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Our First Cabaret

What a weekend!

I can’t possibly express how thrilled I am with everyone and everything, but I’m going to try! Here’s a SHORT list of all the beautiful things that happened during our first magical cabaret:

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Photo by Jacquelyn Friedman, Daily Collegian

– ridiculously fun audiences, some coming all the way from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to see the show!
– a completely sold out early show, and only six seats left at the late show!
– awesome write ups and photos in both the Centre Daily Times and the Daily Collegian
– eight new smiling inductees into our VIP club, the Bright Young Things!
– my beautiful friends Zee and Tonia came all the way from Pittsburgh to help with sound, lights, and backstage nerves!
– Little Tiggr kept me laughing and bouncing on stage, and she can flea hop better than any soul out there!
– James, our enthusiastic and helpful bartender, made my signature Cotton Club Fizz’s for everyone (recipe coming soon)!
– Mint Julep  made sure all the Lovelies had a place to rest their head after such a ridiculously long day!
– Sherry, Dippin’ Dot, and Pepper Jack worked furiously to sell chocolate cigars, candy cigarettes, snacks, and LGL shot glasses all night!

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– Little Tiggr performed a little birthday dance for Tim that simply defied description!
– Pocket Monae brought her personal fan club to the 10 pm show
– Bearcat Betty drove all the way from Frederick, MD with Pepper Jack to walk on glass for me!
– the staff at the State Theatre – Sarah, Emily, Greg, Steven, Karen… all went out of their way to help make this a success!
– Lucille Fireball was madly determined to push through feeling sick all weekend to kill her toe tap routines, and kept shoving bobby pins in my hair all night!
– Anna Sassin’ just kept handing me poker chips and saying “you have to do this now”. Thank the gods she was my project manager all night!
– The man who somehow convinced me that I had no need to panic, no
need to worry this past week, who managed to calm me when normally I’d go into full bitch mode. A huge thank you to Terry from me and ALL the Lovelies for food runs, shuttling beautiful women to and from the theatre, loading in and out, creating beautiful signage, showing up in a bow tie and a smile, and making sure our glasses were always full.
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My heart is so full it could burst right now. I am thrilled so many of you were there with me to witness the birth of a vision. Here’s to speakeasy dreams, the continuation of live entertainment, and to living outrageously!

Love,
Lady Grey

 

Inspirational Movement: Tap Dat

I was going to do a great post about Fashion because it’s Friday, but I think it will have to wait. This video trumps anything else I could share with you today. I know nearly all the tap dancers in this, from Lee (the guy featured at the beginning) to Sarah (girl in the red gloves). All of them are the crème de la crème of the rhythm tap world, and their dancing (plus the overall concept of this video) is my inspiration for the week.

Of particular note are the great references in the lyrics, plus nods all throughout the choreography to the masters, including a particularly sweet blink-of-an-eye moment where the girls do the Coles Stroll on top of the bar. I’m sure Honi Coles is smiling.

Enjoy!

Love,
Lady Grey