Countdown!

Just 33 days until Broadway Connection! There is so much to do!

Here’s my TO DO list for this week:
Finish purchasing costume pieces
Purchase a new copy of Every Season (Lumiere II music)
Recruit parent helpers for green room/dress rehearsal/etc
Sketch Lumiere II costumes
Talk with Denise Hudson/Jaime about Mozart costumes
Email Penn State dance company presidents
Facebook listings for the show and VIP party
Promo email to mailing list re: show, tickets, classes, etc.
Draft Press release & send to media
Correct costume invoices for studio company members (I totally entered these wrong last week – frustrating!!!)
Recruit backstage helpers for show, including stage managers
Start work on program
Pick up tickets
Distribute posters
Draft PSA and send to radio stations
Start costume information sheets
Print dress rehearsal schedule
Print show order
Print hair & Makeup sheets
Print video order forms
Need volunteers: box office, flower sales, runners, video sales, VIP party
Exchange Katicia’s leotard
Finalize travel for Amy & George
Finish confirming “Cute” choreography
Choreograph beginning of Don’t Mean a Thang (Crunch)
Refresh “Good News” (my solo)
Rehearse with Bekah and Becky all day Saturday
Update bulletin board in waiting room (get a new dry erase marker!)
LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE BEING SEEN IN AMY’S PIECE ALONGSIDE A BUNCH OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS!!!

Not to mention it’s my anniversary today and my birthday Saturday. Somewhere in there, I’ll find time to enjoy my marriage, my family, and a bubble bath. I swear I will.

The 9 Rules of Iconographers that I will let govern my day today:

1. Before starting work, make the sign of the cross; pray in silence, and pardon your enemies.

2. Work with care on every detail of your icon, as if you were working in front of the Lord Himself.

3. During work, pray in order to strengthen yourself physically and spiritually; avoid, above all, useless words and keep silence.

4. Pray in particular to the saint whose face you are painting. Keep your mind from distractions and the saint will be close to you.

5. When you choose a color, stretch out your hand interiorly to the Lord and ask His counsel.

6. Do not be jealous of your neighbor’s work; his success is your success too.

7. When your icon is finished, thank God that His mercy has granted you the grace to paint the holy images.

8. Have your icon blessed by putting it on the altar. Be the first to pray before it, before giving it to others.

9. Never forget: the joy of spreading icons in the world, the joy of the work of icon painting, the joy of giving the saint the possibility to shine through his icon, the joy of being in union with the saint whose face you are painting.

More soon,

S

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