Dinner theatre

Last night we were treated to a 15 minute world premiere of an original production of “You Must Be Talking,” a musical in one act. (I am not kidding about the 15 minutes: This has been edited down a lot. A LOT.) I would say more, but I think at this point I will just let the work speak for itself.

Highlights: “little tiny nose” at 2:16, taste-testing at 2:37, and the cryptic (but oh-so essential to the plot, methinks) very last line. Oh, and the wardrobe. The authentic yogurt-staining on the costume really helped set the scene for me, and made me feel like I was right there in that country with the pigs and the dinosaurs.

So without further ado, I invite you to sit back and enjoy the show.

Dinner theatre from racher on Vimeo.


1 Andrew { 01.24.11 at 11:57 am }

I particularly like how she leaves the ending open for a sequel with the multi-valent line, “You have a rabbit?” to conclude the production. I can’t wait until the sequel to the dinosaur and pig musical to see where the rabbits fit in!

2 Anjie { 01.24.11 at 6:05 pm }

Bravo! I am intrigued, though, by her attachment to the “you must be” phrase. Is that something she says all the time now or just the creative genius behind this particular production? What a kid you’ve got!

3 Carol { 01.24.11 at 9:11 pm }

You must be have your eyes open and you must be talking…and you must be a baby! Love those alalalalals. Rosie Mae is an artistic genus!

4 Rachel D { 01.24.11 at 10:35 pm }

I have so many comments! I will try to keep it brief.
First, we have been feeling sad at our house that our little girl is on the verge of talking in real words and probably won’t be doing her adorable babbling anymore. I’m so glad that even big kids babble!
Second, was Rosie tired during this musical? I’m just curious because it reminds me of the sort of loopy/tired toddler we see at our house. But if she was tired I am really really impressed with how much energy she must have when going full speed.
Third, I’m fascinated by the things that are most salient in Rosie’s world: dinosaurs, tiny noses, big guys, rabbits, talking, “you must”.
Fourth, I remember feeling when I was an older kid that I didn’t know how adults had so much to talk about. I thought it would be really cool to have enough things to say to make up a whole conversation. I can remember having these kind of nonsense conversations when I was by myself just to see what it felt like to talk that much.
Finally (I’ll wrap it up): “It’sh yogurt” sounds EXACTLY like you Racher. (Or at least you when you do your little kid impression.)
Oh, and a question. Where was Noah during the musical? What does he think of Rosie’s performances?

5 racher { 01.25.11 at 10:45 pm }

1. Ladasha will babble still, I promise. Even long after you wish she would stop. Even if it’s not real babble, it will be its own version of cute, like when she calls washcloths “fafwash.”

2. She was pretty tired, I guess. But I think she was jazzed up from all the attention she was getting. I have NO idea where she gets that from.

3. Yeah. We don’t know where that stuff comes from.

4. I TOTALLY did the same thing. Also, I yearned to have words to type on a keyboard. I would clickety clack away, pretending to be writing something very long and very important. Foreshadowing, obviously!

5. Noah watched the first five minutes, and then he went and got a book. He thinks she’s cute, but that feeling goes down exponentially for each 10 minute increment she filibusters.

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