Monday, May 9, 2011

All I Ask of You...

Mother's Day Eve dinner outside at Lord Fletcher's, sleeping in, breakfast in bed, Phantom of the Opera, an early evening workout, capped off with Star Jones getting fired from Celebrity Apprentice...Mother's Day 2011 was a great day!

Truly the highlight was the Rowe family attending Minnetonka High School Theater Department's Minnesota premier of "The Phantom of the Opera." Now I hear you skeptics saying, "You went to see a high school play for Mother's Day? And your child wasn't even in it?" Rest assured, this was no ordinary high school play and Minnetonka Theater does not have an ordinary high school theater department. A few years ago they did "Les Miserables" and it was reviewed by local credible theater critics as being "Broadway worthy." It even won the right to travel to Scotland to be a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Anyway, Phantom had a lot to live up to. But in true Minnetonka Theater style it surpassed expectations. The set was spectacular with the necessary chandlier and the eerie Phantom's underground lair. The singing was superb with the whole cast having wonderful voices. The female lead for Christine has been studying opera for the past few years. In preparation for this role? Who knows, don't underestimate Minnetonka Theater's department!

The whole family enjoyed the show, but as you can see from the picture, Bella was a little timid around the Phantom. Hey, who wouldn't be?

The only problem of the day was me worrying about Bella's implant batteries running out during the show. I had heard the new N5 rechargeable batteries should last 2 days, but you never really know until you try it out. The problem was that I didn't pack her back up batteries in case they ran out. Great news was that they didn't run out even with the loud music. When I got home and checked how much battery power they still had, one had half left and one had 3/4 battery life left. We might be able to even get 3 days of battery life out of her new rechargeables.

Great job again, Minnetonka Theater!! Bravissimo!

1 comment:

  1. They must have incredible fundraising support for their costumes and stage props, etc! WOW!

    That's awesome!

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