Friday, May 4, 2012

"When you walk through a storm..."

I've been pretty absent lately.
I apologize. I really, truly miss blogging. I do. I miss reading and commenting on all of your blogs. I am so sorry I haven't been a loyal follower lately.
This year though... it's just making me want to pull my hair out.
One of my biggest stresses this year is now over. It was a stress, but more than that it was the time of my life. It was a dream come true. An experience I will never forget.

I was lucky enough this year to be a part of my school's production of Roger's and Hammerstein's "Carousel."
I was only a part of the ensemble, but it was still a blast.

I loved being surrounded by people who had the same passion as me for the arts and performing. The rehearsals were very long and tiresome at times but, in the end it was all worth it, because we put on an amazing show. 
People came into Carousel hating the show, and came out loving it.
Carousel is a weird show...
We sing about a clam bake...Who the heck even goes to those?! That's right, me. YOLO. 
Some scenes are long and boring and some are confusing.
But it has an amazing, beautiful, and powerful message that you just had to really pay attention to understand. 

I love some of the music from this show.
"Common sense may tell you that the endin' will be sad, and now's the time to break and run away. But, what's the use of wondrin' if the endin' will be sad? He's your feller and you love him, there's nothin' more to say." - What's the Use of Wondrin'. This song is like EXACTLY my life at the moment. 

"When you walk through a storm, keep your chin up high, and don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky, and the sweet, silver song of the lark. Walk on, through the wind, walk on, through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone. You'll never walk alone." -You'll Never Walk Alone. Love this one so much, and its message.

The rest of them are kinda odd.. but they were fun to sing. Especially this one-
"This was a real nice clam bake! We're mighty glad we came. The vittles we et' were good, you bet! The company was the same! Our hearts are warm, our bellies are full, and we are feelin' prime! This was a real, nice clam bake, and we all had a real good time!" -A Real Nice Clam Bake.

I highly suggest seeing Carousel if you are ever given the chance. It is a beautiful story. 
I had so much fun performing it for two weekends in a row. This show extended my love for singing even more.
And apparently I have some slight singing talent, or I wouldn't have gotten into the show at all... so that's a plus. 
Next year we are doing Beauty and the Beast. I'm hoping to be a featured dancer in that. Fingers crossed!
So, here are some pictures I took! 

My friend who played Nettie Fowler 

My friend who played Mrs. Mullin 

My friend who Played Carrie Snow in the center. Me on the left. #TeamEnsemble

Vender and juggler!

Carnival venders in the prologue! I always wanted to eat that cotton candy because it looks so legit! 

The horses <3 

Flower snapshot. He's sweet <3

So that's where I've been the past couple weeks/ months. I am so sad it's over. At closing night I was like "Pffft, I'm not going to cry!" Then I ended up crying before we went on stage and at the very end of the show while singing the finale.
Anyway, hopefully I'll be back for good soon. Summer is almost upon us so I definitely will be posting more often in June, July, and August. 
Hope you all are doing well.
My last post was really personal. It was something I really needed to get off my chest. Stuff I just needed to vent out and write down. I had no one else to tell it to and this blog is the perfect place. 
Thank the Lord for blogs. 
So to those who read it and think I'm crazy... don't. I'm was just and still am upset and worried about things. Teenage girl stuff, nuff said. 
Eventually I'll do a review of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.. gosh that book was amazing. 
I need to go, I'm taking the SAT's in the morning.

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billyBobjoe said...

I'm right where you are girl! I got home from opening night of Bye Bye Birdie, in which I play Deborah Sue, an hour ago! I can't wait for tomorrow, even though I'm exhausted from tonight the the 9 hour dress rehearsal the night before!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I'm so glad you had so much fun with Carousel! It sounds like a fantastic show, and I love the snippets of the songs you posted. :) Plus, you guys all look amazing - your costumes are fabulous!

Good luck with your SATs!

Anonymous said...

I know that feeling, and I love it with all my heart. I've been a part of theater for almost three years now, and that closing night feeling is so bittersweet.
I'm #teamensemble as well, a ensemble character named Rose in my school's production of Grease. Opening Night is tomorrow night, and I'm so excited!!
I love your costumes, and I wish I could've been there to see it, but I'll just have to catch it next time it comes to Atlanta :)

Good luck on your SAT!!