Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The discounted ticket price applies to tonight's and tomorrow's performances only. Discount prices range from $7.50 in the balcony to $13 up front.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Shimmering Star in the Theatrical Firmament

I'll be using this post to brag about my exceptionally talented little sister. Carolyn is a very entertaining performer. Her latest success is her performance as Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie at BYU. We saw it on Wednesday, and I must say she stole the show. For those of you who have seen the movie, the stage version (and Carolyn's interpretation, especially) of Mrs. Meers is at least 10 times as outrageous as the one in the movie. These pictures from BYU's press release illustrate my point. In fact, if you can imagine Mrs. Meers from the movie, but taller, and with a personality like Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove and a fake Chinese accent, you're getting close to the hilarity of Carolyn's character.

My favorite moment in the show, hands down, was the song "Mammy," sung by Mrs. Meers and the Chinese brothers (in both Chinese and English). It had hilarious vaudeville-style choreography. I'm telling you, I'm thinking of going again just for that number.

If anyone out there is in the area and wants to see the play, I'd suggest buying tickets immediately because they are heavily discounted right now, but the discount could go away anytime (as soon as they feel like they've sold enough tickets, I guess). If you can get them before it's too late, you'll only by paying $11 or $12 instead of $21. The show runs through Jan 31.

And if anyone out there is interested in seeing the lovely Carolyn perform in the future, never fear! I'll keep the blog updated with performances she's involved in in the future. She's played roles including a dancing napkin, an ugly step-sister, a raunchy innkeeper's wife, an elderly murder detective, a mother duck, a roulette table, a popular witch, a Russian secretary ... the list goes on, and everything she does, she does with pizazz. I can't wait to see what role she'll play next!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Year

Last weekend Matthew and I took a break from our colds and from preparing talks and a lesson for church to try out our cross-country skis (thanks Dad Crosby!) at Big Springs Park, a favorite place of mine. When we move, Provo Canyon is going to be high on the list of things I'll miss the most. What makes BSP so great for cross-country skiing is 1) 360 degree beautiful views, 2) the constant but gentle incline all the way up, which means you get 3) a fun cruise all the way back down to the parking lot. I'm still an amateur, which means I'm not good at making quick, sharp turns, which means I sometimes ditch in the snow rather than risk falling into the stream that crosses the trail a few times. We had a blast!

Matt pointed out to me the other day that January 18 (yesterday) is the first anniversary of the day we met. What a year! I always thought I'd need to marry someone I'd known for a couple of years. I don't think I've ever been so happy to be wrong!