Yes, I carried all that around downtown Seattle with me today.  And to church.  #nobigdeal

Shopping: Days 6 (ish) & 7

One cruise down, several dozen to go! We’re currently docked in Seattle, on what’s called “Turnaround Day” – meaning the day where we disembark the previous week’s passengers and embark a whole new group of them.  It’s a crazy day for most cruise ship staff…except performers.  I have pretty much …

KillerHeels

Afterglow: Day 6

Well, today was just wonderful!  I’m in full-on afterglow, the performer’s high.  “I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care …

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Showtime: Days 3, 4, & 5

Some days, you just have to go into a practice room and sing Barbra Streisand tunes, loudly, fully, and preferably alone.  Today …

Wow, that's a big ship.

Whirlwind: Days 1 and 2

What a whirlwind the last two days have been!  (At times, literally – quite the weather we had this morning.)  I am …

Hiking

And We’re Off!

So yesterday was our last official day of rehearsal.  Tomorrow, we will be on our ship, the Ruby Princess, beginning an intense …

Jasmine

The Smells of California

This post has nothing to do with the cruise ship rehearsal process, but I wanted to share my thoughts anyway. It’s been …

I'm so tired!

Rehearsals: Exhaustion Edition

Hey, Emily, where’d you go?  It’s been almost two weeks since your last post! Yah.  My sincere apologies.  The truth is…I’ve been …

Ballet Shoes

Rehearsal Process

Since I last posted, we’ve now had almost a full week of rehearsals for this cruise ship contract, and in that time …

Post-lunch in our empty rehearsal studio!

First Day!

I’m back home after my first day of rehearsal in Los Angeles (or technically, Santa Clarita)! Thought I’d share a handful of …

The city that never sleeps, indeed. This is 3:30 am.

En Route

I’m sitting in the beautiful Minneapolis/St. Paul airport right now (thank you, free WiFi!), in my layover between flights to L.A.  Boy, …