Grease ended more than a month ago, and I’m still trying to get used to this “not working 60+ hours a week” thing. Needless to say it was an exhausting and challenging 2 months, but it was also one of the most rewarding. I gained confidence in my dancing abilities, performed a dream role, made life long friends, and basically just had a BLAST!! I seriously enjoyed performing every show and never tired of the experience.
Here are some final photos of Grease:
And, of course, immediately following the end of the show I got sick. It’s very common for actors to get sick after the run of a show. You put your body through so much for so long, and eventually it gives out. Luckily, it was just the stomach flu and past after a week. Just in time, because the following week I boarded a plane to San Diego for, my dear friend, Victoria’s Bachelorette party!
It was a much needed vaycay with some lady friends! Although, it was a whirlwind 48hrs (72 after a canceled flight), it was SO MUCH FUN!!
April ended with the celebrating of my 29th Birthday! I spent the day with friends, day drinking and petting dogs! Perfection!
Work has also been busy this spring. I’ve been spending time preparing for the other Greece, as the museum gets ready to open the new “Take Me There Greece” and “Ancient Greece” galleries in June. I was tasked with writing the actor program for the “Ancient Greece,” gallery...which required me unearthing knowledge from my college theatre history classes. It’s going to be a fun program!!
Lastly, spring also brought a lot of auditions. Between work and shows, I also spent time memorizing new material and rushing to auditions.
There was one show inparticular that I really had my eyes on, though,...
And if it wasn’t for the encouragement of my Grease castmates encouragement, I don’t even know if I would have put my hat in the ring.
That fear of not being good enough made itself very present.
It’s amazing how we can build up everyone else...but ourselves.
I worked hard to push those negative thoughts out of my head, though.
I continued to try my best...and fought hard.
With that said, I’m excited to announce that this fall I will be checking another name off my “Dream Roles List.”
I will be playing AUDREY in Little Shop of Horrors at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre!!
Even as I write this, I still have to pinch myself!
I’m nervous as a Nelly, but SO excited!!
That’s all for now!!
I’m so looking forward to summer...and warm weather!!