I figured I'd post these because they are LOVELY (thank you Julia Dunne) and they look so professional! Who am I kidding? It's been three days and I miss the show like crazy. I swear after this I may stop talking about it. Maybe not. It really did change my life. I've been asked if people can take my blog at face value and yes, you most certainly can. I'm not trying to puff anything up or be something I'm not. This show really changed my life. I'm not saying it to be a drama queen... I sincerely mean that. Maybe I'll write more about that another day... Here are some pictures:
And I have to add this because it makes me laugh every time I look at it...great happy memories...
My tired, happy face:
I'm seriously thinking about doing some outfit photos...
Tomorrow marks the debut of my first...
2. Lead role
3. Performance at the ACC
I will love every single moment of it. My dreams are coming true! How cheesy does this sound? But it's true...
These are some snaps from our dress rehearsal. Thank you Kyle McDavid! They are going to serve me well as reminders of how much fun I have had over the past few months. I feel so blessed that we've been able to work on this show for so long and grow so close with each other. I don't want to come across as a dramatic theatre kid, but this show has changed my life.
I feel more confident. That always happens in things like this--the more you do it, the more you believe in yourself, the more you learn, the more you grow. The closer you get with the cast. And do we ever have a special cast--in so many ways. This has been a journey of courage for me. If I were to be totally selfish, I would say this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have so many people to thank--mainly the people who have made it possible for me to do this (like my family; Jeff and my parents and siblings and other sitters and my daughter, who I love so much, yet have had to be away from quite a bit). I'm so blessed and honored and humbled to be given this opportunity! It's all I have ever wanted. I remember seeing the stage for the first time since I got the role and breaking down into tears because my heart felt so full that I didn't know what else to do. I've missed doing what I'm doing now and I feel at home here.
Tomorrow is going to be a day I will never forget.
I feel very prepared. Ready. Excited. Fireworks!
Congrats to the folks who won the two tickets to the show tomorrow! Opening Night! Can't wait to see you there. For those of you who have tickets--thank you for supporting me and enjoy the show! For those of you who would like to buy tickets, you can purchase them here!
I'll leave you with this! Everybody Cut Footloose!