JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Where does the time go?

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So it hit me today: we start tech week for “Oklahoma!” next week!  How did that time go by so fast??  It feels like we just had our first rehearsal!  But the show is really coming along.  We’re in that stage where things are starting to fit together really well, but there’s still those rusty spots that just aren’t there yet.  This is the roller coaster ride part that I love so much.  Perhaps I’m a little crazy, but it’s kind of exciting getting to that final stretch before opening night.  Then when you step out on stage in front of your first audience of the run, and that adrenaline hits you – it’s like the drop in Tower of Terror!  (Yes, a ride at Disney.)  A bit scary, but oh-so-thrilling!


Speaking of time going by so quickly – I’m beginning to understand that that’s a feeling you kind of have most of the time as you get older.  I remember doing this show for the first time in high school.  It really doesn’t feel that long ago, but *sigh*, it really is.  I’m at the point where I’ve been in over thirty productions of operetta, opera, and musical theatre.  That’s not even counting ANY of the oratorio or concert work I’ve done.  I look in the mirror and really don’t feel any older, but the calendar of my life certainly says differently.  I’m very happy with all the wonderful music and characters I’ve gotten to inhabit during my years so far, and I really hope that even better experiences are on their way!  🙂



Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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