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    Whew!

    Thursday, 17 November Whew!Today was action-packed and mentally tiring, but generally fun – and now I can relax!  It began in earnest with 3 1/2 hours of understudy choreography.  I’ll keep it simple by saying that my brain did not explode (although it came close), I did better than I thought I would (thanks in part to the dance classes I’ve been taking since my Disney callback casting director recommended them!)… but I still have ALOT of practicing to do! Later came 2 hours of sword work, which though also mentally/physically challenging, was quite exciting!  Clashing steel is really cool!  My day ended with a couple hours of u/s Cruella…

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    Disney Magic!

    Wednesday, 16 November What it’s all about……both as a Disney performer and as the person I want to be – I’m grateful that I experienced it today.  My weekly room-cleaning happened while I was in my apartment during a rehearsal break and the lady who came was really sweet.  I continued to go over my music while she cleaned and we just chatted off and on.  She really liked my humming, so I asked if she’d like me to sing something for her.  I ended up singing a few songs and by the end, I think we were both almost ready to cry 😉  She told me it meant so…

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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! …