Saturday, May 28, 2016

Dolly Wiggler Cabaret

Dolly Wiggler Cabaret
.... no door prize ... just a good time had by all ...
At the Dolly Wiggler Cabaret, Zoe's Glee Club performed Harry Belafonte's "Day-O", also known as the Banana Boat Song.

The choir came on stage, some shuffling, some shyly, some in mock shock, each with something held behind their backs.

On the first note of the song out from behind their back came the puppets they had created and the song began. Wyona says that Zoe is the only one who can stay in tune, though many others come close to singing around the note.

Before the show began a case worker came around the audience, finding interested parents to tell them that at the end of the performance the Glee Club would come down from the stage and do a mambo line through the audience and hopped we would join in.  Zoe was the leader of the line.  As soon as she passed us and others began joining in, we ran to find her and filed in behind her.  What our line lacked in precision, it at least had in enthusiasm.

On the way home in the car, Zoe told us in 3 words how she made the puppets: "paper, glue, paint".  It is up to you to fill in the details of the project.  I did watch her puppet performance carefully.  Her hands had no trouble making the right movements so that it looked like the puppet was really singing.

Nice performance, Zoe and as you said yourself, brave.  Brave to have led the mambo line.


1 comment:

  1. It was a very interesting evening. Zoe and the Glee Club received a standing ovation. Thank you to Tonia, Lurene, Greg, and Laura for supporting Zoe and attending.