So I am going to do a series of posts on the things I do as an outlet.
The first outlet I am going to post on is actually unique because it is not something I do regularly (as in daily, weekly or even monthly). It is something that comes in spurts and it really is a part of who I am. It is Performance in any way, but more specifically I love Musical Theater. I choose this topic first, because I just finished a show yesterday, and it is on my heart and mind.
There are some things I feel I must say about this particular hobby:
1) I am so grateful that this is something my family support me in. They enjoy this being part of my life and if it ever became and idol to me I know they would keep me accountable.
2) This is something that uniquely brings people together. I cannot explain the joy it is to be a part of something with a group of people and know that you have created something great. I have been blessed with making some deep friendships through the performances I have been in. And I realize this is a true blessing from God.
3) I know that God has created me with this love of performing and I am so grateful that I have been given opportunities to cultivate this. But it is only a blessing if it does not get in the way of my relationship with God, or my ability to be the mother and wife I should be, and those things are my priorities.
Ok Let's Go On With the Show (or post in this case):
This past show was due to a Musical Theater workshop that I participated in. It finished off with a Broadway Review, in which all the workshop participants performed as a character they would/could be considered for if they were to actually audition for it. In addition to that we participated in other group numbers throughout the show to make it cohesive. I was given a couple of step out parts beyond "my" song. This was important to me because I felt it showed my ability to change my voice and personality to become any character given me. It was ridiculously fun to be able to jump from a Revolutionary era Newlywed from "1776", to a teenage girl in the 60s from "Bye Bye Birdie", to a peace and love driven hippie in "Hair", and all the characters in between.
Because we performed songs from the show "A Chorus Line" I was required to produce a Headshot. Since I have never actually gone on auditions, I never have needed them. But now that I have them it kinda makes me feel "legit" :) Here are a few of the shots, you'll have to tell me which one you like best
Here is "my song" It is from the play 1776, and I am Martha Jefferson a young newlywed singing about her sweet Thomas and why she loves him so enjoy!:
Here is group number from Bye Bye Birdie called "Telephone Hour." We are all high schoolers who are enthralled with the gossip of two of our friends getting "pinned." I have a solo at the beginning of this song and the first half is definitely the cutest part, the camera man was a little bit behind on getting his camera out :)
And finally, here we are doing our bows at the end. I wish I could show you the whole show! :)