Thursday, June 21, 2012

Super excited, and even more motivated!

Do any of you out there like musicals? I wish every day that there would be some sort of break out song reflecting life stories.. HAHA. That's just me. I grew up on old musicals like Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Little Shop of Horrors... you get the point. Well, last year I was in our local production of Sweeney Todd. It was a bit stressful since they recruited me only 5 weeks till opening night, and went from singing a few quintet pieces, to being 5 different characters, and learning the entire chorus music. STRESSFUL but a BLAST!!!
Yesterday I got a phone call for a part in HAIRSPRAY!!! I am soooo excited. I love the music, but the scary thing is... I HAVE TO DANCE! And in front of people... AAAHHH. I have rhythm, and I like to dance to Zumba and swing dance, but let's face it.. I'm a big gal.. and it almost looks like a whale trying to do ballet.. not pretty. So now I am even more motivated to continue shaping up, start stretching more, and shake what my momma gave me.
The production opens in November, so I do have time, but I also anticipate having my lap band surgery in late August or early September. How long did you guys have to wait after surgery to be active again? I hope that if I keep getting in shape before surgery, that afterwards, it will be easier to get back into. Thoughts?
I wish you all could come up here to see it. It is going to be amazing!!!


  1. congrats about the part! I also think it's a good idea to be as healthy as possible before the'll make your recovery so much easier!...I started walking in the neighborhood for about half an hour after my drain came out. It's still kind of wiping me out, but I'm only 2.5 weeks post surgery...I think 6 weeks post surgery you should be able to be more vigorous...+or - depending on how healthy you are....I'll probably be + because I'm twice your age and didn't exercise much before...:D

  2. I grew up in community theatre, from birth to present day. My last show I was in was a Pick-A-Little lady in MUSIC MAN. Just dance your heart out... You're there to entertain the crowd... and it's not "Dancing With the Stars" for pete's sake... it's SHOW BUSINESS BABY!