Wednesday, October 17, 2012

i won't give up

I recorded this a while ago, but I'm realizing that I haven't posted it here! How did this happen!

Anyway, Tim Matson (our wonderful director) has been taking pictures of the rehearsal process on his phone and posting them to Twitter so I want to share them and personally document my experience. I'm having the time of my life. Seriously.
Orderin' some burgers... y'know...
Dancing for HERO!
I find this picture hysterical. I look rotted. I swear, we like each other ;)
Being taught how to play solitaire by Mark (Rev Shaw)... yes, this happened...
There were tears involved (due to laughing, not crying)
Girl Gets Around - ZSM hitting some crazy lovely notes
Interrupting the McCormack family photo time...
Simon (Willard), myself (Ariel) and Philip (Ren)
Thank you to Tim for documenting this experience for me! We have the most wonderful cast. Rehearsals are so, so fun. I am on cloud nine. Pst, for my fashion friends... I was super excited when I got my new mustard cardigan... I was looking everywhere for one with a specific color in mind and I found it at Joe Fresh. That place never ever disappoints me! I also found two trapeze cardigans there today which I'll have to post soon. Mark (who plays Rev Shaw/my dad in the play) gave me a lovely compliment about my photography that made me miss my hobby so maybe I'll let it inspire me to snap some photos if I ever get a chance.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

thank you (again)

I'm back! Hopefully I'll have some time to post in the near future. For now, here's an update of what's been happening in my life:

These beautiful people with me (above) are my fellow cast members for this year's production of Footloose the musical. I'm riveting with excitement! I apologize if you have me on Facebook or Twitter, as I'm sure you've already seen the picture and heard all about it. I'm sure you've seen the video I'm about to post below as well, but... I'm really excited!

My entire life I've been dreaming about the day that I'd be just where I am today. And funny enough, I didn't think it was possible to have both, a family and this opportunity I've been given. I'm playing the lead! I have babysitters! I am still working my full hours! And somehow it's working out! I have to bow down to my family (and friends) for helping me through out this entire experience: they have been so supportive, so willing to help, so loving and so accepting. Thank you to everyone who has been bending over backwards to help me live my dream. I know it's been taking up a lot of your time. I will find some way to repay you!

It still hasn't really hit me yet that this is real life! Half the time I'm crying, half the time I'm laughing--it's so overwhelming, and yet so wonderful. It's such an exhilarating feeling, finally doing what you know makes you happiest. Finally being where you belong.

My Dad said to me a while ago that he was happy for me because I would finally be in a place where people could appreciate me for what I love. It's a little funny to me. I'd always make him listen to Broadway tunes, hoping one day he'd connect to something...anything... Nope! Never happened. I'm still convinced I haven't found the right show for him ;) but back to what I was saying... For once I'm in a place where people share my interests and appreciate the same things that I do. And I'm so happy I feel like I'm going to explode.

Another thing that seems very fitting is the fact that this show speaks to me more than other show I've ever listened to and it seems to be that way for quite a few members of the cast. This show is so special.

Thank you to the cast--everyone is so beautiful and talented and kind. I'm looking forward to meeting more of you... I am enjoying every minute I spend working on this show. Thank you, Meghan and Megan, for believing in me and giving me to courage to audition. Thank you to Tim, Grant, Susan... for giving me this opportunity.

If you're in Newfoundland, the show is running from November 15-18th and tickets are on sale now at the ACC box office!

Here's a song I recorded in August--I stuck some photos from the blog behind the song. I hope you enjoy it!

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