Where does the time go?

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So it hit me today: we start tech week for “Oklahoma!” next week!  How did that time go by so fast??  It feels like we just had our first rehearsal!  But the show is really coming along.  We’re in that stage where things are starting to fit together really well, but there’s still those rusty spots that just aren’t there yet.  This is the roller coaster ride part that I love so much.  Perhaps I’m a little crazy, but it’s kind of exciting getting to that final stretch before opening night.  Then when you step out on stage in front of your first audience of the run, and that adrenaline hits you – it’s like the drop in Tower of Terror!  (Yes, a ride at Disney.)  A bit scary, but oh-so-thrilling!


Speaking of time going by so quickly – I’m beginning to understand that that’s a feeling you kind of have most of the time as you get older.  I remember doing this show for the first time in high school.  It really doesn’t feel that long ago, but *sigh*, it really is.  I’m at the point where I’ve been in over thirty productions of operetta, opera, and musical theatre.  That’s not even counting ANY of the oratorio or concert work I’ve done.  I look in the mirror and really don’t feel any older, but the calendar of my life certainly says differently.  I’m very happy with all the wonderful music and characters I’ve gotten to inhabit during my years so far, and I really hope that even better experiences are on their way!  🙂


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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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