Sunday, April 26, 2015

theatre challenge - day 2

day 2 of the artist challenge - stage siblings

there's something remarkable about pretending to be related to someone onstage. 
you met them only weeks previously, and somewhere along the way you truly become this stranger's sister, and you're having a true sibling relationship onstage, and it's simply glorious.

- the best christmas pageant ever - 
probably the most intense stage-family unit I've ever had. 
imogene herdman and her siblings were the roughest, toughest, dirtiest crew...and it changed my life.

- little women - 
I'm not sure anything in theatre can prepare you for the incredible sisterly bond that doing this show gives you. 
I've had the immense honor of doing this show twice as two different characters (Jo and Beth). 
and, can I say, there will never be a time in my life where I wouldn't do this show again. 
I will always and forever love my March sisters.

- fiddler on the roof - 
another show I've done twice, both times as hodel, both times gaining lifelong sisters. 
there's nothing like being in an emotional roller coaster of a show to morph stage love to true love for your beautiful stage sisters.

- smoke on the mountain/sanders family christmas - 
honestly, spending half of last year as june sanders and a member of the sanders family, was life-changing, to say the least. 
being onstage with the same people for an entire show really bonds you together. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

theatre challenge - day 1

so even though i haven't posted in ages, i wanted to share a facebook challenge i was tagged in:

day 1 of the theatre challenge - beginnings

so the first part is going to cover beginnings in my theatre experience. 
getting started at new theatres can be scary and challenging, but each of these beginnings opened the door to years of incredible theatre & friends.

- music man - 
my very first show at CAIA where I simultaneously played a female barbershop quartet member, the sheriff, and a pick-a-little lady.

- robin hood - 
my first show at JOY, my mother's first directing gig, my first costuming gig, and, actually, the first show at JOY ever. 
this was the beginning of quite a few things, and playing Lady Merle was my first, and probably last, time as the villain of a show.

- scrooge - 
my first show at the Artisan. this show began such a monumental journey...I couldn't even begin to describe the impact it has had. 
in this show I played Mary ("the minister's cat is a boring cat"), and even went on as the Isabel understudy twice.