Peeking in on Dracula Rehearsals

This weekend on my trip to Houston I was able to photograph BAHBT’s Dracula rehearsals. I didn’t get to see last years production and probably won’t be able to attend it this year as well, so it was a lot of fun getting to sit in on rehearsals. I’m so jealous of these kids. I keep thinking how much I would’ve loved to do this version of Dracula when I was in the company!

Check out the video from last year! Visit www.bahbt.org for more information on this years production.

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Singular Sensations

day 3- a picture of you and your friends

This photo was of 2 years ago when we performed the opening number of A Chorus Line for Rafa on Bway. We all had so much fun and I just adore this photo.

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Applause

I went and saw Creek’s Pop show tonight with my boy to see some of our very talented friends. It was a great night of young amazing talent. Creek definitely  knows there’s stuff. Right or Silent… love it!

Act I closed with everyone singing a medley of NY and theatre related songs. In it was a song that I’ve loved for a long time. It’s called “Applause” from the musical of the same title. I remember thinking about this song during Grease. It’s just the greatest feeling when you’re standing on the stage receiving your applause. It makes it all worth it. Having that acceptance and enjoyment coming from all your hard work is probably the most fulfilling things possible.

Its a Grand Night for Singing

Big thanks to everyone who helped make this such a special and successful night.

My fellow cast members are so amazing and I’m so proud to call you guys my friends. Thank you!

We had a great turnout and I was extremely happy with everything that night.

Kenzie- Your voice is beautiful. Your taste in music is excellent. Love you dear girl.

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p.s. gonna try to get some clips of the show on youtube soon!

A Song for Makenzie

Everyone at BAHBT remembers Makenzie as the dainty ballerina but only a few of us got to hear sing. Her beautiful voice was one of the many talents that made her such a special girl. ‘A Song for Makenzie’ is our way of remembering her voice.

Join us for, “A Song for Makenzie”, a vocal concert of contemporary and classic music in memory of Makenzie Stocker. The songs for the evening are all ones that were loved by Makenzie and music that make us think of her. The performers are Jason Allen Broussard Jr., Caitlin Cannon, Sean Jackson, Kristin Massa, Anna Rigby, and Alex Segura. The performance will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 7:30 pm at the Royal Academy of Fine Art’s Oliver Theatre. All proceeds of the night will go to the Makenzie Rebekah Stocker Scholarship with the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre. Tickets are $10. For information and tickets contact the BAHBT Office (281)-480-1617.

I really hope everyone can come. It’ll be a wonderful night for those who knew and loved Kenzie or those who just want to hear some great music.

Love you all,

CC

Warm Fuzzies

Photo by me from Natalie and Ryan’s shoot the morning after it snowed.

-Seeing snow outside while dancing the Nutcracker

-Taking photos of my sister and bro-in-law and seeing how in love they are

-Hearing my niece say, “I loooove you, Aunt C-ia”

-Makenzie memories

this song

-cuddling underneath my sheets on a cold rainy morning

-winking

-having amazing, surreal days

-seeing my Secret Santa’s reaction to their gift

-wearing my scarf my Secret Santa gave me (I LOVE IT! Thank you, whoever you are.)

-opening new doors that have always been there

-performing Spanish with my dears, Anna and Kate

-when a little kid tells me i was their favorite part of the show

-the holiday season and all its wonderfulness

happy holidays everyone! enjoy the wondefulness of this time of year.

~CC

Mustard, Mayo, and Catch Up

Where to start…

Well, we’ve been super busy with Nutcracker vignettes and rehearsals. I’ve been having a lot of “Senior Moments” where I suddenly realize, “This is my last SPF Breakfast” or “This is my last vignette” or “This is my last Nutcracker rehearsal”. Nutcracker has been such a huge part of life these past 14 years and I will miss it greatly. Enjoy some of my favorite pictures from vignettes and rehearsals.

Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast

my future husband, will mason garner!

the traditional spf shot

Leah with her rockstar Bahbt buddies

Mall of the Mainland Vignette

Kate accidentally put on her tutu with the hanger still on. Gosh I love 5,6,7, Kate moments.

king and i in our pose

t-rav and i as arabian

Kemah Vignette

Mommy helping me with my SPF headpiece

i love my best friend. max and i rockin as spf and cavalier.

Rehearsals


photo credit: max isaacson

Come out and see Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre’s The Nutcracker. Performances are December 5th,6th,12th,and 13th at 2pm and December 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th and 7:30. For more info visit http://www.bahbt.org

Love you all so much,

CC

We’re a special kind of people known as show people!

ROBWe live in a world of our own.

The audience played plenty to sit there and clap.

 Hearing you sing. Watching you tap.ROBWe’re a special kind of people known as show people.

We live in a world of our own.

Our days are tied to curtains. They rise and they fall.

We’re born every night at half hour call.ROB

We can’t picture being anything but show people.

Civilians find the whole thing quite bizarre.

But that hop in our hearts when the overture starts let’s us know how lucky we are.

ROBIt’s an honor and a joy to be in show business.

I feel that spotlight hit me and I’m home.ROBAt the last curtain call,

I’m the envy of all.ROB‘Cause I know the show must go on.

ROB

A huge thanks to everyone who made this year’s Rafa on Broadway a success.

To the cast- You did so well. I was very proud of all of you. From little Miss Kaitlyn all the way to Big Sean! Excellent work. Thank you for being so dedicated and hardworking. You made my job so much more enjoyable than I could have ever imagined!

To Vanessa and Lynette-  Thanks for trusting a 17-year-old girl with such a demanding task. I appreciate all you both do, giving me opportunities to grow and perform.

To the BAHBT dancers- Thank you for singing and dancing AND acting at the same time. We truly are triple threats here at BanB.

To my mom- Where to start… thank you for everything. The costumes. The patience. The ideas. The suggestions. The hugs. The support. The unconditional love.

Love and Laducas,

CC

Photos by John “Grungy” Gladu

Things I’m Thinking

-Isn’t Audrey Hepburn the most beautiful person?

-How much I love my friends, particularly the King.

-How much I really wanted those red skinny jeans from Target but remembered that I’m saving up for a Macbook.

-How fast this week is already going by

-My mini procedure with the eye lid surgeon on Thursday

-Where the heck I’m gonna live in NY when I make the move

-I’m kinda in love with the three solos in RAFA on Bway. Lib, Sean, and Anna kick major butt!

-I have lots of ideas for upcoming shoots but I’m stumped on locations…

-Counting the days till Fusion. Too excited? Possibly!

-Current foods I’ve been craving: sweet potatoes, miso soup, and chicken cordon bleu. extremely random I know.

 -So happy to have Leah as my Bahbt buddy!

-I love how my sisters randomly give me fun things. They are the best.

-Wanting desperately to do a shoot soon, but life is too crazy at the moment

-Can’t wait to see some of my pics on the RAFA website when they update it

-Fusion Press Release= Beautiful. Can’t wait for it to be released.

-Thoughts once again are random. O well…

~CC