Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh Lord

Well, I'm gonna be Truvy. In Steel Magnolias. Jan just called me.
I'm going to play a woman that Dolly Parton played on film and who says, "There is no such thing as natural beauty!"
Okay.
We shall see how this goes.
I have to tell you that I feel completely intimidated.
And a little bit excited.
I hope I can wear one of those beauty parlor smocks the whole time. And I guess I might have to curl my hair.
Help.

33 comments:

  1. SWEET! When I did the show in college I was Ousier. But *IF* I audition this spring for it here, I will probably audition for Truvy.

    Oh I would love to come see you! When is the run?

    Congratulations!

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  2. OMG that is an awesome role!!! I can totally see you in that part. Do you have what it takes to fill Dolly Parton's bra? :)

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  3. Omgrrrl- Last two weekends in February, first weekend in March. I need to get a script NOW!

    Nicol- Lord, don't let me fuck it up.

    Mel's Way- Uh- no. Not even close. I need to start researching bra fillers now.

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  4. I KNEW you'd get a part. And Truvy? Sweet!!

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  5. Well, congratulations! You'll be just fine, you've got a great support team and talent galore.
    Don't panic, once you get your hands on the script and your nails in the part, you can kiss that intimidation goodbye!

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  6. Michele R- I will do my best.

    Mel- I wonder if _I_ will change as I get into this character. We shall see.

    DTG- Of course! He's so excited. I'm going to get him to come to some rehearsals and help give notes!

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  7. Oh, how perfectly perfect. How awesome! I wish I could come and see you perform. Please make a video and please let us see it. Please.

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  8. ditto on what Elisabeth says!

    or else we are going to have to charter some wheels and high tail it down there.

    congratulations. call Dolly. she can help.

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  9. PS: I've been reading the posts I've missed. Kathleen is beautiful. I love how you three love. and support. and live. Also, I love the rainstorm photos. wow. and little mr. owen is more adorable every day, but of course, you already know that. hugs to you, dear one.

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  10. I can well see you in this role. Go for it, Ms Moon.

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  11. You will be Fabuloso! Keeses on the run to Brooklyn and the Corn Tiger x0 N2

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  12. What fun! I love that movie. Truvy has some of the best lines too:

    "There's so much static electricity in this room, I pick up everything but boys and money."

    "I'm just screamin' at my husband; I can do that any time!"

    And my personal favourite:

    "Oh, Sammy's so confused he don't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt."

    I need to watch it now!!

    (Found you via Nigel's blog. Love what you're doing here.)

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  13. If you need a blonde bombshell wig, let me know - I have one from when I was the Salsa Queen for a benefit that Jill Conner Brown (the Sweet Potato Queen) did here several years ago.

    I love that movie! I could do most of the lines by heart.


    And thank you for your encouraging words. I'll let you know if/when I start.

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  14. Angelika- Oh boy. Gonna be fun.

    Elizabeth- Marcy's in the play, too, and her sweet husband Fred always videos. So...

    rebecca- I keep thinking how much fun it's going to be to create this reality with these women.

    Laura- Oh hell no. I would be WAY too nervous. But that's a sweet idea.

    Syd- Like I said, maybe it'll get my head out of my ass.

    Jo- Woo! yourself, you sweet Irish woman.

    Elisabeth- I'll give it what I got.

    N2- Kiss him for me.

    Agnes- I know the play is different but many of the lines are the same. Thanks for coming by- come back and play anytime!

    Lora- I'm so lucky to have the Opera House so nearby with those friends and that community.

    Juicie- I'm thinking I'm going to need a wig for sure. And just get started- do it!

    Angella- Sometimes old ladies do get to have fun.

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  15. I loved that movie and totally want one of the trees from that movie in my back yard. Can you send me a seedling from your yard?

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  16. lulumarie- Maybe you and Lis come come see it. We could have a slumber party, too!

    Rebecca- The magnolia tree? Sure. I can send you a seedling but unless they sell them in nurseries where you live, it won't grow there.

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  17. Congratulations, but I would have wanted to be Weezer (or whatever her damn name is).

    You'll be great at whatever part they gift you with.

    Love youse.

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  18. Ms. Bastard-Beloved- It's pronounced "Weezer" but spelled Ouiser.
    I shall do my best as Truvy! I will embrace the Truviness!

    Lulumarie- start thinking about it.

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  19. I think you'd make a great Truvy, in your inimitable Ms. Moon way... looking forward to that video.

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  20. Congratulations!

    Do you think you'll get to wear fake fake boobs? That would be fun.

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  21. They do sell them in nurseries around here but they are way too expensive for us to afford. Sure they are already 4-5 feet tall, but they are around $100.

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  22. Yes! I'd love to see you perform in a play. Maybe someday.

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