Friday, January 30, 2009

Variety Club Xmas Brunch~

I volunteered at my Mother's out of school childcare facility for all of last fall, teaching a group of her children 4 dances based on the soundtrack to Grease. There were three special needs kids in the class, which was very appropriate, because my dancers performed the show for the Variety Club Christmas Luncheon, and there were a great deal of special needs children in the audience, it was inspiring for them to see kids like them, performing.


The red car you see, fits over John's wheelchair, the boys decorate the car during the song, (like they do in Greased Lightening). Thats the key by the way, to getting boys to do a dance class, you gotta cool it up for them.










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NOTE: originally this post was about my gig singing Anne Murray songs and how I was planning on doing a tribute to her music which is why the comments mention a blonde wig. But I started to wonder if doing this was not a very cool thing to do, meaning is it disrespectful in some way?. Then my car was robbed and all of my Anne Murray music was stolen. I took it as a sign that I am not supposed to do this tribute thing. I am STILL a HUGE fan and will always love to sing her music, but I sing her material as me, and incorporate her songs in to my full shows. :)

By the way, Anne Murray is on Twitter now and she chats to me once in a while. Interestingly this started happening once I took all the tribute stuff off of my website! Life is a mystery sometimes! :)






14 comments:

Michelle said...

You are one smokin' hot blonde!

cdpugh said...

oh man, my sister used to make me watch Grease with her all of the time when I was a kid. May have to go watch it again for "old times sake".

Netchick sent me.

kelly said...

ok i see the wig now...i was wondering before in your promo video...ok..just ignore me

45 and Aspiring said...

Wow. What you will do for a wig! Or "What I Did for a Wig". . . that could be your tag line. Maybe you could write your own lyrics to the tune of "What I Did for Love". . .

oh. . . wrong musical. . . :)

Nice work. Nice hair. Good lungs. Big heart.

Kate said...

I love it!

And I think you sound just like Anne Murray!

rachael said...

Ha ha, "What I did for a wig", that should have been my title.

& I appreciate the nods very much! :)

bernthis said...

Hey there: I have tried to read your blog but I spelled rachael wrong and I'm so glad u wrote me. I realized my mistake and thought yeah!

Putting the red car over the wheelchair. What a great idea. It takes a lot to work with kids, no matter what their physical abilities. I'm really touched that you did that

Bobbie Leigh said...

I love the wig! LOL!!! I'm stuck on the wig....

Mama Dawg said...

How amazing. For the time you donated as well as performing as Anne Murray!

FrankandMary said...

You look great in the wig, but I LOVE what you did to get it.. . . I think I actually love that part best.~Mary

Jeremy said...

I have to agree with everyone - you look great in the wig!

Jenny said...

Awesome. :)

And how funny that I just posted about Anne Murray. well, to me anyway, but I am really easily amused.

Cat said...

Amazing! Love the wig, and the Grease lightning car? That is PURE GENIUS.

rachael said...

Thanks to all of your for the cheers!