Hot Cakes

Friday, November 2, 2007
A few words of advice:

I've been told that tickets are selling like hot cakes and if my family and friends are unable to come to the show I will be so sad! I admit, tickets are kind of pricey. The cheapest I've been able to find are STUDENT tickets for a Wednesday show or matinee. If you have a student I.D.--go for it. I WISH I could give more free tickets and/or discount tickets to people but they only give me two comps and two half price tickets. (The first four people to leave comments on my blog are the lucky recipients). Just kidding. I think I am required by law to give them to family. There is always a chance I will get last minute free tickets. There is the occasional, "Hey, I have 3 extra tickets for my family tonight that aren't being used. It's 6:45 right now and the show starts at 7:30, but if you can find anyone who wants them, they're yours." In that case, I will call, call, call. But there are no guarantees. This is going to be a great show and I'm so excited for people to see it! You won't be disappointed.

Rehearsals are going well. But I've gotta say, being a lead is a lot of work. I don't want to complain, in fact, I don't feel like I am complaining, so much as stating the facts. (I am GLAD to work this hard). And Peter Pan, in particular, is a huge part and very physically demanding. Somersaults, back flips, dancing, 7 entire solo songs, lots of running and skipping and jumping and tons of lines. I did scene work for four hours straight last night. My brain was starting to turn to mush. I couldn't remember which scene came next and how everything lined up and fit together. I just have so much material! Again, it's great! I love pushing myself and testing my abilities like this. The director seems to be pleased, for which I am grateful. And once performances start---that's when the real fun begins.

P.S. I have to do the entire show, flying and all, totally barefoot. In order to make sure my feet are adequately callused and prepared for the show, I have been rehearsing entirely barefoot as well. Below is a picture of the current state of my feet:

The life of a dancer.


  1. NO WAY are those your feet! That has to be leprosy. I don't know where you got that shot but that is pretty disgusting! We are so excited for you and your poor feet! AND we want tickets! I guess we better buy them before they sell out. My thought right now is maybe Friday or Saturday night after Thanksgiving. We will let you know when and maybe some other Jacksons in town can come the same night.

  2. grooooooooossssssssssssssss

    i'm SO GLAD those are NOT your feet.

    OK you're amazing--i love your zeal for performance and your energy for doing SO MUCH! I wish so badly we could go to the show, I can imagine how awesome it will be!

  3. I hope we can make it to the show. It sure will be fun to see you acting like a young boy. Remember that one dress you wore a long time ago and Paul said, "Hey, nice shirt." Maybe you don't remember that conversation, but I do. It was really funny. I know that has nothing to do with this, but it came to mind just now. Kay good luck with rehearsals.

  4. Take the photo down NOW. Gross. Remember when I use to make you play with my feet on Sunday afternoons on the couch? What if my feet looked like that.

  5. SICK! That might be the most disgusting photo I've ever seen. I remember reading a book when I was a tween about a ballerina dancer and she went on and on about how gross her feet looked. My young imagination could never have pictured this. I hope yours don't even approach that disgusting display.

    But, enough about feet...good luck in the show! I wish I was in town so I could check it out!! You'll have to record it and send us out-of-towners copies!!

  6. So, even if i am not a student anymore, I can still use my old Id and get discount? :) I am all over discount tickets! :)


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