Friday, February 20, 2009
My Martha Experience
So I have has such a fun time these past three performances playing the role of Martha. Ok so day 1...I got to the theatre really early and started warming up, singing through stuff with Kristen our assistant music director, and getting my mic put in my hair while I braided it. I put on my cute green dress (the first time I ever put it on in it's life! Besides costume fittings in NY) and my brown tights and purple shoes. I tied on my green ribbons to my braids. Then I hear the 5 minute call and am singing through Mama Who Bore Me Reprise with the girls and I suddenly remember that I didn't put my bruise on! So now it is me in speed mode. I broke out my never used makeup wheel and powder and made my bruise with the help of Steffi. Then everything went so fast. They called places and I ran downstairs and grabbed my mic and the the green cue light came on which meant 20 seconds...I didn't even have time to think. All of a sudden I was walking onto the stage as Martha Bessel! Mama Reprise was such an incredible feeling. It was so exciting and intense and I was so freaking excited that I was doing it. Gosh and it was over before I knew it! And only with a few minor mishaps! All in all, the three shows went really well I think for being my first time ever. It is something I will never forget in my life. And if it couldn't get better, the Fox is my favotire theatre, and if I had to pick one to perform in on this tour, it would be the Fox, so I feel pretty lucky. Thanks to everyone who made it out for me, and for all of the well wishes left on here and my facebook. I will never forget this week in St. Louis!
Martha and Ilse all in green for Dark!