Saturday, January 9, 2010

awards night at the theater

afterward: celebrating weeks of starving myself to fit into my dress...
ok, maybe not ;) but it sure was an amazing night and such fun to see so many friends all gussied-up! also got to listen to a concert from the Magenta Small Band~ and wow! they are terrific! --if you get a chance to see one of their concerts--do! you can get dates and ticket info at Magenta Theater website.

thank you, Jaynie, for Magenta Theater! (and thank you, again, for the award)
OH!!!!
and before I forget: we actually did get a chance to give a speech while accepting our awards--but since I had no idea I was even up for an award--of course was unprepared and muttered something about 'thanks'...so here it is...

Best Supporting Female Actor for Steel Magnolias 2009

*~My Acceptance Speech~*

(peering humbly around at everyone) thank you, oh, thank you, so much! I was so honored to even be cast in such an amazing show, that I have to first thank Dorinda for allowing me to play a role that is SO out of the ordinary for me. For seeing beyond this gorgeous exterior and sensing that deep down, I can be ugly with a touch of white trash. To Amanda, for allowing me to do unspeakable atrocities to your hair onstage, and douse you with water. To Dave, for creating the very cool contraption that allowed me to douse Amanda onstage...oh, wait...you already got an award for creating that--nevermind. sheesh! the trophy not enough for you?! now you're trying to sneak into my acceptance speech too?! (ahem) ...and to all of my other castmates for putting up with the visual assaults of my face in those glasses night after night...
and to my long-suffering husband, Jeff. He who tirelessly slaves in the kitchen to get dinner on the table after working all day just to dash home so I can run off to rehearsal. For taking on entire weekends with the children, sans me because of performances back to back (including matinees!) and doing it all without one complaint. not one. I've never heard him utter a word of negativity towards the theater or any of my time spent there.
and, of course--to Jaynie (who I actually DID remember to thank for real) for coming up with this brilliant ploy to adopt this adorable British accent in an attempt to lure people into the theater. Brilliant, I tell you--BRILLIANT!!! one wonders why we don't all do the same. she is so dang irresistible ;)

and to all the rest of you--for seeing through this ridiculous, completely (except for the parts that aren't!) sarcastic speech and knowing just how much I love you all and how much I appreciate your support--especially those of you that have ventured out and supported me in my theater adventures--it really is a magical place--hope to see you there!

giving the award some lovin'
(because, really, next to the money and the fame,
the awards really are what community theater is all about, right?
...................... right?!)
(yes...this is sarcastic, as well, it's just that kind of night)


for a non-sarcastic version of the evening ~ I suggest you link to my friend Steph's blog :)


7 comments:

karin said...

It was kinda odd to see you speechless...

dotoner said...

it was so well deserved - love ya!!

Heather Lough said...

Love your "speech" sarcastic or otherwise. Congrats on your award. It was well deserved. You played nerdy white trash very well. Everything you've done has always been amazing.

Goofy said...

Two words:
STANDING OVATION.

Love you, little sis!!!

Shannon said...

Congrats on the award! Sounds very fun!

StefRobrts said...

Wow, I will have to aspire to be as good a theater spouse as Jeff ;)

Mer said...

Love the acceptance speech. And no need to thank me... ;)