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Exciting News: The Theatre

It has been so much fun recapping our 10th Anniversary trip to Wales with all of you and I am not even half way complete with this series of posts.  There is still the whole Vow Renewal that I have yet to share and it is coming, I promise. :) If you have been loving my Wales post make sure to visit my Belinda who is an expat living in Wales. 
However I have been sitting on some really good news for about a month now that in light of my summer holiday and travels keep forgetting to mention.  I woke up this morning and decided it was about time I mentioned it on my blog.  
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If you have been a reader for a while you are familiar with my Weekly Wishes posts that I do through the Nectar Collective blog link up.  One of my Weekly Wishes was to get back into the theatre.  I basically grew up in community theatres and drama classes through my nomadic childhood in Europe. It was my one constant through all the change and new beginnings.  That let me to be a theatre major at Uni where I met my husband in the theatre department.  Basically since giving birth to my first born I have not done any theatrical performances. So this summer, after being motivated by my friend Amanda, I went on my first two auditions in over eight years! I also went to a theatre bbq with one of the drama groups here in Bath, England.  It was great just be back around theatre people and to know they are just as extroverted as theatre people in America.  It was like finding my niche.  I do have one friend here in Bath so far, another expat and the other ‘American’ in my village. Since I have been working from home I have not met a whole lot of other people so far. Which was another pull to get back into the theatre scene.  Before I digress to far let me get to my exciting news!
I got a call while I was in Wales from the director of the Cinderella Panto that I auditioned for a week before we left on our trip.  I got offered a part! There are three princesses that are vying for the heart of Prince Charming (think the Bachelorette meets a Miss America pageant) and I got offered the role of Princess Carolina.  I auditioned saying I would accept a chorus position because I just really wanted to be involved.  So the fact that I got a part with lines is really exciting and it is a very fun character to play.  Plus I auditioned using my american accent and looks like I will be playing it that way too. I used to go to the Pantos with my dad when I was a young girl growing up in England. It is one of those culture and holiday things specific to England.  It just means so much that my first role back in the theatre is in a panto.  I know my dad would be so excited for me.  Ryan has yet to go to his first panto, so it looks like it might be seeing me in January in Cinderella here in Bath. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and support through the audition process! 
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