Seize the Day
“Now is the time to seize the day. Stare down the odds and seize the day…” Does anyone else out there love “Newsies”?
In case you’re wondering, there’s a big reason for me to love this show so much. I’ve been lucky not only to get to photograph it, but also to be a part of it at the Bastrop Opera House this summer. Yes, if you didn’t know, singing and dancing are two of my favorite hobbies. And yes, I love musicals, but please don’t judge me! :)
How did you end up in “Newsies”, you might ask. One of my very good friends — Jason, who played the role of Jack Kelly in this show — heard they needed another woman in the cast and pulled me into it. And I’m so glad he did. I got to meet a bunch of OH SO wonderful people and have a blast on stage with them. The cast was amazing and the crew and directors were delightful to work with. It was a more-than-fabulous experience.
This was my first time photographing a stage production. Though I had some good learnings along the way, I am absolutely thrilled with how this shoot turned out. The goal was to have a couple of good show photos for marketing purposes as well as headshots for the entire cast. We ended up with 35+ headshots, 200+ show photos and 8 completely sold out shows. I’m calling it a success!