The reason why it's been a while since the last post is because the last two weeks have been a little crazy! The first week of the two I was getting ready for the next seven months to begin. While this week was week one of the next 28 weeks of my life... Tuacahn rehearsals started on Monday and it has been full speed ahead since. The shows, Hairspray and Aladdin, are going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Sneak peak: lots of flying, water, fire, stunts, gorgeous costumes, special effects, 3-D movies and more! Tickets are already selling fast so be sure to get your tickets asap! It is going to be a stage production like nothing that's ever been done before!!!
Even though it has been an incredible and exciting week it has felt like the longest week of my life for some reason. I can't believe that it was only last Monday that I met my fifty new friends who I feel like I've known for years already! Everyone is SO nice and SO talented! I truly feel so blessed to be surrounded by such fantastic people everyday.
Yesterday we were let out of rehearsal a little early to go watch Lea Salonga- my childhood idol and vocal icon perform on the Tuacahn stage. Here's some of us from the cast before the show began.
A few more happenings......A couple of days ago a few of us were asked to film on a green screen for part of a scene that will be in Genie's song "Friend Like Me." Here's us in our "Deal or No Deal" attire. It is going to be a riot! We are actually in the 3-D movie that you will see if you come to the show! As you can see my shoes are undone because by the end of that six hour shoot I was pretty sure that my feet were going to break off! (The boy in the middle is Sam, our Aladdin understudy).
The most embarrassing part about it... It tasted even worse than it looked! Luckily, one of my neighbors had a brownie mix that I hurried and whipped out. We all got a good laugh from it though! I'm going to have to redeem myself one of these days and figure out how to make a good GF cake from scratch to prove to myself (and my husband) that I can do it!
Last thing, so I don't completely humiliate myself or scare off anyone who may be looking for some good ideas on here. We made some dude crafts when Easton's brother Dawson came into town to visit us over his spring break. We searched all day for Clorox bleach pens and luckily Smith's saved the day. All you need is a bleach pen, contact paper, a shirt, and a blade cutter with something to cut it out on. Easton and Dawson found graphics online, then we printed it, cut it out of the contact paper, stuck it on the shirt and went to work with the bleach pen. After about fifteen minutes of letting the shirt sit and process, you can either do more bleach or give it more time until it's to the color you like, or if you like the color you peel off the paper and rinse it out with water. Throw it in the washer and voila! I think they turned out pretty rad!