Welcome to my "Voice Box"
Big Fish is going so well! We had our first preview show yesterday! My hat is off to the cast, director, and choreographer who put such a big show together in just less than 2 short weeks! Big Fish is a beautiful story! Read about it here.
It officially OPENS on Sunday night May 10th! There are giants, witches, and circuses and stunning dancing and lights and great singing. Show-stopping song after show-stopping song. The ensemble is just amazing. Completely a family friendly show that is just so heartwarming and imaginative.
What I have enjoyed most about this show are the folks in the cast and crew! Not a sour apple in the bunch! Our cast is so welcoming and warm - and it emanates from each character into the show. What a wonderful synergy. I just know that all of my friends and family will enjoy this show! It is worth the every minute of the hour and 10 minute drive from Evanston to beautiful Munster, Indiana (Just 35 mins south of the Chicago Loop!)
Here are some backstage & rehearsal photos from the show~
Some of my friends asked about group rates...If you would like to organize a group to come and see the show~ There are group discounts available, tickets as low as $32 each for a group of 11 people or more. Such a good deal! Group sales info here.
UPDATE: Cast PHOTO from Opening Night - Sunday May 10th, and Read REVIEWS about this Jeff Recommended Show!
"Becoming a mother changed me. I have more love, passion, and fulfillment in life; which in turn, enriches my artistry. Please join me in normalizing motherhood within the performing artist's culture."
- Rachel Sparrow
Rachel Sparrow is a professional singer, musician,(violin, piano, ukulele) actor, teacher, arranger, writer, and most importantly: a wife and a mommy of two littles. She loves to help parents make everyday life musical with their kids as well as share backstage stories, and performance experiences here. She earned her Master's degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds two Bachelor's degrees in Voice, and Music Education (certified to teach k-12 vocal & instrumental music) from Idaho State University. She is also a certified Music Together Director (music class for birth-5 yrs). See about Rachel.
"Think Outside Your Box" means 3 things:
1. Be Selfless - think beyond your own "box". (and for singers, there's more to life than your voice box!) You're capable of helping and healing others.
2. Feel Empowered to bust out of the proverbial
"box" made of societally-induced-parameters.
3. Be Bold. Innovate. Stretch yourself. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.