Thursday, April 11, 2013

Do redheads (a.k.a gingers) have more fun??

This one definitely is.

Now, you can judge me if you want for coloring my kid's hair--that's okay--but here's the story. Mia, as I posted back here, played Ariel in her school's production of The Little Mermaid Jr. A red wig was brought in for her to wear, but according to her, it was "HIDEOUS!" The directors agreed with her. The idea was given to dye Mia's hair red using the wash-in, wash-out foam. Trouble is, the hair has to be soaked in conditioner first, and this would have to have been done before every performance.

I figured that would be a pain in the butt. So we used a semi-permanent hair color instead. (One that gradually washes out over 6 weeks or so). It's L'Oreal Healthy Look 6R Reddish Brown to be exact. And it turned out better than I imagined. She has had TONS of compliments.

Fast forward to the day after her Ariel gig ended. She had an audition for Fiddler on the Roof at the big community theater in our area, and of course, her hair was still red.

I turned in a BLONDE headshot. I wondered about the red hair in comparison to the headshot, but not for long. Because she scored a callback. This happened during the time Jeff's dad got really sick and went to the hospital. A few days later, he'd been put on hospice care, and we got a call that Mia was offered the role of Bielke, Tevye's youngest daughter!! This was such a huge bright spot in an otherwise very difficult week. It gave Jeff a lot of happiness and really brightened up his entire week--that can't be understated.

Monday night of this week, Mia had her first Fiddler cast meeting, where she was introduced with the oldest sister as "our two redheads!!" with great excitement by the director. I sat there and thought, "Uh oh." I told the director Mia is really blonde, and she was surprised. She said Mia is "an adorable redhead."

She was cast as a redhead, and blonde is a no-go. You know what they say about "look" being a big part of casting? It's true.

Of course, we are not giving up the role of Bielke--so the red is here to stay until Fiddler is over in July. Miss Mia is not unhappy about it, either.

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