after opening night the principals had a sleepover at toddville. that morning, max and i had a quick ten minute photoshoot out on the dock…
thanks to fb here are some great pics… (provided by john gladu, mike gladu, and jacqueline kopra)
we seniors had an emotional but amazing final performance…
Even though we all had to say bye to Kevin on Saturday…
… i get to see him this week when i go to…
… when i audition for the…
i’ll be back on saturday!
Dear Cast and Crew of Grease, have a fantastic opening! I’m so excited to get an audience in. We have a great show and I’m so proud of us all.
Dear Proffesional Theatre, if this is what you feel like, I’m beyond excited for my career to begin.
Dear me, you’re going to be in NY next week!!!
Dear MacKenzie and Cornelius, you two are too much fun. Love yall!
Dear you, come to Grease. Call 281-480-1617 or visit http://www.bahbt.org for tickets. Watch this too.
Dear Bobby and BJ (my dogs), thank you for always being happy to see us when we get home. I love seeing your wagging tails after a long and tiring day.
Dear J Pam and Jacqueline Kopra, thank you for capturing photos during dress rehearsals. I’m having a blast onstage, but do miss taking some photos.
Dear Mommy, thanks for always giving me cute costumes. You spoil me rotten. I hope I don’t complain when people other than you start costuming me!
Dear Avery and Emmaline, it was lovely chatting with you on Skype today. I miss you both so much!
Final Thoughts, Come see Grease this weekend. It is gonna be loads of fun. I promise you will love love love it!
We’re in the midst of tech rehearsals for Grease right now. The process is VERY slow. We start. We stop. We start. We stop. People are getting injured. People are getting sick. We add in mics. We add in wigs. We fix spacing. We change this. We move that. Its a constant cycle of block, notes, wait. I watch the dances I’m not in and run and give notes from Kevin and I as we stop. Everyone mostly has all their costumes. The sets are all ready. Everything is SLOWLY coming together, quite nicely I might add.
Even though the tech process is much slower than many of us are used to and we’re all very tired, I am absolutely loving the experience. I feel like I’m in a professional theatre working with professional people. I can just see what 10 of 12s are going to be like. I can see what being an assistant choreographer is going to be like. I can just see what the real world is going to like. I’m in love with the theatre. It is what I was meant to do.
For most of my life I’ve mainly only performed musicals in our small studio setting. Performing on a big stage with mics, big sets, and a beyond incredible cast of performers is just a pure joy. Kevin is the reason for all of this brilliance.
Well I’ll leave you with this commercial clip I made for YouTube. BUY TICKETS!
Yesterday I had part I of my photoshoot with Rose. We got lost so many times that by the time we got to a photo worthy place, we didn’t have much light eft. Therefor their will be a part II to her shoot. Since we had lots of time in the car. We talked about everything! But on the way home, the main focus of conversation was Kenzie. We talked about the accident, what little I remember, the funeral, Cara’s tribute piece, the vocal concert, memories… Pretty much everything Kenzie related. (We were stuck in a lot of traffic so we had lots of time to talk.) The care that Rose drives is the exact same model as the car Kenzie drove us in. Memories from car rides flooded my mind. I remember when Kenzie would take us home after a long day of rehearsal, she would always take the longest way to get home so we would have more time to talk or to blare out our favorite songs. They’re all such very fond memories…
Rose is such a dear friend. During RDA I had a few breakdowns and she was always there beside me to scratch my back and tell me everything was aright. There was a girl at RDA that we all agreed looked a lot like Makenzie. She was in the IBC piece with Aaron and Travis. Rose, Madi, and I asked Aaron if we could be introduced to her. Close to tears we all went up to the girl, Carlie, and said hello. She was so sweet to let us hug her. As I hugged her I honestly wasn’t going to let go if she hadn’t pulled away.
Yesterday Rose and I talked about how Makenzie will always be apart of us, no matter where we go or what we do. I know that with all my heart. Its just in those breakdowns I have when I miss her warm smile and glittery eyes.
I woke up today not knowing what was in store.
I got up. Ate some breakfast. Schoolwork and more.
The day seemed dull. I felt the feeling of sorrow.
My thoughts brightened when I realized I would see you tomorrow.
(Writing a poem was on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days list!)
photo by nancy shanks
A year ago today I posted my first blog post. At the time, I had no idea if I was going to be able to keep up a blog, but I’m so glad that I have.
Here’s to one year or blogging and hopefully many more!