Saturday, March 22, 2014

Brigadoon

I was so lucky to be a part of our stake musical Brigadoon.  I haven't been a part of a play since my senior year in high school.  Also, I had never been a part of the behind the scenes crew.  I was asked to be the vocal director of this production way back in November.  The director Jan Benson had heard of my name from one of my only friends here Amy Lacey.  I was honored that both she and he thought I was capable to take on such a major task.  It was stressful for a while but once it all came together I had SO MUCH FUN.  Plus I was the stage manager and I realized that I really do like being in control because bossing people around the first night of staging the props I was on fire like never before.  Mason said I came home just glowing.  

But I honestly loved it.  The cast was fabulous and made up of 75% my ward because I was begging everyone I knew to audition.  It was just wonderful.  I can't say it enough.  Here are some pictures that just don't do it justice.  For a stake play put on in a church building the scenery, props, costumes, lighting, microphones were professional.  I've had A LOT of experience with plays in my lifetime and I was just so impressed with how it all came together.

End of MacConnachy Square
Fiona - this girl had the voice of an angel.

Oh yes, and I was in it for like 5 minutes at the end.  I played the snotty fiancee who ends up getting left in the end.  I had to squeeze into a slinky dress and wear all kinds of 1920s glamour.  



End of the chase - my landlord Ken Cannon is the one in the red up front.  I conned him into auditioning too.  I basically just said, if you don't audition - I'm not paying rent.




Amy Lacey and I - my fellow 1920s fancy lady.
Boonie was excited to see the play.  He had been hearing the music so much and had been to a ton of rehearsals while Mason was at school.  He sat on the front row.

My wonderfully supportive parents came up to see it.  They both loved it - which means a lot coming from my dad too!!
Amy Lacey and Rodney Bean - I'll never forget him singing "Ale for sale and barter there at the fair laddy...."  Bless my executive secretary's heart!!
The director Jan Benson himself.  He was great and really made me feel appreciated.  He repeatedly told me how there was no way he could have done this without me.  It's true... I can be humble, but really did so much for this show.  I should have basically been in the program as co-director as well.  What a wonderful experience!!

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