Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cowgirl Heather

I spent every night this last week wearing cowboy boots, a denim vest and a sparkly cowgirl hat, all for the sake of a hundred screaming fans in the form of 5 to 12-year-olds who took part in our annual VBS, Cactus Canyon. The last time I performed in a serious role on stage was as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof in about 1993 (coincidentally this was the last show Michael performed in as well, although with a different theater company). Once I discovered that I could stage manage, direct, or write plays and musicals, the thrill of performing in one kinda wore off! But every year I'm happy to get up and make a fool of myself (along with a handful of suckers- I mean volunteers!). I especially loved it when the crowd would say, "Howdy Cowgirl Heather!", and I'd hear little Ben say, "Hey! Cowgirl Heather is my MOMMY! Hi Mommy!" at the top of his little lungs.

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