14 Days of Rehearsals= Jubilee! Magic

What a crazy couple of weeks!  Learned the entire Jubilee! show in about 2 weeks!  14 rehearsals.  Everyday except Fridays.  At LEAST one rehearsal a day.  And I’ll be in all 10 numbers tomorrow.  This is the most dancing I have ever had to do in my life!  But I am so in love!  This is a dream come true.  I still can’t believe I am really here, living in Vegas, chatting with the girls in the show who are the most beautiful women in the world: my co-stars of Jubilee! 😉  These girls who I admire and look up to are now sitting next to me in the dressing room.

How did this even happen?!  Well…lots of hard work and perseverance, and a little dumb luck thrown in there.  Just have to say again, wow.  This is the best job in the whole world.

I’ve been through showgirl bootcamp these past two weeks.  Thoroughly thrilled with getting privately trained in the numbers by the best of the best on the fabulous stage.  🙂  Will never forget it.

The entire show is like one long quick change.  Never get to sit down.  Intensive!  But we are wearing the most beautiful costumes you have ever laid eyes on.  Its worth it!  Plus up and down stairs to the dressing room for every number.  How many stairs do we climb up and down a night?  I think its something like 600.  :0  Its the showgirl workout.

Can’t wait for tomorrow!  I will be adding three numbers to my repertoire for the shows.  Hopefully all goes well!

My mom and sister are coming to see the show in June, and my dad hopefully will see it in July!  Everyone else, get your butts to Vegas!  You do not want to miss this incredible show because I AM IN IT! hahahahaha.  Please do come see me!  Text me and tickets are CHEAP!  So you get special price if you know my numba!  😉 Everyone else, full price for you.  jk.  sortof.

Thanks to everyone out there for your love and support.  You mean so much to me! 🙂

Big kisses!

 

 

Moment of Truth!

Time to head to the Jubilee! theater to do makeup.  Got my first pair of humongous eyelashes today from the manager.  I’m a real showgirl!  That’s what she told me! 🙂  Gotta do makeup, tights, heels, some costumes, cast, some sets.  Get to walk down the huge amazing finale stairs tonight.  Freaking out. Rehearsal tonight till about 3am. Then tomorrow is the big day!  My opening night in Jubilee!! I am so thrilled to be with this cast and in this amazing show.  Once again, please come see me if you’re out in Vegas!  You won’t want to miss this show!

Gotta go get ready!

Time to do my showgirl dips!  🙂

Here we GO!

I have a day off!

You may have thought that blog title sounds excited…but I am not.  I love Jubilee and wanna do the show! I dont want a day off!! Luckily I have rehearsal at 10am tomorrow, followed by more rehearsals that night till 2 or 3am! WOO!

Here are some highlights of my week:

Me at my mirror!  That blank space behind me is where my costumes will go.

Over my mirror.  Im known as Nat.  Because there are 2 other Natalies.  : /  haha

And here are my special silver brand new pair of LaDuca shoes!!  🙂  So pumped.  Aren’t they gorgeous?

Did some work today and ate lots of…junk food…

I think Ill just sit and sleep for the rest of the night.  Sounds like a great plan since I haven’t even gotten out of my PJs!  WOO!  oh man.

Hope y’all are doing well!

Jubilee! Rehearsals: Day Two

Don’t think I have any photos from today, but it’ll just be a quick update.

At 1:45pm I had a wig fitting.

Had a second four hour rehearsal today from 2-6pm and learned two more numbers for a total of three.  Feeling very honored and special to be learning the numbers one on one from a real showgirl.  My dance captain is the epitome of awesome.  She’s been in the show for five years and knows every spot.  Insane!  The dance numbers are so cool.  This show is really fun and I cant wait for y’all to come see it!  I can’t wait till I know everything like the back of my hand.  Learning and keeping it in my brain is the tough part.

After 4 hours of rehearsals. Went to do costume fittings.  I tried on the most amazing outfits in the entire world today.  Dripping in diamonds, jewels, feathers and sequins.  I felt like the luckiest girl.  Got fitted for about 6 costumes and hats and headpieces.  Bob Mackie is the costume designer with all the original designs and costumes in the show from years and years ago.  Finale is the craziest outfit spanning about 5 feet wide of feathers.  😮  Can’t wait to be in the show!

Tomorrow I have morning rehearsals at 10am, watch the show at 7:30pm, then more rehearsing on stage in between shows at 10pm.

Till tomorrow!  TIme to get some much needed sleep!

Goodnight!

PS: Also want to mention that THIS blog post actually happened.  Yay!

I’m Exhausted

WOW. Today I endured my first 4 hours of rehearsals for Jubilee!  I was by myself with my awesome dance captain in the basement of the stage learning the most difficult dance number of my life.  Never have I had to learn such a hard dance in such a short amount of time.  Classical ballet is very predictable.  Tombe pas de bourre glissade jette.  This is like: KICK STEP TOUCH TOUCH PAS DE BOURRE KICK TURN TOUCH ARM HAND LOOK JUMP PUNCH RUN UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS AND SMILE!

Surprised Im still awake right now, but I had an awesome day.  Going around backstage still not believing that Im going to be in the cast.  Still feel like an awkward visitor to the set.  And known as “the new girl.” Womp womp.  Also, sitting next to another Natalie in the dressing room.  So ill be Nat.

Bally’s signage

Paris signage.

More awesome Bally’s signage.  Ill be trying on my costumes tomorrow!!! AGHHHHHH! They are ah-ma-zing.

 

A Night at Jubilee!

Fiona and I were guests of Jubilee! last night and the show was awesome.  It’s definitely very classic Vegas cheese and camp.  But hey, that’s what I’m all about!  What’s life for if you can’t smile, laugh, and dance?  Oo.  Good quote.  That will go in my memoirs of a Vegas showgirl.  😉 HA HA.  Anyways, we had a great time and I can’t wait till Fifi gets back to Vegas!

Model and showgirl.  Sisters.  🙂

Got my contract!!!! It’s the big time!!  I made it!!!

Still can’t believe Im really here.  Gotta get some rest before another full day of rehearsals tomorrow in my brand spankin new pair of LaDucas, costume fittings, and watching the show again.

Road Trip to Vegas

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Its 12pm?!  I thought I had time to blog post but I guess I don’t!

WOW!  What a whirlwind of a weekend! We set off for Vegas Saturday morning and came straight to check out my prospective room.  The house is gorgeous and my roommate is awesome.  The neighborhood is under construction, so lets hope that doesn’t wake me up at 7am after getting home from work at 2 or 3 or 4am.  GAH!

My amazing moving angels Kara and Fiona helped me move in, shop for essentials at Target, and provide moral support.  I really couldn’t have done it without them here.

3 carts at Target.  I deserve an award, Target.

Kara and I in Vegas outside my new house!

My cute lil bed.

Showgirl eating a burger @ Serendipity 3.  Thaaaaaaaat’s me!

Sad Fiona had to go back to Orange County but I know she’ll be back soon!

Yesterday Fiona and I went to see Jubilee and went backstage to see where I will be “working”!  Can’t really call it work.  I’m going to be dancing in a famous Las Vegas show on the strip!  Dripping in diamonds, feathers, and furs.

I have rehearsal today at 2pm and a shoe fitting at 6pm.

😮

Here we go!