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By molasses (Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 07:53:46 AM EST) (all tags)
Since I've had many bitter ones lately, I figured I'd share some good news.

I'm in a local community theater production.  We opened last weekend and run this and next.  We got a review yesterday.  As I walked into the theater last night the director said "oh, let her in the door before she can't fit her head through it."  Everyone was congradulating me.  I didn't know why.  Until someone handed me the review.  I started reading it and Ben said, "skip to the middle."  So i did.  And here's what it said:
"The second act begins with probably the strongest number in the show, focusing on those who work the second shift.  A sketch tells the story of Delores, quite possibly the world's greatest waitress, played by the dynamic Molasses.  Throughout the number, Delores equates her job as being an art, taking so much pride in her job and getting so caught up in her dream of being the world's perfect server that she finally loses all consciousness to the tables she is serving.  Molasses dominates the stage, belting out her song to near perfection, leaving the audience hoping Delores's shift will never end."

Color me speechless.

So something you have to know about me:  I've been told many a time I have a great voice.  I can belt it out better than anyone.  But I was stunted as a child with my insecurites and never really believed I could really sing (it didn't help that my HS music teacher said I wasn't good enough to be in the girls chorus).  Even to this day, I've been in shows that have gotten reviews and I've been mentioned, but not like this.


This blew me away. 

I almost started crying.

It means one thing:  I have to really get, deep in my soul, that I'm good.  And for me, that's hard since I don't believe it.  But here it is, in black and white.  And I didn't even pay this person.  :)

Today I'm kinda floating on air.  My throat is sore (going to the doc's in a few) and we've got 3 shows this weekend.  I'm worried I won't make it through.

And I can't wait to get on stage. 

Happy, happy day!

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Congratulations by paperdoll (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:08:57 AM EST
I loved doing Community Theatre.  Some of my best memories and best friends came from that period of my life.  I often think of getting back into it.

Congrats! by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:12:48 AM EST
I'm certain you deserve every word. :-)
Continue to lean until you feel gravity threatening to discipline you for being stupid. - CRwM
Hooray! by The Fool (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:15:42 AM EST
There's nothing like applause to make the world a better place, except maybe glowing reviews.

Keep on singin'.

Sing on, you diva! by 606 (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:20:11 AM EST

imagine dancing banana here
Bravo! by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:24:50 AM EST
A wonderful write up. Sounds like you did one hell of a job. Good going.

You go, girl! by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:28:04 AM EST
I'm almost certain that this is one of those rare reviews written by a reviewer who actually saw the show.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
That's the spirit!! by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:28:29 AM EST
Ak-Sen-Tu-Ate the positive!!


Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

w00t by anonimouse (4.00 / 2) #8 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 08:55:19 AM EST
Congratulations. I'm glad you've found something that you have a talent for and know that you're not DOOOOOOOMED.

P.S Don't stop bitching and whine in here too, it's what Husi's all about. :-)

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
A good review by blixco (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 09:39:26 AM EST
is excellent, is always good.  See?  It means you can tell yourself "Self, I told you so."
Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
Great going by moonvine (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 10:54:11 AM EST
sassy molasses!!!! Terrific job!!!

Now that you've gotten rid by calla (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Jul 21, 2006 at 07:35:55 PM EST
of the useless baggage, its time to really do something fantastic.

Get to Broadway, or a recording studio - things you could never do when tied down.


"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

Actually, by molasses (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 07:07:00 AM EST
I'm planning on starting to record a cd in september.  i'll keep you posted!


I tried to post with my Blackberry. It didn't work by Sapphire13 (2.00 / 0) #13 Sun Jul 23, 2006 at 09:40:46 AM EST
Molasses, I'm so glad to hear that your show went well.  Freaky told me he would forward the clipping to me, but still hasn't.  I am so proud of you and have known how talented you are for a loooooong time!

How Cool!!! by Mrs FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Jul 28, 2006 at 04:37:05 PM EST
Congrats to you. Be sure to celebrate appropriately (or misappropriately if you prefer!)

Wheeee...Flyin' is Fun!!

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