I am in a Musical Revue of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! My Stake is putting it on and I auditioned and got in. Lorretta watched this movie a thousand times when we were kids so a cold read and singing was easy thanks to her. I will be playing the part of Ruth, one of the brides.
So far I love being apart of a musical again. I haven't been involved in one since college. My last semester in college really burned Lars out on musicals. I had to stage manage a musical, be in one, and do costuming, make up and set design for a musical/play, all the while I worked a part time job and took 15 credits. So needless today after my last semester I decided to take a break for a while so Lars and I could be married again and not just roommates. Of course a while turned into a few years. I wanted to audition for a local musical while we lived in Sugarhouse, but I used work and laziness as an excuse. SO when I received a flyer advertising the revue in our stake I jumped at the chance. The rehearsal schedule isn't as demanding as a community theatre so I can still work, live, love and also be involved in something I love.
One thing I love about being involved in theatre is that I am always growing. Honestly I went in it with a big head and quickly got thrown off my high horse. I thought I was an awesome veteran because I graduated in theatre and know so much blah blah blah. Well I am very rusty with all my dance moves and acting because I haven't done it for so long. It has made me want to work harder and prove to myself that I am as good as I thought I was. All in a good way of course. It is a wonderful feeling of challenge and accomplishment.
Another thing I love about being involved in theatre is the camaraderie. These people are in my ward and stake. I am meeting new people and getting to know them better. I love that feeling of family and friendship growing together to put on a good show. It is a lot of fun. Plus the brides are awesome. Our song and dance are the best.
I hope you will come out and see it if you can. I will try to post pictures.
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:00pm
Anaheim Stake Center
440 N. Loara St.
The Anaheim Stake is putting on a production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! The performances are on March 19th and 20th at 7pm at the Anaheim Stake Center. No admittance fee will be charged however, we are asking for a donation of canned goods to go to the Halcyon food drive. Come out and donate for a good cause!
With an amazingly talented cast there will be superb singing, exciting dancing, a live band, and action packed acting, and comedy!
Based extremely loosely on the Stephen Vincent Benet story Sobbin' Women," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee (Royce Butterfieldl) and his six brothers, played by Jon-Michael Bradley, Jared Dahl, Isaac Schneider,Weston Jex,Ricky Mejia, and Aaron Christensen. When Adam brings home his new bride Milly (Andrea Pinkerton), she is appalled at the brothers' slovenliness and sets about turning these unwashed louts into immaculate gentlemen. During the boisterous barn-raising scene, the brothers get into a scuffle with a group of townsmen over the affection of six comely lasses: Angie Arellano,Stephanie Barlow,Devan Lenning,Kelly Christensen,Karen Peterson, and Angela Irving. Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. Alas, he has been reading a book about the abduction of the Sabine Women (or, as he puts it, the Sobbin' Women); and, in order to claim their gals, Adam explains, the boys must kidnap them--which they do, after blocking off all avenues of escape. Vowing to remain on their best behavior, the boys make no untoward advances towards their reluctant female guests--not even during one of the coldest winters on record. Comes the spring thaw, the angry townsfolk come charging up the mountain, demanding the return of the stolen girls (who, by this time, have "tamed" their men). A happy ending is ultimately had by all in this delightful concoction.
So come bring the whole family out for a night of laughs, foot tappin' music, and a good cause!