The post-show blues…

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Well, it’s been a week now since we ended our run of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, “Patience.” I had such a fabulous time singing the role of Patience! I wasn’t really sure how I felt about her in the very beginning. She has some dialogue that makes her come across as not especially smart. But the more I got into the character, the more I saw that she wasn’t stupid, she was just very naive to some of the things that go on in the world. Her naivete is a perfect trait to convey some fun comedic acting. It is very rare that I ever get to play a character who gets to be funny. Most of the ingenue roles are what can be called ‘straight characters’ – they pretty much just play it serious throughout the show. So I especially started enjoying the role when I realized I could really have fun with her – especially her interactions with the other characters. I finally got to play a part that got some laughs! So fun!

But even the really fun shows always come to an end. And we all scatter for the time being. Not only will I miss my show friends and family, but I will miss playing this really fun character in this really hilarious show. So I definitely got a dose of the post-show blues this past week. I was super emotional about everything and have just had an overall sad feeling.

But the quickest way to work through the post-show blues, is to throw yourself into something else. And sure enough, with caroling season getting underway, I will have no shortage of work to do. Add on top of that, I have my continued work on getting my audition arias in top form before I head to Europe in February.

One thing I can always say – I’m never bored!

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Jennifer was initially drawn to Europe for two reasons: music and love.  She lived in Vienna for four years, and now calls Croatia home for much of each year, as she married a native Croatian. Since 2015, Jennifer has worked as a tour director and cruise director on European river cruises for a major American travel company, and has become an expert in all of the cities along her routes on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers. She also has traveled to Disney World almost every year since 1985, and knows Disney World inside and out. As a travel agent, Disney World is her primary specialty, and she has helped many Disney newbies and veterans have amazing trips with her insider information.

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