Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Hills Are Alive . . .

One of our friends attends San Jacinto College Central in Pasedena, Texas. She (Stacy) is in the music/theatre program. Last weekend we attended a play they did of The Sound of Music.
Stacy played a nun obviously. More specifically, she was Sister Margaretta (for you Sound of Music enthusiasts). I snapped this picture right before the play started.
They didn't say there wasn't supposed to be photography during the performance, so I just turned off the flash and snapped this one of some of the nuns. Stacy's the one on the left. She did wonderfully on her singing parts. I also really like the girls' voices that played Maria and Leisl.
We actually had a pretty good turn-out. There were several from our FHE group, ward, and even Aunt Maylene, Uncle Darrell, and Lance came! It was a fun group.

video
I had to stick this video on there. This was during our family's Hawaii trip in December of 2004. Many years ago in Hawaii, my parents were hiking Haleakala crater on Maui with a bunch of boys. My dad was a coordinator for a program that sent teenage boys to Hawaii to pick pineapple during the summer. Anyway, on this hike, when they neared the top, my dad busts out singing "The Hills Are Alive . . . " in his best soprano range (which is pretty good). It's been entertaining to the family ever since then. Since we were visiting Maui again, it seemed appropriate to have him sing it. We added our own theatric elements and Susannah cut and edited everything together with the sound and all to make what you see here. I was too lazy to to try to get that chunk of video uploaded somehow, so I just played it on the DVD player and videoed it with my little Cannon PowerShot. That could explain the quality.

6 comments:

Tyler Bushman said...

You guys are stinking awesome. That was the funniest video at the end. Too bad Dallas isn't closer. Whitney and I need our dose of Alona and Susannah.

Bushmwc said...

That is great! I love that "other" Wendy! I just came on to play "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" for my girls. I have been singing it all day and they wanted to hear it. We got two moments of joy from your blog today. Thanks! : )

Bushmwc said...

Lauren asked if Jeff had really played Maria--it is one of our favorite movies. When he retires, he's got something to fall back on. W.

valerie said...

I left to go pick up kids right after watching your dad's amazing performance. I shocked my baby (and anyone else close by in my neighborhood) when I burst out into song while buckling him in his seat in our garage. It was inspiring!! The video, I mean. My own singing was only embarrassing. . .

Kristal said...

Alona! I don't think you understand how soaking happy this post makes me! And the timing couldn't be better! On our disneyland trip this last week, we sang the hills are alive about 200x! And the "ahhh ahh ahh ahh" after was done by my neice, and it sounded JUST like your dad's version! That's hilarious! I've said it before and I'm gunna say it again! I WANT TO bE A BUSHMAN (or a Miller)

mom said...

You know how to cheer me up.