Steel Magnolias

Lounge By jonahsmom Updated 9 Jun 2010 , 9:08pm by jonahsmom

jonahsmom Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 2:30am
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Okay - so I just have to share a happy, fun non-cake moment!

I have done theatre, community theatre for a loooong time (since junior high) and haven't been able to do anything since about 2005 due to the whole cancer business and Jonah's autism business (school was super, super rough and is getting better!)....

Anyhoo....I auditioned for Steel Magnolias Tuesday night and I was cast as Shelby Eatenton! I am soooooo excited! I can barely contain myself!!!

I've been so busy with life that I didn't fully realize how much I missed it. But, man, when I was on the stage auditioning I realized it! I've been nuts all week waiting for the cast list!

Thanks for letting me share my excitement!!!

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retaunton Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 2:32am
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Congrats!

Doug Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 2:33am
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1) BREAK A LEG

2) of course you're making the armadillo cake -- aren't you!?!? hint hint

jonahsmom Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 2:43am
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Definitely the armadillo cake! icon_smile.gif

JulieMN Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:27pm
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Congratulations---such exciting news for you!

Shelle_75 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:46pm
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Congratulations! I would love to do something like that someday. SM is one of my favorites, I'm sure you'll be a wonderful Shelby!!

rosiecast Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 5:22pm
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Yay way to go!!

The armadillo cake kills me.

dailey Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 3:11pm
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how cool is that?? congrats on landing a great part!

jonahsmom Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:45pm
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Just wanted to reopen this thread because...

TODAY IS OPENING DAY!!!! YAY!

I'm sooo nervous. I did the math and I haven't done a show for this theater for 8 years!!!! EIGHT YEARS!!!!! I've done musicals with the other group in town in the meantime, but I didn't realize it had been so long!

We are doing shows every day this week - matinee today and 7 pm shows through Saturday. I just wanna get the first one done so I can feel more confident. The entire cast is just awesome and we work so well together. Really, I think this is the easiest cast I've ever worked with. Or maybe I'm a little less high strung this time? No - I don't think that's it!!! icon_biggrin.gif

mamawrobin Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:58pm
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You'll do great icon_biggrin.gif Good luck and be sure to give us an update as to how everything went. thumbs_up.gif

mightydragon663 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 2:34pm
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Congratulations!!!! thumbs_up.gif

heddahope Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 6:10pm
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Congratulations!!!

ninjacaker Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:19pm
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Congrats! What great news after the tough time you've had. Enjoy every second!

flavacakes Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:50pm
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That is soooo cool!!!! Please let us know how it's going! Maybe you could post some pics??

jonahsmom Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 9:08pm
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It is going FABULOUSLY!!!!

I look like a goob in all the pics, but here are some from our Tuesday night show. I'm Shelby (long blond hair in the first act, short in the second).

We are having a TON of fun and the audiences have been telling us that it is the best show they've seen there in years! icon_smile.gif

http://www.fortdodgeweb.com/photo/albums/hawkeye-community-theatre

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