Saturday, May 1, 2010

Talent Is in the Eye of the Beholder

What a night at ye olde talent show! I laughed so hard my face was bright red when I got home. (No picture, sorry.) But I have LOTS of other pictures...and a video, too, as per the request made by several of you yesterday. I aim to please. =)

The show opened with a well-named band...
Ampersandman. (Gotta love it!)

Next up was a classical guitar solo,

Followed by a pair worthy of Dancing with the Stars

And a hula expert who is definitely ready for primetime.

Loved this Fiona Apple-ish performance,

And so did the satisfyingly large audience.

A bingo break was much appreciated by all,

As were the impressive artistic talents expressed.

This dude photographs the stars,

While this one makes the coolest comics ever.

And Christina Sheehan channels Rembrandt...

just as Trina Terry makes of childhood a masterpiece.

Back to the show, where Cry Me a River took an odd turn,

And a French song was crooned by un homme tres beau...

While la belle Juliet (as in Romeo and) rocked the house,

And the mimed.

This hunk of heart throb wowed the ladies

And these hunks of hysteria-inducing humanity wowed

Meanwhile, the crust(s) on this twin sandwich will soon wow
England and Scotland...on their missions!

(I didn't get good photos of the pianists because the piano was too tall,
but Josh and Michael were both terrific.)

***TO THE PERFORMERS: Hope I got everybody. If not, forgive me...I tried!!

And last but certainly not least:

Okay now, you're going to have to be a little bit patient with this video, because the emcees say a few words before introducing our Monta Vista Ward Mermen. You'll stare at the curtain for a few extra seconds before they make their big entrance, but I promise the wait will be worth your while. Or you can skip past it if you're in a hurry, to 1:35 on the counter. (By the way, my charming husband is on the far right.)

Enjoy, my friends! (heehee)



Karen said...

Thanks for the video but i couldn't get it to play. I will try back and maybe it will work.

It looks like all was sucessful - what a fun night!

Sue said...

Sorry, Karen. All fixed!


NBlake said...

Funny. I am so proud to call that man my brother in law. He and Jordan should get together for some interpretive dance. :)

The crazy Shaw Family said...

Holy hysterical, Batman! My sons thought I had lost my mind I was laughing so hard! Thanks for sharing!

Terresa said...

The hula dancing bit looked fun! (My cousin & her husband hula, it's a treat whenever we catch them in their moves!)

Happy May Day to you, too!

KC Mom said...

THAT was awesome! Our youth are supposed to be putting on a variety show in July and I will have to show them this!

Three Score and Ten or more said...

We get a new Bishop tomorrow. I wonder, if I showed him this, if he and his new counselors (with the Elders quorum presidency} could be convinced to "break the ice" in this manner. It would be an interesting start.

Em said...

1. this makes me miss serving in the single's ward.

2. hilarious video.

3. swim caps and black swim suits-i have no words.

4. good thing brennan wasn't there to pull the table cloth off and break the items on it.

Darlene said...

I'm ao glad. Sue, that you got your video hookup working. The video was hysterical!! I love that Dave and his gang were so uninhibited. The audience were so appreciative, and we appreciated it too! Just wish we had been there to enjoy the whole show. From the pictures, it looks like you got a lot of great talent to participate. You never know with young people whether they will be willing to perform! It must have been a very successful evening and you and Dave are to be contratulated!!!! So CONGRATULATIONS.

Jill said...

Hysterical. Oh my.

Roy Avondet said...

Tell Dave to stick to golf, although his technique is quite impressive.

Snarky Belle said...

Thank you so much for the laughs! That was great. Super cool, "real" people...I really believe that can make or break a singles' ward!! Nicely done.

Cherie said...

This looks like it was a very successful and fun - not to mention very funny night!
Love it!! And good job capturing all the performers :D

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Looks like you guys had fun. You know, some people have too much time on their hands. LOL Thanks for the laugh.

Jess said...

So, so funny- the hilarious kind where the snort-laugh occurs

karen said...

BRAVO!! It looks like it was a successful night - you have a lot of talent up there! What a fun bunch of kids in your ward! Whoever thought up your husband's skit is a genius.

Karen said...

What a great bunch! I loved it. Thanks for fixing it.

Just ME the MOM said...

ampersand is the coolest name ever!

Lots of great photos, must have been quite the show :)


Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!! That was So awesome! Oh my gracious I was laughing.
Now that's what I call a REAL group of men!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

It looks like you guys had a GREAT time! The video was hilarious! What a clever skit idea! What a fun group!

Amy said...

Oh that was too funny! it looks like it was so much fun. I was trying to nurse my baby while watching the schyronized swimmers and she wanted to see why I was laughing. Quite the experience,I tell you what.

Heather Anderson said...

Was that guy on the right Bill Murray?

Marianne said...

You are kidding me! Loved this! what a fun night. I didn't know you were in the singles lucky for all of them!

Braden said...

How fun! I love these kind of big ward things. Looks like a blast.

Lisalulu said...

I finally had a moment to watch, he-lar-re-ous. So fun for a great night of togetherness. and a WAY cool Bishop

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