Other than its meteorological failings however, the production was a huge success. Particularly measured against a week of set disasters that threatened to turn the entire show into an episode of This Old House, the Musical.
In our house, however, the seventh-grade stage manager assured us that she was blameless, mostly.
"It's not my fault that the chair broke," she said. "Well, actually three chairs broke. But the only thing I broke was the angel on top of the Christmas tree."
But, as the old show biz adage goes, there isn't a broken chair in the world that can upstage singing orphans, as long as no one sits in it.
from the Kamikaze girl archives: Whoever came up with the idea that creativity in children should be encouraged probably didn't have 11-year-old girls