|The Pickering Ward Roadshow Cast|
This has to be the first Ward roadshow in 50 years that I didn't either write or perform in. That has to be some sort of record. I was sorry not to be a part of it, but watching it was a lot of fun, too!
The adorable script, based on the importance of doing Family History was conjured up by a remarkably talented team of Ward members.
|Assistant Director Andy and Director Adria share a moment backstage|
There was a lot of music from Queen, with a few changes, like the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, which became:
IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER TO ME. TO ME.
GREAT-GRANDMA.I’M A BUSY MANGOT THE TV ON INSTEADI’M REAL SORRY YOU’RE ALL DEAD.GREAT-GRANDMAMY LIFE’S GOING ONI DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY
|The Peery family got into the spirit of the thing|
|Jonas loved being a Lamanite|
|These beautiful pilgrims could be sisters|
|More ferocious pirates!|
|Heather the pirate takes center stage!|
I’M A PIRATE NAMED SMEE
AND I WANT TO BREAK FREE
I WANT TO BREAK FREE FROM ME LIES, WAS SO SELF-SATISFIED
I DIDN’T NEED YER,
BUT I DO TO BE FREE.
|Beautiful ladies! I love that Sister Anderson has her missionary name tag on top of her costume!|
|This group of Lamanites was seen hanging out in the Stake Center courtyard|
We are the Lamanites
We're in your family tree!
|Have I mentioned recently how much I love all these people?|
|One of the Gangstas!|
PUTTIN’ FAMILY FIRST WAS OUR CREED.
TILL MOE HERE LET THE BULLETS RIP
AND PUT US ALL TO SLEEP.
AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.
|These gangsters brought down the house!|
HEY HE GOT ME TOO!
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.
|Here's the Gangster Big Finish!|
|All the time travelers together onstage|
|Our beautiful Pilgrims perform|
ELIJAH SAID YOU’VE GOT TO TURN YOUR HEART TOWARD ME,
TOWARD ME, TOWARD ME!!
|Our Pilgrim sisters looking very much like the Three Little Maids from Gilbert and Sullivan fame in this shot|
|Practically Perfect Pilgrims (In Every Way)|
|My friend Evangeline wows the audience!|
|Evangeline was wonderful onstage|
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN GO ON WITH YOUR LIFE?
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN IGNORE US BECAUSE WE’VE ALL DIED?
OH BABY. CAN’T DO THIS TO US BABY.
JUST GOT TO GET OUT. JUST GOT TO GET RIGHT OUTTA HERE.
|Mark and Queen Meredith|
|Julius, a very handsome Roman Soldier, greets James, the very handsome narrator|
|I didn't know Romans wore shorts and Nikes with their armor. Cool.|
|I think the costuming was superb|
|I want that dress. And a crown. And maybe the Roman too.|
|Rocking to the music of Queen|
It just doesn't get any better!
|Sing it, Sisters!|
FAMILIES GO ON AND ON AND ON
|We are the Champions, My Friends!|
DON'T STOP ME NOW!
I’M LOGGING INTO MY FAMILY SEARCH
LIKE A GRANDMA FINDING NAMES IS MY SPECIALTY
I’M A SEARCH ENGINE READY TO RELOAD
LIKE A PILGRIM YEAH
I’M GONNA GO GO GO
THERE’S NO STOPPING ME!
APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!