Long time readers probably know by now that my family lives near Walnut Grove of “Little House” fame and that my girls have acted in a local outdoor play (The Wilder Pageant) about the Ingalls family’s time in our area since they were little.
Anna started acting in the pageant when she was four years old!
And some of you may remember the drama around Victoria and her “crazy hat” last year (she’s wearing another crazy hat this year, much to the dismay of that same girl!).
The girls are now in their 7th year in the pageant, Daddy is in his sixth, and this year marks Jack’s first year in it.
Last night was opening night, so Alex and I headed out with Grandma and Grandpa to see the show.
Here’s a few pics of my wonderful actors and the show.
(Apologies for the terrible quality of the photos! I was using Victoria’s fancy camera and I really only know how to point and shoot!)
Before the show
Jack got a little distracted by seeing me and the audience (over a thousand!) at first but then got into the swing of things
The Ingalls Family arrives
Reverend Alden (my hubby) leads a prayer
Jack was just too quick in the potato sack race for me to capture him!
Victoria and Daddy (I mean Reverend Alden) help erect the church
Jack (in back) prepares to roll some hoops during the church raising
Trying to burn out the grasshoppers during the plague (thousands of oyster crackers are blown into the air as grasshoppers!)
Those rotten Oleson kids ;)
The reverend says a few words in the Christmas scene (Jack is on the far right, the girls are hidden from view)
The exciting fire scene!
In the second half, my hubby plays the mayor (at the first city meeting of Walnut Grove)
I wish I knew how to use Victoria's camera! Anna did Irish step dancing and was in the middle of the front (in blue)
Victoria (in green with the hat) dances with Laura during the town social
Anna dancing (in blue)
Jack hanging out with the other boys during the adult dance
Jack and Anna stand with their families at the end, as Laura tells what became of each family (the Olesons moved to California and Willie was blinded playing with firecrackers)
Taking a bow
My actors on stage afterwards
And being silly...
Jack, Alex and a pageant buddy
Signing autogaphs and meeting the audience
It was a great start to the new season.