Month: June 2016

Pep Talk with Blast Staff

Pep Talk with Blast Staff

I have so much to talk about! I don’t even know where to begin, really, so much has happened in the past few days and I just haven’t had time to sit down and post. I would like to postpone some of my topics so […]

“Welcome to the Blast Family”

“Welcome to the Blast Family”

I’m postponing an entry about my day today to finally publish an entry I’ve been working on for several days. Today we had a GREAT pep talk and I’ve just polled my cast mates to see their feelings after the talk. I’ll publish it if/when […]

Week #1 Wrap Up Photos

Week #1 Wrap Up Photos

Because I’m too tired to make a full post at the moment… first week has been great! I love my new family!

 

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Day Six, a day of TRICKS!

Day Six, a day of TRICKS!

More tricks were added to the show today! I’m now doing TWO different tricks in the show, but that’s all I can tell you at the moment. I’m very glad to be utilized in what has been one of my favorite parts of the show […]

Day 5… ow my body

Day 5… ow my body

My body is going to HATE me tomorrow… great news, though! We staged the first half of a number today, which includes a lot of tricks by the cast members. I’m exhausted. Definitely the most exhausted I’ve been since I got here, and I know […]

Day 4… 4 Numbers on!

Day 4… 4 Numbers on!

That’s right! Fourth full day of rehearsal and we were able to do a run through of 4 pieces together tonight. My job currently consists of a lot of prop pushing and dancing, and I am having SUCH a good time with that. I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures today because it was all-hands-on-deck while we were staging one of the numbers. Good news, though! Others in the cast are taking pictures on their breaks so I will be sure to post some of those pictures as they come available to me. The choreo we’re doing so far is VERY different from things I’ve been asked to do in the past. It’s challenging, but nothing I and the rest of the cast can’t handle. I just need reps to get my body moving in this new style that Michael is teaching us. I love it. Love, love, love it, even if I suck at it so much right now. I’ll get better!

Speaking of getting better, today was a day of growth for me. I hesitate to share my struggles in a public forum, but, as I said before, this blog is for ME, so I’m going to write about it. You have the choice of whether you read it or not – there’s a link at the bottom.

Anyway. The most amazing things I’m seeing so far are coming from the visual ensemble. No offense to the hornline or my fellow prop pushers, of course, but I think many of them would agree with me. The whole soundtrack is beautiful, but especially the Visual Ensemble¬†feature we saw tonight. They’re all such incredible dancers and spinners – I could watch them for hours. I hope I can get permission to post some videos soon!

I lied, I did take one picture. I intend to ask what these coffee filtering contraptions are at some point, but I assume it’s a method of slow brewing or steeping coffee. It’s cool. Their cold brew is delicious.

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Day 3!

Day 3!

I’m not sure yet how much I’m ALLOWED to reveal about this process and this show… BUT, I have some mini updates! We had stretch/movement with Michael Rosales this morning. Man… I SUCK. I’m so glad to be back in the performer role with a […]

Day 2 Rehearsal Day

Day 2 Rehearsal Day

Whew! I mean… WOO! I’m tired but so happy to have spent two days in a row with a trumpet on my face for 6-8 hours, and I can’t wait for so many more. Some of the vets here have asked me if I’m having […]

Nashville Round #2… Travel Day

Nashville Round #2… Travel Day

I’m here! I’m here, I’m here, I’m here! Met a few people getting off the plane and took the shuttle to our hotel. Haven’t met my roommate yet. Oh! And found this link in my browsing while in between airports…

http://www.disney.co.jp/eventlive/blast.html

Woo! Here we go! #blast2016

Wrapping Up Trip #1 to Tennessee…

Wrapping Up Trip #1 to Tennessee…

…and on to the next! But first, let’s talk about my FIRST trip to Nashville of the week. The beginning of the week consisted of visiting the bestest best friend in the whole wide world. I actually flew into Nashville to visit with her AND […]