JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Opening night, here we come!

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I sit here on my night off after a grueling tech week for “Oklahoma!”  I am justifiably exhausted and grateful that I can sleep in as late as I want tomorrow before heading to the theatre.

 

Some of you will of course be aware of certain theatre superstitions and traditions.  I’m not a TOTAL superstitious type, but there are some that I do kind of believe in.  The one that I’ve always believed in was that it was good luck to have a bad dress rehearsal.  Well, I wouldn’t say our dress was bad, but enough things went wrong that I think we’ll have sufficient good luck for opening night.  😉

 

I don’t know if I can begin to explain the excitement of opening night to anyone who hasn’t experienced it personally, but I will try.  Imagine a roller coaster ride that you know really well.  You know exactly what’s coming, you feel totally prepared for the experience, but once you speed down that first hill, the adrenaline kicks in and your heart is pumping…. it’s an absolute thrill and you can’t wait to do it again!  The experience is at all times exciting, scary, nerve-wracking, and amazingly awesome.  It’s that experience that makes all the hard work and time  you put in totally worth it.

 

I am also very lucky to have had so many wonderful opportunities to perform with really wonderful people, and this production is no exception.  Rose Valley is like one great big family, and I’ve met some very dear friends through this group.

 

I hope some of you will be coming out to see our show!  There are SEVEN performances from April 8 – 16.  Visit http://www.rvco.org for more info!

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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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