This past weekend, The HasBrouck House hosted a very fabulous and successful fund raising event for Hands of Hope, a most wonderful medical equipment sending-to-places-in-need charity. The theme of the evening was The Phantom of the Opera. I have deliberately chosen the 2004 film version of The Phantom as I have not seen the play as of yet and utterly adore the costuming in the movie!! (want to make all of the delicious masquerade costumes!! Le Sigh!!!)
Songs and scenes from the play were chosen to re-enact for the delight of the guests and let me please just say that these young people who acted the part were beyond good. More like goose bump inducing, awe inspiring, voices of angels fabulous! The voices and talent these people have is truly a gift from God! I was blessed to be a part of the evening!!
This is going to be a very long post as I want to post as many images as I can! I do apologize. For more pictures of the evening, please look:
|Part of the cast.|
|Aubrielle Holly as Christine|
|Obadiah Neasham as The Phantom|
|Andy Zane as Raoul|
|David as Sword Fighting Raoul|
|Sandra Shreffler as La Carlotta|
|Reuben Santisteven as Maestro|
|Ken and Chick as the new Paris Opera owners|
|Autumn Tustin as Meg Giry|
|Me as Madame Giry|
I got to revive my 1886 Mourning Gown for the role...I even had a line! Ha!!!
"Christine Daee can sing it Monsieur! She has been learning from a great teacher!" Said in a very sad French accent....But I delivered it in a clear voice with no trembling and most importantly...I remembered it! hahahahahaha!!! It was fun as I am usually in the wings of a play making sure costumes are on properly, bow ties are straight, petticoats are not showing and hair is nicely coiffed!
Speaking of hair, I was rather pleased with how mine turned out. After watching the movie again, I saw how Madame Giry liked braids. My hair was not long enough to have a single long braided plait down the side of my head, but that's ok...maybe in a year I'll have long enough hair!
I also got to wear my Demeter goddess of the Harvest masquerade dress again. I even went to Sally salon store and purchased some gold eyeshadow that when wet becomes a lovely cream. I used the on my eyelids and then basically all over my face to give the illusion of being a goddess! I also spray painted my wheat circlet gold....
The mask was a happy find at Hobby Lobby! I sooooo did not have the time or inlking to make a new one so this one came to the rescue! Gold spray paint was used to carry on the gold look.
This was a fun shot. Madame Giry defending Christine from The Phantom....I wonder if she was just tired of his lurking?
Demeter and Persephone. Mom hadn't worn this dress in years and it looked so fabulous on her! It is even the color of pomegranates!
Another picture of Mama. She looked so elegant in her opera gown!
I love this picture! She looks like one of those gorgeous actresses from the Edwardian era!
Below are some of the really lovely decorations that carried on the Phantom theme of the evening! There was so much attention to detail for this evening!
This was such a wonderfully fun evening! I so cannot wait for the next event at The HasBrouck House!