The Roadshow


Our Stake decided that for this year’s annual Pioneer Day celebration on July 24th we would have a roadshow. Seven wards combined to produce a 5 skit program starring the youth. As you can imagine it was A LOT OF WORK.

But it was a smashing success! After hours of preparing, planning, set-designing, costuming, choreographing, singing, rehearsing, and fine-tuning, our ward’s Young Women and Young Men presented a fun and entertaining show. A well-written script was definitely the key. And the rest of the skits were well-done, too. All of them awkward and silly, but fun to watch. I sat there thinking that it came together much better than I anticipated. It seemed to be worth all the fuss.

Since Colin is our ward’s Young Men’s President, he was involved up to his eyeballs. I somehow got roped into helping one girl memorize her lines which got off to a rocky start but ended with a bang! She nailed her lines. I couldn’t have been prouder. Warren and Madeline enjoyed the extra rehearsal time they got to sit in on where they were able to learn all the ninja fight scenes (you had to be there) and awesome dance moves.

I’m glad that it became a family affair. If nothing else, it gave us all an opportunity to memorize the moral of the roadshow:

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

“Remember, only you can prevent evil, and ninja armies, from taking over the world!”

3 thoughts on “The Roadshow”

  1. That kicks hand! When I saw your post title, I thought, “No way she means the old-school Mormon production kind of roadshow.” But you did! I have very fond memories of accompanying my mom to roadshow rehearsals and also performing in the last roadshow the SB stake did when I was in YW. I’m glad they brought it back, and that it lived up to the tradition of overworking the leaders and being fun anyway.

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