Exciting News: The Theatre



It has been so much fun recapping our 10th Anniversary trip to Wales with all of you and I am not even half way complete with this series of posts.  There is still the whole Vow Renewal that I have yet to share and it is coming, I promise. :) If you have been loving my Wales post make sure to visit my Belinda who is an expat living in Wales. 

However I have been sitting on some really good news for about a month now that in light of my summer holiday and travels keep forgetting to mention.  I woke up this morning and decided it was about time I mentioned it on my blog.  


EXCITING NEWS
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If you have been a reader for a while you are familiar with my Weekly Wishes posts that I do through the Nectar Collective blog link up.  One of my Weekly Wishes was to get back into the theatre.  I basically grew up in community theatres and drama classes through my nomadic childhood in Europe. It was my one constant through all the change and new beginnings.  That let me to be a theatre major at Uni where I met my husband in the theatre department.  Basically since giving birth to my first born I have not done any theatrical performances. So this summer, after being motivated by my friend Amanda, I went on my first two auditions in over eight years! I also went to a theatre bbq with one of the drama groups here in Bath, England.  It was great just be back around theatre people and to know they are just as extroverted as theatre people in America.  It was like finding my niche.  I do have one friend here in Bath so far, another expat and the other 'American' in my village. Since I have been working from home I have not met a whole lot of other people so far. Which was another pull to get back into the theatre scene.  Before I digress to far let me get to my exciting news!

I got a call while I was in Wales from the director of the Cinderella Panto that I auditioned for a week before we left on our trip.  I got offered a part! There are three princesses that are vying for the heart of Prince Charming (think the Bachelorette meets a Miss America pageant) and I got offered the role of Princess Carolina.  I auditioned saying I would accept a chorus position because I just really wanted to be involved.  So the fact that I got a part with lines is really exciting and it is a very fun character to play.  Plus I auditioned using my american accent and looks like I will be playing it that way too. I used to go to the Pantos with my dad when I was a young girl growing up in England. It is one of those culture and holiday things specific to England.  It just means so much that my first role back in the theatre is in a panto.  I know my dad would be so excited for me.  Ryan has yet to go to his first panto, so it looks like it might be seeing me in January in Cinderella here in Bath. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and support through the audition process! 

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42 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that really is exciting news! Well done for putting yourself out there and setting out something to achieve, looks like it more than paid off! Cinderella is always a great show if it's done well, I'm sure Ryan will love his first panto :)

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  2. That's great news! Congrats on getting a part and getting back into theatre! It's great that you are getting out there and doing what you love!!

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  3. Congrats on the part... that is AMAZING!!! I think it's so great that you're going after an old passion and talent - wish I was on that part of the world so that I could buy a ticket to the show :)

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  4. Congrats on landing the part!! Such fun news!! Your family is going to enjoy seeing you on stage so much! Can't wait to see pictures/videos and hear all about your first theater performance in 8 years!!! ^___^ Props on following your heart and getting yourself back into the world of theater!
    xoxo

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  5. CONGRATS!!!!! that is such amazing news friend! i'm so incredibly excited for this new venture back into theatre and i can't wait to hear more about it!

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  6. Congratulations, Bonnie! How exciting! You'll be a perfect princess. :)

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  7. How exciting! I love when doors open up to help us follow our dreams! Congratulations!

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  8. Well done on getting a part! You would make a good princess with your pretty hair and face.

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  9. That's GREAT! Well done! :) :) :)

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  10. Congratulations!!! How exciting! You will make a fabulous princess!

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  11. That's wonderful, congratulations!! How great to get back into something that you love!

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  12. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you- must feel great to get back to it!

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  13. Congrats!!! So happy for you!

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  14. Congrats!!! What insanely exciting news!

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  15. Thank you Kate! I cannot believe I had not said anything yet, but just so caught up with all the summer vacation stuff. I think he will too. :)

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  16. Thank you Susanne, I would have been fine with chorus, but now I'm really excited about just diving right back into the theatre world. x

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  17. Thank you for thinking so, I'm pretty psyched about it too! I so wish you could come see it in January, will have to share videos and photos after the production ends. x

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  18. Thank you so very much Laura. Thanks for bringing that up, I had not really thought much about it before, but I bet my sons will be really tickled about it. The last night of the show is on my eldest's 9th birthday, so a fun present for him too. x

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  19. Thank you so much for the congrats on here and on twitter! You are so sweet! I too look forward to sharing more about it especially when rehearsals start in October. I think we meet once next month for a read through and a meet and greet of the whole cast. I cannot wait. x

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  20. Thank you so much Jay for the encouragement! So excited. x

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  21. Thank you Rachel. You are so sweet girl! I sure hope so. ;) x

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  22. Thank you girl! It is great to have an open door amongst all the closed ones. Forward to more opportunities! x

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  23. Thank you Louisa! That is so sweet to say! I look forward to being able to share more about the experience here on the blog too. x

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  24. Thank you Erica! Pretty psyched. Still a couple months off until rehearsals begin, it will be so much fun! x

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  25. Thank you babette! That is so sweet! I look forward to being back in the theatre scene and and of course sharing the experience here on the blog. x

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  26. Thank you for commenting on my blog Daniel! So sweet and thank you for all the encouragement on facebook. Its nice to still be in contact with people from the theatre department at Uni. x

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  27. Thank you sarah! We are pretty excited over here. It will be cool to see if my boys catch the acting bug after seeing the Panto in january. x

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  28. Thank you so much Rachel for your sweet words. I am so excited to get back into it and to share this experience not just with my family but with all you guys here too. x

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  29. Thank you Gina! Pretty excited to be able to get back into it. x

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  30. Thank you Andi! I cannot believe I waited so long to share the good news, but love all the encouragement! x

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  31. Congratulations! That's fantastic and awesome news :D I'm so happy for you!

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  32. YOU GOT THE PART!!! I'm so happy for you! And in a Panto too! The holiday season is going to be extra exciting in your house this year! I cannot wait to read posts all about it. Congratulations Bonnie, I'm so happy for you :) x

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  33. Congratulations!!!!! I cannot wait to hear more about your experience, I did some theatre in high school and do miss it too!

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  34. So exciting!! I just love performing!!

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  35. Thank you Chantal! I just cannot wait till rehearsals begin!

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  36. YAY! *insert happy dance* The holidays are already my favourite time of the year. Next week I'm hoping to go to the next Theatre meeting where its everyone in theatre in all of Bath that meets up. Will be nice to try to put more names to faces, though im horrid and name remembering. x

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  37. Thank you so much Bailie! Yes, another theatre girl! I really miss those younger theatre days for sure! x

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  38. I grew up in the theater, too, and it has been 9 years since I was last on stage. I'm settled in a new town and have considered trying to get back into it, but I'm a big scaredy cat. Good for you that you went out there again!

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