Thursday, May 29, 2014



Thought it would be a good time to wash my hair and catch up. Needless to say, I'm way too busy for just about anything but work and sleeping. But, hey, that's the nature of summer stock and it sure is better than a boring office job. After classes were over and before PSST started, I did read some books. Really paper and ink books.

 Fashion and dance? Of course! I've been a ballet fan since I was a kid so the Nijinsky book was a good addition to the dance shelve.  The fashion book....i mean come on, Schiaparelli & Prada? It would have been rude not to.

 A couple more to add the The Rolling Stones collection. Love how the smoke looks like it's real.

 Miss Peregrine part 2, can't wait for part 3. And the second Harry Hole novel. For some reason America is getting these in a weird order. But who cares? It's another great read.

Then work kicked back in and we been working like busy bees. There was a week wait until the rental costumes for the first show arrived, all 20 boxes of them!!!!!!!!!!! We spent that time working on the last show.

The first show is Mary Poppins, Peach State Summer Theatre is one of the first theatres to get the rights to do it. So if you're the Valdosta area come see it. Because this happens......

 Bert and Mary hanging around. Yeah, he's up side down.

Here's the test run with Jared. He's pretending to be Peter Pan, hmmmm.....wrong show. He was so happy to be the tester!

How do you make costumes for a harness? These are worn like a belt, so the costume have a slit on each hip and the harness is hooked through the slits. I've never worked a show that had flying in it before, so I didn't realize how easy that was. The rental costumes were ready to go.

The other 2 shows are Smoky Joe's Cafe and 42nd Street. (anybody see the finale for Warehouse 13 the other week? There was a musical number from 42nd St!) If your interested in what I'm up to, you can check out the PSST page on facebook, Peach State Summer Theatre.

The 2 flying photos were taken by Jonathon Willis.




  1. I need to get back into reading my brain is going soft from all the shit tv I have been watching lately. I think it's cool that you are working on a show that features FLYING, careful now!
    XXOO Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Some great book choices there, love the Harry Hole series. You sound sooooo busy, but the flying looks amazing! xxx

  3. Ah, so. Thanks for the how-to-hook-a-harness information. My ribs crack just thinking about it....

  4. I was in JC Superstar a couple years ago and my husband rigged up a hanging harness for Judas. It was very disturbing to watch! I'd love to see someone use harnesses to fly instead of suicide for once!

  5. Love Jo Nesbo and those Stones books look great, too. xxx