There are few things more exciting to us theatre peeps than OPENING NIGHT! The night when all the weeks of hard work leading up to the show becomes worth it and you get to celebrate your success (or drink away your sorrows–depending on how it goes). Luckily, between the dream team of Jodie, Tasha, John Luke and I, and the cast of amazing talented kiddos we have, it was definitely a night to celebrate. An other fun thing about opening night? You get all dressed up and fancy and sometimes you get presents! I got lovely cards and gifts from Tasha and Jodie that totally made my night! Tasha even baked for the first time ever and her brownies were aaaaamazing.
When we arrived, Tasha had already reserved our usual rehearsal viewing spots in our viewing order, plus places for our guests. This is Tasha. She was my assistant choreographer and she is absolutely fantastic. I love her and I was SOOOO lucky to have her through this process!
I was lucky to have so many people in the audience for opening night! Steve, Mi Hermano, my dad, and Steve’s mom, grandma and sister. Steve got some pretty amazing photos during the show!
The band lead by the fabulous John Luke!
Jafar and Iago
Friend Like Me
Villains! You can’t tell, but Iago is pecking at Jafar’s staff. It is hilarious. One of my fav parts of the show!
All in all, the show went great. Especially the kids, they really stepped it up and rocked it out! I really love this cast!!
After the show, one of my favorite little ones gave me a sunflower out of the flower boquet her parents had given her–soooo sweet! I almost cried. After congratulating the kiddos, Steve, Jacob, Jodie and her fam, Tasha, John Luke and his partner Alex went out to a Mexi restaurant in old town Scottsdale that I still don’t know the name of haha. When we entered I literally squealed in excitement when I noticed the skinny margarita was on special! I LOVE margs, but refuse to get full sugar ones–not worth it! So the fact that they had a skinny one and it was on special?! Heck, yes!
The artistic dream team: Tasha (Assistant Choreographer), Me, John Luke (Musical Director), and Jodie (Director)
We had a super fun night. I especially enjoyed getting to meet Alex, and getting to hang out with some of my fav peeps! And lastly, of course we couldn’t leave without riding the burro…
Aladdin runs until next Sunday. Come out and see it–super funny and enjoyable 🙂