Fingerstache Fun

A few days ago, I attended the birthday get together of funny man, Eric Robertson. You’re always guarenteed a good time and some laughs with Eric, but when the fingerstache tattoos came out, the kids in us really came out. So much fun! If you ever see Fingerstaches, grab them. They make the absolute best gift!

Urban Cowboy Reunion!

Happy Birthday Eric!

~cc

Pizza Dinner with my fab Rox

Where: Vyne Wine Bar NYC

With Who: The 301 Rockstars and Rangers

What was eaten: Some very delicious pizzas

Met with some of my lovely Rockette friends last week for pizza (and for them drinks!) I almost did not go… Well I might as well publicly announce this- I didn’t get my job back and I will not be returning to the Christmas Spectacular this season. It’s a bummer but I know that everything happens for a reason. After doing Urban Cowboy this summer, I just know that musical theatre is my true passion. I love Rockettes with all my heart and maybe will return someday to it, but for now I’m positive that there is some other road for me to find.

I love these ladies so much. During the season they were my family. Even though I was the baby of the group, they took me under their wing and treated me as an equal. It’s amazing how much they taught me about how to be a woman.

Once a Rockette always a Rockette!

~cc

I’ll go back to Manhattan

This has been my first summer in 6 years that I haven’t spent in New York. At the beginning of summer I wasn’t sure how I would like being away from my city. Looking back, I have to say it was one of the best summers I’ve ever had! So glad I was home for June 3rd. Had the time of my life in eating macaroons with Nikki in Paris for a week. Got to spend lots of time with my nieces and nephew and wonderful sisters and brother in laws. Then I spent three weeks building life long friendships with the most amazing group of people and doing what I’ve always wanted to do; getting payed to perform a character that got to sing and dance her butt off on a stage I’ve been dreaming about performing on since I was a little girl!

Not to shabby of  a summer if I say so myself!

I’m back in the city now and loving NY more than ever. I’m beyond excited to see where life takes me next! In the words of Eric Robertson, fellow cast mate in Urban, “New Life. New Look. New You. New York!”

xo.

(no pic today!)

~cc

July Playlist 2011

Tomorrow is August? Where is this year going???

July Playlist Highlights:

-Urban Cowboy has made me become a country music lover. Going into the show I knew only a few of the songs in the show, mostly because of performing in Preludes all those years. However, I knew “Could I Have This Dance” from the cover that Kevin Cahoon and the Ghetto cowboys did of it on their album. Brills.

-Recently gotten into the Black Keys. Their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Dearest” makes my heart happy.

-I love “You Understand Me” by Sam Cooke. It is quickly climbing my most played chart.

-The Dixie Chicks’s “Cowboy Take Me Away” was a song I got to sing back up for in Urban and will always have a special place in my heart.

-Laura Bell’s album Achin and Shankin is my current favorite album. I could put the entire album as my July Playlist. “Giddy On Up” was featured in the vid of my Urban friends Larry and Brooke in their attempt to practice a trick for Boot Scootin Boogie… see below…

I have a major case of post show depression… Miss the show and the cast and the music…. EVERYTHING!

Here’s to great music for August!

~cc

 

It is a fact of life that if Caitlin is in a show she will not make time to blog!

So my last blog post was over a month ago and I don’t know where the time has gone. Actually I do know… it went with Urban Cowboy.

Considering we only had one full day off during those three weeks, I had no energy to blog after the long days of rehearsal. Apologies, but I have a feeling that how its going to be for most shows I do from here on out.

I was so nervous for this show before starting rehearsals. Even though this wasn’t my first professional job, it was in fact my first professional musical theatre job. This was the start… what I’ve always wanted. I was so nervous that I’d say or do the wrong thing, make a fool of myself… just endless scenarios went through my head.

But lemme tell you, I just had the most amazing three weeks of my life!!!  I got to dance and sing my face off and had a blast doing it with the most amazing, hard-working, and funny cast and crew. It was a joy and honor to work along side each and everyone one of them. Every single day I’d leave rehearsal with my cheeks hurting from laughing and smiling so hard. Brooke Wilson was not only a perfect Sissy, but she’s got to be one of the funniest woman I’ve ever met. She was like our own personal cheerleader everyday. Sitting next to Michelle DeJean in the dressing room ever day was an absolute treat. Larry Lozier, aka Norman “Boones” Tucker, is my new best friend. I love him so so dearly. Logan Keslar, if you’ve changed at all since you were 16, it’d be that you’re more wonderful and hilarious. Never a dull moment! Cheryl, our dear, deer! And I was so blessed to have the most amazing partner, Xavier. I can’t imagine playing Bubbles to a different Bubba!

This show taught me so much. First off, I’ve never liked gum. Therefor I’ve never blown bubble gum. Well on the first day, when Paula told me I had to blow Bubbles throughout the show, I nearly freaked. Thanks to a good many people, I’m now adding Bubble Gum Blowing onto my Special Skills portion of my resume! Another thing… I love country music!! Its not like I’ve ever not liked it, I just never really got into it. It truly is an acquired taste. What I love about it is that its so relatable- as cheesy as it seems sometimes, the things that are sung about are things that everyone goes through and can connect with. I’m still never going to listen to a Taylor Swift song, as catchy as they may be, but slap on some Keith Urban or Dixie Chicks and I’ll sing along!

One of the hardest things to say goodbye to were my boots. I’ve never been crazy about cowboy boots. With my high arches, boots have never been comfortable to put on, take off, or wear. But the boots I wore for the show were so comfortable and pretty, and I never had a problem with them. I’m so tempted to go buy me some boots now!

Getting to perform at Miller Outdoor Theatre was a dream come true. I grew up going and seeing TUTS’ summer shows there so to be in one was beyond amazing! I was lucky enough to have a great entrance in the first big dance number that allowed me to look out across the audience and the hill, seeing all the thousands of people who’d come to see the show, as well as the glorious sunset every night. The feeling I got from that every night is one I will never forget.

And having my headshot and bio in a Playbill…. I mean C’MON! DREAMS COME TRUE PEOPLE!

If I ever had a doubt in my mind that the theatre wasn’t my calling in life, Urban Cowboy proved it to me. I love what I do and am so so blessed to make a living doing it.

What is next for Caitlin Cannon? You shall have to wait and see. I’m excited to find out too!

 Norman Tucker, you can call him Boones for short. I love you Larry baby!

Cagelle to Cowboy in a minute, Logan Keslar.

My first professional gig with my fave girl, Paige!

Our amazing leading ladies, Brooke and Michelle. Not a day goes by where I don’t miss these two!

This girl is the most gorgeously dorky girl I know. Brooke Humphrey- you are a beast of a talent and such a great friend.

We both started out not knowing how to blow a bubble and now we do! I love my Bubba!

Best cast ever! Let’s do this again real soon, alright y’all?!

Thanks to all of you who came and saw the show. It means so much to me you have no idea.

TELL ME WHO!

~cc

June Playlist 2011

I love Music! I had so many other songs for this month but narrowed it down to these. Ryan called me out for only listen to chick music. I disagree! Though I do listening to plenty of chick music and adore it, I do listen to my fair share of other kinds of music. I try to like a little bit of everything!

-“What a Difference A Day Makes” by Dinah Washington has such a classy sound and its my current favorite shower song.

-Everyone needs a little Sondheim in their month, wouldn’t you say? Therefor, I have “It Takes Two” from Into the Woods.

-Cara showed me “The Road” and its one of the most beautiful 3:42 secs.

-That opening beat in “Everybody Knows” just makes me feel so powerful. Elizabeth & the Catapult are just brills.

-“Vie En Rose” for Paris. Naturally. And by Pompla… I mean c’mon!

-Since I’m getting ready for Urban Cowboy, I thought it’d be appropriate if I started integrating some Country music in my life. Scary as that seemed, it actually not too bad. Ashley introduced me to Carolyn Dawn Johnson’s “Complicated” and lemme tell you… I like it! Ok Summer of ’11, show me your best country music. I’m all ears!!

-I found Beth Rowley when I was looking at the “An Education” soundtrack (And if you haven’t seen this movie, you must!). She’s fantastic, such a nice traditional jazz sound and so very unique. I sing “Sunday Kind of Love” every single day. It’s the ultimate jazz love song to me.

What are you listening, humming, and rocking out to?

~cc