Monday, September 19, 2011
It's Good to Leave Your Comfort Zone
It was a great rehearsal period. My choreographer worked me hard, and was so patient and supportive. Michelle never got mad, and took extra time out of her weeks to have solo rehearsal time with me. I loved working with all the dancers, who were so helpful and patient with me as I slogged through dance rehearsals while they glided. They never made me feel ungraceful, or slow, and they were always ready to show me moves I was not comfortable with.
I have to admit to being exhausted on the days of double dance rehearsals. I am not sure my thighs will ever be the same (and that, my friends, may be a good thing!) and I certainly have a greater appreciation for all the dancers who make everything look so easy!
For a few days I put on the short wig, the fishnet stockings and the revealing costumes. I let myself have fun playing Sally, a naive, self-absorbed, yet surprisingly sensitive character. I danced. I discovered that I CAN belt a song.
So now I am back to being just me - mom, teacher and costume designer. I have homework to check at night instead of mic check, no one is looking critically at my makeup, and I am just singing for me once more. But what a lovely time it was.
Thank you to our wonderful cast, crew, and artistic staff. A special thanks to Sarah Lynn - I love a cabaret!