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Disney Cruise Line: life snippets from a Main Stage Performer 😊

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    Work and Play

    Tuesday, 15 Nov Sunday-MondayThis weekend was relaxing, productive, and all about getting to know friends better!  Late night girl chats and renewing spiritual time with some of the cast made for a good start to a busy week! Tuesday, 15 NovCostumes and sword fighting!Today I was transformed into some of my favorite characters!  Or at least partially – some will be custom made for me 🙂  Consequently, I found out some of my much-anticipated casting for the other 2 shows!  It’s subject to change (and I also have alot of smaller ensemble roles), but the ones I’m most excited for are:Mary Poppins (woohoo!!), Mrs. Potts, u/s Aurora, u/s Belle, u/s…

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    And we’re off…

    Sunday, 13 November ~ Rehearsal Week One! Tuesday, 8 NovAssessments, assessments, assessments…On Tuesday, it was back to assessments – this time vocal and side readings from scripts.  I tried my best, but vocally just wasn’t where I wanted to be… hoping I sounded better than I thought I did.  That night, we received our casting for the first show we’re rehearsing, all about Disney’s villains, which we began rehearsing Wednesday.  I’m playing one of the 3 Fates (from Hercules) – that’s puppet work – and am also the lady pirate in the Hook scene; understudying Cruella de Vil (so much fun!) and the Evil Queen from Snow White, as well…

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    It all started with a mouse…

    Saturday, 5 November Rehearsal Day 1Our first day was really fun!  First time meeting everyone, general information, facility tours, then on to assessments (basically, they evaluate us together as a cast based on skill, height, look, and sound to determine final roles, which we will find out at some later time… talk about anticipation!).  We started with dance, which normally would’ve intimidated me, but I actually enjoyed it, probably because I had the security of knowing I was already cast 😉 Later in the day we had a height evaluation (I was surprised to tie with one other girl as tallest girls in our cast), and then an acrobatic assessment! …

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    Living the Dream…

    Friday, 4 November Leaving on a jet plane…Overwhelming excitement, some nerves, sadness at saying goodbye to my husband, our kitties, and our comfortable life in a city we love… and general sleepiness – that’s what I felt as I left San Diego to come to Toronto for rehearsals for the Disney Dream cruise ship. Pre-dawn at the San Diego airport is a busy time with long lines.  After dropping off my 2 gigantic bags and schlepping the rest of my stuff through security, I finally made it to my gate – feeling quite disheveled, as I always do when I haven’t gotten much sleep and am wearing my glasses.  Amidst…