Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cascade Kudos

The kids and I saw A Cascade Christmas on Wednesday morning. We had front-row seats at the second show that day with the Redding HomeSchool Network and 900 schoolkids.

The entire cast had already danced and sung for an hour and a half. All I could think was: "They have to do the show TWICE in the course of 3 hours??!! You'd have to scrape me up off the floor!"

But James Santos and The Dance Project company delivered a spectacular show -- as always. The entire cast gave 100% -- their energy never seemed to falter or ebb. The production is great fun and the costumes are a feast for the eyes.

Cindy Sumsion is the costume designer for the Dance Project and she has done a spectacular job creating Victorian dresses, 40's-style chiffon numbers in ice cream colors, and a whole host of eye-catching ensembles.

In addition to being brilliant with costumes, Sumsion has many fans in the cast -- the December issue of Enjoy Magazine features a profile of this remarkable lady. It's good reading that sheds some light on just how The Dance Project pulls off such professional, lively productions year after year.

A Cascade Christmas runs through Saturday night - what a lovely way to kick-off the Christmas Season. Tickets available at the Cascade Website.

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