Raider said having the musicians on stage wasn't really that big of a deal as far as a concept.
"I think it's going to work out fine," she said. "I think the stage is going to be deep enough."
But they did have to forgo backdrops on the stage in favor of "portals," or pathways the dancers could use to get around.
They also had to do something with the musicians.
"We decided to make it fun for the kids and let them be part of it all," Cooke said.
So, they put them in costume -- complete with powdered wigs.
"We were trying to make it, like, you know Cinderella's time," Cooke laughed.
However coming up with the wigs was kind of out of Cooke's area of expertise. So, the youth orchestra left that up to Raider.
"I don't know where she got them," Cooke said.
Raider acknowledged that getting powdered wigs isn't the easiest thing in the world -- at least, getting them in bulk.
"Who keeps 50 powdered wigs in stock?" She asked.
It turned out a company in Virginia called Theater House was able to come up with them.
The kids in wigs is a fun look, she said, and the music and dance together will make a fine show.
Because of the rough winter, Raider said they're trying to adapt for the audience. Usually, the daytime show is for school audiences only, but with the bad weather and water problems, they're opening the 10 a.m. performance to the public.
"The show is appropriate for all ages," she said. "Groups like daycares could come and get a group rate or even single tickets the day of the show.
"We have a lot of space and would love to see people come out."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.