As I sat backstage during the show yesterday I started to get a little choked up. I've always wanted to work at Manitoba Theatre Centre. It's the largest theatre in the province and Canada's premier regional theatre. I fought really hard to get this job and it's been a long winding road to make it to a place in my life where I'm secure and happy with what I'm doing.
I remember telling my parents at the age of 14 that I wanted to be an actor and my Dad being very upset. He was worried that I wouldn't be able to feed myself. Now I suppose if I had decided to be an actor life would inevitably be harder, but stage managing keeps me working in theatre and also pays the bills. I got choked up because I thought he'd be proud of me.
I'm proud of me. It's very satisfying to see your dreams, no matter how small they may be, materialize before your eyes. And I felt all of that last night as I sat backstage. I've got tears in my eyes right now...
Anyway...the reason I started writing this post is because I wanted to show you my opening night dress.
This dress is another treasure from The Boy's Aunt Mary. She passed away two weeks ago and I wanted to wear it as a little tribute to her and her amazing style. She was a lovely woman and we miss her.
50's Wiggle Dress: From Aunt Mary
Blue Pumps: Forever 21
Flowers in my hair: Real! Opening night gift from our Stage Manager Margaret!