This is the choir from last year (2005). It was about 5 a.m. when we took this picture; we met a news team in the mall to shoot a promotional segment for the Hale and for our choir.
As the Christmas Carol-y title suggests, Robert and I are once again going to be part of the Orem Hale Center Theatre's "A Christmas Carol." Call back auditions last night were intense and five and half hours long (we finally left the auditions at 11:30 p.m.). Pretty crazy. But we made it into the choir again! We're way excited, especially since we get to "share" the show with our baby in embryo. If you come see it, just look for the big, pregnant caroler and you'll find me. (You may have to look hard, because I will wear a hoop skirt that masks the belly.)
Our other big news is that we found out we are having a baby BOY! The whole name thing is still in the air, but I'm sure we'll figure it out before the kid comes. Or at least really soon after he comes. Hopefully. :)
Before I go... a plug for my choir. We are a select group of singers who dress in full Dickens costumes and perform both in the show and for paid gigs. I believe our going rate is $300 for a 45-minute quartet performance and $400 for a 45-minute octet performance. Rates fluctuate depending on the length of the show, etc., but that's the base price. If you or your company are looking for Christmas entertainment in the Utah County area, please contact the Hale Center Theatre and ask about the Christmas Carol Choir: 801-226-8600. I guarantee you will not be disappointed; we put on a very fun and festive show.
That's about it for now. Hope all is going well in your part of the world! (-JoJo)