I love watching glee...period... It makes me laugh makes me cry and most of all I think it reminds me about a great time in my life. I was fortunate enough to be part of a show choir all through Jr. High and Highschool- and Some of my favorite memories come from performing in Plays/Musicals and being in rainbow connections- yes thats what it was called no laughing/chamber choir. My junior and senior year of Highschool I had 5 performing classes every day. In college my major was musical theatre. That of course changed with age and figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up I still don't know yet- But there's still that part of me that loves and adores performing and misses it like crazy.
I miss singing gospel music..with people who also like it and appreciate how hard it is.
I miss choir robes- you know the super comfy ones
I miss singing songs with 8 parts
I miss picking out the alto line in every song I heard on the radio
I miss laying on the floor in the commons ( because it has amazing acoustics )of my highschool and singing with chamber choir while everyone else was in there boring classes.
I miss playing handbells at christmas time
I miss madrigal songs
I miss teaching 4 year olds how to tap learn their ballet positions and funk out to jazz
I miss singing tons of songs from the 60's and Ballroom dancing in almost every number Really I loved being in Rainbow sometimes I wonder what my teenage life would've been like without it.
I miss choreographing character numbers
I miss auditions the total energy high
I miss 8 hour dress rehearsals until you got it right.
I miss opening nights
I miss closing nights
I miss stage makeup
I miss morphing into a character
I miss dressing up
I miss going to the dance studio when I was frustrated or worried shutting off all the lights and dancing till I was so exhausted I couldn't breathe. That feeling people of loud music where your body just moves to each little piece of rhythm mixed with creativity. Oh man somedays I'd give anything for keys to the studio again.
I guess not many people know this about me. I almost became someone different when I went to college. I guess it was a time of reinventing myself trying new things. Finally not being the smart nerdy girl. I was the fun girl. And after a while I've found I miss that part of my life. So many times I'll be in the car alone driving home from sobeys singing at the top of my lungs pretending I'm on a stage again -or I'll listen to a song and think of the costumes and choreography I'd use in my head. A big part of me wants to teach dance again. So there you go my random thoughts for the day. Can we please have a roadshow in our ward- that would be awesome!
so if anyone else is a closet gleek too and wants to watch musiclas with me I have a stash of favorites including thoroughly modern millie, annie and guys and dolls.