Sunday, December 4, 2011

[What I Did] The Stage

Back in high school, I was really into theater and chorus. It was something I really loved doing. I got to be with my friends and have fun and act and sing.

I definitely miss high school, and if I could, I would go back just so I could do these things.

In theater, I was in one big stage musical ("Thoroughly Modern Millie"), several smaller plays and several Dramatic Interpretations for Theater Meets, including Claudia from Interview With A Vampire (the novel, not the movie).
Thoroughly Modern Millie cast. I'm in the middle row, second from the left in the blue dress.
TMM, with Tanika Lee (left, blue dress) and me (right, gold dress). I got soy sauce dumped on me right after this.
Today, I popped in the DVD of my high school production of TMM and just sat in awe. It's been so long since I've done anything like this, and it makes me so sad that I can't anymore (no auditions at the local theater group).

Now, granted, I'm not the best singer, not by far, but I like to pretend I have a pretty nice voice. I was in chorus for 9 years, from second grade to senior year, minus one year that I pretended I was too cool for it. I miss it, too. One thing I love about church is getting to sing the hymns and stare at the sheet music like I know how to read it. I don't. :]

One thing I remember about chorus was the time we got to go up to Temple Square and sing. It was so beautiful, even if I did have to wear one of the worst uniforms ever to be imagined.
Singing in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, December 23, 2007.
Another angle of the JSMB. This place was gorgeous.
I even did some singing with my friends for a talent show. We had a little one night band called Sisterwife. We were a cello ensemble, with only one cello and a drummer. It was pretty awesome.
I'm the one who looks like a cracked out Dorothy. :]

Sigh. I can't wait until I am able to do something similar to this again. I miss it so much.


  1. I miss theatre too! You're way lucky to have recordings, our HS didn't do that. I did choir too. And Orchestra. And even a year of marching band, color gaurd. It was a ton of fun, and I miss those days.
    But I remind myself that these days are good too. I have snuggles from precous kiddos and my husband and all is good.
    How cool that you sang on Temple Square. The coolest place I've ever sang was in Ohio, our institute choir was asked to sing for a fireside in the Kirtland Temple. It was way super cool.

  2. Great Performance, wish to watch one of a theater performer.

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