Novalie spent the second week of summer at drama camp.
Off to her first morning of camp.
It went from 9-3 with classes in acting, singing and dancing. The last hour they got to swim. The first day they received their scripts and their parts in the play. The play they performed at the end of the week was The Little Mermaid Meets the Pirates of the Caribbean. Novalie was a pirate named Winnie Witch. She loved her part. She had just enough lines to make it fun and not too many to spend hours trying to memorize a whole bunch. She also had a small solo during one of the songs and a duet. My favorite part was her small solo and her line, “We’re doomed! DOOOOOOMED!” She performed it with perfection. (it was her favorite part too)
I wish I could describe how proud I am of Novalie. She amazes me! She played her part in the play with so much confidence. She said she was super nervous, but you never would have known it. She tries hard and scary things and does it with much bravery and confidence. She was clear when she spoke and she had her character down and was just so good. So good. And she had a blast! And she made new friends. Can’t ask for more than that out of a summer camp.
Her Winnie Witch costume.
Laughing at something Jack Sparrow said.
Fake fight scene.
During one of her speaking scenes.
During her duet with Elizabeth from Pirate of the Caribbean.
One of the characters yelled, “hold your tongues!” to the pirates and they all grabbed onto their tongues. Funny.
Sword fight. I didn’t get a picture, but they did a cool dance with their swords which ended with their swords forming a star. It was neat.
After the show with the girl who played Elizabeth. Novalie and her became fast friends the first day of camp and spent the rest of camp together.
Novalie’s BFF came to watch her. I wish everyone could have seen her, she was so great!
I was impressed with how the directors of this camp pulled off a great play in a week. My expectations were pretty low given the time frame, but all the kids did great! It looked like a play they had been rehearsing for months.
Novalie loved the whole experience. I am grateful that she had the opportunity to grow and learn during this past week. I think I see many more plays in her future!
The rest of summer has a lot to live up to.