Here I am in the opening village scene. (I was hanging out in the back trying not to be noticed.) I weaseled my way into this scene 'cause I was greedy and wanted to have more stage time. I am smack in the middle of this picture with a wide brimmed hat and my mouth open.
Here I am admiring the milliner's cloth. What great acting!
....In the parlor with the scroll.... (think Clue.)
Me, the Prince, and the King (in his long underwear and cape).
Here I am trying to convince the Prince that he will love the ball. I LOVED the beautiful cap/crown I got to wear. It really was lovely.
At the ball, on my throne, with big hair, and the king. (I'll save the "hair" thing for it's own post. I have more pictures of that.)
Dancing with the King. This was tricky for me. We had to practice and practice. We are NOT professional dancers here like a lot of the cast was!
Dancing with the prince and trying to say lines at the same time. That was REALLY hard!
More throne time, smiling and clapping. I'm supposed to be elated about the Prince finding Cinderella. More great acting. (I should have won an Emmy.)
Taking my bow the night my Utah and California family came to see me. I loved having a fan club in the audience.
Here I am showing off my costume. It really did weigh a ton! By the way, I MADE THIS DRESS!! The costumers were amazing and I was lucky to get to work with them on this one. They taught me a lot and I'm glad I did it. It took me 24 hours of just sewing time and about 12 needles (It was pretty much like sewing carpet.) It also complicated things when I shrunk right out of it. :)
Hanging out with the King backstage. David was wonderful to work with.
Me, the Prince (Spencer), and Cinderella (Jordyn).
Me and the Fairy Godmother (Lissa).
The kids came on opening night and closing night. I think they were ready to have me back after several months of rehearsing. They had to deal with all the fend-for-yourself-dinner-nights, the memorizing of lines and songs, and the pre-occupied-sewing-mom. They were troopers! Jake also was a trooper. He encouraged me to do this play, waited up late for me to come home, dealt with hungry children, did homework duty, sat through the play 4 times, and had to watch me hold hands with another man. ;)
The last couple of nights I was having trouble on and off with my mic. Just to be on the safe side on closing night I needed to do a little mic check during the intermission. The director had me say from behind the closed curtain, "Please take your seats. The winner of the raffle will be announced shortly." My mic was working really good at this point. It was nice and loud and clear.
Then....the director let me say.....,
"OFF WITH THEIR HEADS". It was nice and loud and clear and I loved it.
1. sewing machines that can sew carpet
3. A husband who supports his wife's dream of being on stage in a spotlight