Grace in Grease

Stagecoach performing Grease

Stagecoach performing Grease

Our friend and neighbour Grace was attending Stagecoach drama school for a week, and her mother Maria asked if we’d like to come along and see their version of Grease. Absolutely!

It was impressive to see how much the four to eighteen year old kids had learnt during only a week. The play was really well performed with great gusto, great songs and excellent dancing by all the children. It was a joy to watch, and I should think that every single of the parents in attendance felt extremely proud of their offspring. They should – I felt very proud of Grace, and I’m not even blood related to her. But she was just so good!

Grace after the show

Grace after the show

In this day and age where we read in the papers every week about another idiotic “no photography” rule, it was a joy to see parents and friends find their cameras and video recorders. With maybe 80 people in the audience, I counted at least 15 cameras and 10 video cameras. Hopefully there has already been many showings of the budding stars already.

I went to the back of the small room and tried to find a spot where I could shoot over the heads of most of the audience with my 70-200mm zoom.  It worked somewhat – most of the shots have audience heads peeking up over the actors’ feet, but other than crouching down right in front of the stage, I don’t see how that could have been avoided.  Despite the spotlights, the light levels were low (a typical exposure was ISO 2800 at f/2.8  and 1/100 sec).

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4 comments

  1. Kære Tomas
    Åh det er den rockopera (eller hvad det hedder) som du har fortalt så meget om. Her er da billeder med liv! Får jeg ve lejlighed mulighed for at se et par billeder af Grace? Måske på Phosee?
    Også disse lægger jeg op på min facebook.
    Kærlig hilsen
    John

  2. – Nå, det må vel være Grace på begge billeder.Men hvorfor briller på det ene kun?
    Kh
    John

    • Kære far,

      Tusind tak for de venlige ord. Choreografen havde desværre placeret Grace bagest på scenen, så den dansende pige er en af hendes veninder. Brillerne var en del af showet – alle kor pigerne havde pink briller og kor drengene lyse blå. Billedet af Grace er fra efter forestillingen mens hun spejlede sig i beundring.

  3. Onsdag aften 25-08-2010 Tusind tak for en god forklaring. Jeg ledte efter bryllupsbilleder, fandt stadig ingen og endte igen med Grace.
    Jeg holder så meget af hende, ikke mindst efter havd du har fortalt om hende.
    Jeg vil ikke tøve med at udnævne Grace til dit bedste i år og mit yndlings. Og der er jo mange gode at vælge imellem.
    Venter spændt på nyt om bryllup.
    Jeg har i dag lagt fire serier på phosee. Blandt andet en serie af Sis! Det hele handler om fotoshop eller kun kamera. Pokkers meget arbejde! Pokkers lang tid! Og tror du du sure eller søde kommentatorer gad give mig en komentar? Gider du?
    Mange hilsner
    John

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