Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Crazy For You

A month and a half ago Rebekah and Julianne performed "Crazy For You" with their theatre group. (And yes, I am way, way behind in getting them up and posted.) I'm always impressed with the shows and Broadway reviews this group puts on, but I think this one was their best yet. Julianne was this close to getting the lead part of Polly. Seriously...between her and another girl. The director told me that their were two reasons Julianne didn't end up getting the part...one, because she didn't like to cast a jr. high kid in a kissing role. And two, the guy she was planning to cast as the lead male role was much taller than Julianne and she was worried that it might come across looking like father/daughter rather than romantic leads. Sigh. So much more than just how well you can sing and act goes into the casting of a musical. I've experienced this first hand myself. Julianne was disappointed....but in true Julianne style, she let herself mope for only a few hours and then immediately threw herself into making cupcakes for the girl who did get the part with decorations on top spelling out the name
P-O-L-L-Y, along with a congratulations card. 
















Julianne ended up getting the part of "Mitzi" which is more or less ensemble, with a few bit lines. But because she has also been taking the tap classes, she ended up in some other dance scenes. Rebekah chose to not audition for any specific part, ...busy as she was with auditions for Madrigals at the high school and other such things, and was therefore automatically cast as part of the ensemble. Which she says she rather prefers. Much more fun and less pressure to just be in the big numbers. She does have a point....
Here's a lot some pictures of the show. Some taken from dress rehearsal by the director and posted on facebook that I snagged. And some from the night I went, taken (unfortunately) by my iPhone camera seeing as I forgot my nice one. Sigh. But between the two, you get the idea...

If you are a fan of Where's Waldo, this next part might be right up your alley. Where is Rebekah? Or Julianne? Which girl am I even looking for in each picture? I didn't really give you any hints....

3 comments:

Jill said...

They are beautiful and talented girls!

Melissa@thebblog said...

nice bang bumps - but they still don't rival what you could do in high school with your bangs ;)

Heidi said...

I agree with Jill. :) And I too, love their hair styles!!