In preparation for “The Prom,” there were several things I, as a mother, had to do. In addition to making sure there was enough money in my checking account to cover the tux, the limo, the flowers and the ticket, I had to learn how to tie a real bow tie.
This is why I think YouTube was invented. I practiced on my son. I practiced on myself and I even practiced on a stuffed penguin. I found it easiest to tie it on myself but that wasn’t what I needed to learn. After SEVERAL attempts I got the hang of it (kind of), but made sure we had a slip-on bow tie handy just in case.
I also did research about what side the boutonnière was worn on and what wrist a corsage was usually worn on. I conferred with my son’s date’s mother about flower colors and had her daughter send me a photo of The Dress so I could match the ribbon color to it.
At this writing “The Prom” has yet to take place, but when I saw my 6-foot-plus-tall son try on his white dinner jacket and black pants (James Bond style), it took my breath away. Wasn’t he just wearing feet pajamas a few moments ago? I’ll let you know how I made out with the bow tie next week …
Happy Sweet Sixteenth birthday to Miss Alyssa Devers of Manorville who turned 16 on May 30. She will celebrate in style at a special party this coming weekend. Alyssa is the daughter of Kevin and Joanne Devers and a student at the Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School.
The ESM Theatre Department and the Senior Acting Workshop Class presented the senior showcase, “A Night of Scenes,” in the Black Box Theatre at the high school on May 30. The performances were directed and produced by Toni Caracci and members of the senior class.
Congratulations to the following seniors on a great job: Thomas Brey, Scott Cavallo, Joe Colasuonno, Jennifer Dallego, Jenna DiBlanda, Darci Ellis, Devin Gianfalla, Meghan Hennessy, James Himmelmann, Tim Kohn, Perry Ladouceur, Caitlin McCarthy, Jennifer Navarrete, Emily Negron, Jordan Pfluke, Casey Pitcher, Patience Reilly, Brian Rocha, Samantha Rodriguez, Shelby Rosen, Alexandra Stanco, Jeanine Tamargo, Brittany Tesoriero, Daniella Torrillo and Mike Vultaggio.
The 11th annual Teeny Awards sponsored by the East End Arts Council will be held this Sunday, June 9, starting at 3 p.m., over at Southold High School, 420 Oakland Avenue, Southold, Several students from ESM have been nominated to receive a Teeny Award.
Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7, to be considered “in advance.” Call the East End Arts Council at (631) 727-0900 or visit their website at www.eastendarts.org to purchase tickets. Best of luck to all nominees!