Tuesday, August 05, 2008

spt



*seussical* opens friday night, which makes this week one of the hardest weeks of the year: late nights, forgotten lines, costume fixes, mismatched harmonies... did i mention the late nights??

but that also makes this week one of the greatest weeks of the year for me: bonding with the cast backstage, perfecting dance moves, nailing the Bflat, feeling the warm glow of the spotlight.

getting a little giddy reading the preview in the on-line edition of our local paper


fortius. i draw strength from being on the stage. i am an entertainer, a star-in-my-own-world. i feel a tremendous responsibility to lead each cast with my strength, whether i am in the spotlight or in the chorus line. i relish in the "roar of the crowds." my life is currently consumed by the wubbulous world of dr. seuss, and i wouldn't have it any other way!!



31 comments:

Jennifer H said...

Lelly, I had no idea you were IN Seusical!

I thought you hotel was hosting it!

Congrats. I want to hear more.

IT's gonna be a fun month

Rebekah said...

i didn't know you were in it either! i thought you were the director! that's so awesome. i think we all have an inner desire to be on stage, if only for one performance. some of us are just too shy to let that part of us through though.

Jennifer H said...

ps...give us the link to your reviews!

Sarah said...

I wish we could all be there to see you perform. How exciting for you! I don't have this in me. Instead of gaining strength, I would probably hide in a corner.

carlo said...

i looked for the review online yesterday. so hoped to get a youtube of your morning tv appearance.

ps- my eleanor thinks it is way beyond cool that YOU are the Cat.

so do i!

Liz Davis said...

Get practicing because we are all going to want your autograph!

Janiece said...

That is so cool that you are doing Seusical! They are doing that play here in our area right now too!!
Break a Leg!

Rachael said...

How fun! Sounds like your week will be quite busy! Good luck!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Good luck, Lelly! I loved your personal definition.

wende said...

good luck on stage, great spt theme for august - i was actually sort of hoping for some sort of olympic theme. i finally do three of the july spts, sorry i'm so random! i love the opportunity for journaling so i will try to do better.

you are going to be the best cat! :) break a leg!

Laurie said...

You're a star!

This challenge is turning out more challenging than I had anticipated. I cannot figure out how: citius, altius, or fortius applies to me at all right now. (In other words, thanks for giving me the opportunity to stretch on this one...it'll come, but probably not on Tuesday.)

Bren's Life said...

That is fantastic! I would have so much stage fright. I don't like being in front of people & would laugh or cry.
Hope it all goes great & you have a fun week.

Kim Sue said...

:)after all that work getting ready, I bet it is going to be a LOT of fun!

The monkey bunch said...

This sounds so awesome. Wish I could sing and perform, but I guess we don't all have the same gifts. So fun! Good luck

Michelle A. said...

I love that photo of you in the background, you can make it larger -so I really got to see what you look like! I can totally picture you up on stage -you're my hero! Great job LellY!

Courtney said...

WHAT FUN!!! I am so impressed by your theatrical ambitions/talents! Good luck with the play and let us know how goes it!

mommy nurse said...

Very cool. I wish we lived close enough that I could bring my girls to see it. I love the theatre! Break a leg!!

Alisha said...

Lelly,

Happy opening night and break a leg! I totally wish I could justify a sudden trip to the east coast to see you on stage. Too bad I can't. Ah the late nights. I remember those. And the costume problems, and the dropped lines, and and and. But it is such a thrill to be involved in *live* theatre! Hearing you talk about it makes me miss it. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!

Chris said...

Have a great time with Suesical! Very fun way to gain strength! Good for you!

Holly said...

Looks great! Wish we could see you on opening night! Break a leg!

Shelly said...

That is WAY cool!

Let me know when you're show hits the Prarie! I'll be there right in the front row!

Kri said...

Oh man! Are you bringing back memories of Joseph, Good ole Days, and Grease! You have gotten BIG TIME since then! Congrats honey! I wish I were backstage to give you our traditional carnations LOL!!

Amanda L. said...

I love musicals! I think it's great you have this tradition. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

I'm late this week and very abstract..I had a hard time as well. But I always appreciate the introspective that SPT brings.

Mother Goose said...

Ok, I have 3 minutes to get this posted under the deadline! I found a pic of me in motorcycle school. 2 years ago! I'm in!

Mother Goose said...

Darn, I'm sorry I missed it by a day, but I still participated! I could put that in for faster and stronger and be caught up.

Joy said...

Good luck with the musical, or should I say "break a leg".
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

crystal said...

Oh, what I wouldn't give to see you in Seussical!

Windy said...

I bet the musical will be fabulous! Wish I could see it. I was in the orchestra in high school and we'd do a big musical each year. I loved playing the score, but secretly wished I had the guts (and the talent) to be onstage! Break a leg!

michelle said...

I absolutely love that you are involved in community theater. I haven't done anything since high school! How cool is that picture with you in the newspaper in the background?

Katie A. said...

I love your enthusiasm! Can't wait to hear more...and see pictures!

Hannah said...

This is so great. I loved being on stage back in the day. Totally get the strength thing! That newspaper picture is awesome. I hope you are able to get some video up in here!