Monday, August 16, 2010

Will Getting Wigged for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Wolf Trap

Will is performing this weekend as a member of the Arlington Children's Chorus at Wolf Trap in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (review here).  Will loves to sing and he has had a variety of performance experience but this was, by his own report, his biggest challenge.  He was on stage extensively during the three hour opera.  It is his most professional stage experience.  He had a wig (including fiber optics in his hair), makeup and a custom made costume(!).

I attended the matinee performance today, and had a chance to see and photograph the kids getting made up and 'wigged'.  It was a complicated affair, at least to me, with several steps including a white base, tying the hair down to better accept a wig, putting a sort of stocking cap on, then the wig, then blush and lipstick(!).  Will still looked a lot like Will after all the machinations but some of the other kids were completely unrecognizable!

He has one more performance on Tuesday, and continues to enjoy the performances, in spite of the late nights.  I do agree with the WaPo review, especially in wondering why Hermia would have the hots for a guy in long shorts and knee socks. 

More photos to come...

1 comment:

Tehan said...

good job, will! you are a star!!!