll never get her dress done on time,” – but luckily we did, and the payoff was worth it, both casts of the production really enjoyed their special glass slipper cookie treats, individually wrapped to boot, and that’s a wrap! – April