Monday, February 18, 2008

Broadway Center Stage

George took these shots for me weekend before last at the Saturday night performance of the Broadway musical revue I choreographed for Marshall High School's choirs. Still photos can't do justice to singing and dancing, but at least you'll get a flavor of the evening. These are some talented kids!
The opening number: "Lullaby of Broadway"
Chelsea and Ross: hosts for the evening
"You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" from Annie
"Adelaide's Lament" from Guy's and Dolls. "A poyson can develop a cowold." She was adorable.
Ah, the infamous jazz square. Can't have a proper Broadway show without a few of those tossed in. This shot and the next two are from "Give My Regards to Broadway."

The soft shoe section of the song.

Austin sings the solo.
"Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun.
Haley and Willisa

"Memory" from Cats. Not an easy song, and Cassie nailed it.
"Popular" from Wicked. These girls are freshman, and boy did they sparkle. Impressive.
"And All That Jazz" from Chicago
"Ol' Man River" from Show Boat. Carlos loves to perform. He lit up the stage all evening.
"Hair" from Hair. Notice how they're flinging their, um, hair. Fun and entertaining number. Definitely on the lighter side.
Callie and Chris perform "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera. They were wonderful. And cute.
The Finale: "If They Could See Me Now" & "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Sandi Parks, the choral director, and I taking our bow. We may have been tired, but we weren't blurry. George had the camera on the wrong setting. :)

And that's all, folks.

A Missionary to America. A Personal Hero.

I took the following photos at the ordination and consecration of Philip Jones by The Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda to serve as a Bishop to the Anglican Mission in the Americas.
Rwandan women in national dress.

Anglican clergy. The worship was deeply moving.
The lectern.

The Rt. Rev. Charles H. Murphy, III, delivering his sermon, which was inspiring, convicting, and seasoned with the perfect amount of wry humor.

Archbishop, Emmanuel Kolini, examines the three Bishops-elect. Philip is in the middle.
Rwandan attendees sing a worship song in their native tongue.
One of the verses.

Part of the Marshall, TX, contingent with Philip after the ordination. Jacob, George, me, the Dowds, the Johnsons, and the Staggers.

Philip was the Episcopal priest at Trinity when Jacob nearly drowned on a school outing. He was also the one who dove into the lake, found Jacob on the bottom, and pulled him out. Here he is saying, "God has a plan for your life, Jacob, and a plan for my life, too."
The ring placed on Philip's finger at ordination. "'On that day,' declares the Lord of hosts, . . . 'I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you.'" Haggai 2:23.

Go in peace, Philip, to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia.