". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sneak Peek of Joseph Play by SCAC and Steel Magnolia Award

Sneak peek of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing NOW at Syracuse High! Friday & Saturday nights and a matinée on Saturday! Syracuse Community Arts did AWESOME on Pirates of Penzance last year. I did the photography last year and LOVED it!!  You don't want to miss THIS!! ♥

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

Performance Dates and Times:
August 5 - 7 at 7 PM 
and a Matinée Sat., Aug. 7 at 2 PM
Syracuse High School Auditorium
2000 W 700 South, Syracuse, UT

$6 General Admission
$5 Students & Seniors (with ID), 
and Children under 12 years of age

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Directed and choreographed by Liz Christensen. Musical Direction by Taylor Williams. 
Lyrics By Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals andThe Really Useful Group Limited.


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® Technicolor is the registered trademark of Technicolor group of companies

The Steel Magnolia Award
The name of this is pretty obvious. The recipients of this award are pretty tough, looking bad situations in the face, and staring it down.

1) Let us know who gave you the award.
I feel honored to have been nominated by Weezer, who originated this award. She of course relates to Ouiser (pronounced Weezer, nickname shortened from Louisa) and has been told that she reminds people of Shirley MacLaine for some time. She is a sweetheart who has battled trials in life with valor! Thank you, Weezer! You're a PEACH! (A Georgia Peach!) LOL!
2) Display the award on your blog.

3) Which character of the movie Steel Magnolias are you most like and why. (If you haven't seen the movie, you've been sorely deprived of one of the greatest women's flicks of all time.)
I'm going to have to go with M'Lynn. She loves her husband and kids dearly and only wants the best for them. Yet she gets overwhelmed at times, especially when children (even as adults) have minds of their own... LOL!  She can get a bit over dramatic at times. *sigh* She's short, so NATURALLY I would relate to HER!  ;p  She also  gets through trials and overcomes loss. 

("Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..." OOOPS! Wrong movie! The DORY in me was coming out there!)  ;p

4) Nominate anyone. I don't care how many, for the award.  Remember to comment on their blog to let them know that you've passed this award on to them.
And I'd like to present this to:
(You can click on their names and it will open a new window to visit their blog.)

My sweet friend Annette! I went to Jr High and High School with her. She's always been fun! She has a little boy that has seizures A LOT!! She blogs her journey with him. I did a whole post about him a while back. Here's the link. She is supportive of others and genuine! I can't imagine all the worry that goes through her head with her sweet boy!! She keeps her family going and continues to search for the cause of her son's difficulties. I can't WAIT to hear which character she relates to.  ;D

Karen just went to South America by herself on a humanitarian project! She has been sharing the details of her adventure on her blog! She is strong and resilient. She is a great example and fun person. She LOVES movies and I'm SURE she'll have a good story to relate to one of these characters!!

Melissa has suffered loss of a child and postpartum depression. She is a beautiful writer, takes great photos and has such a sweet spirit about her. She is strong and resilient!
Stephanie is an inspiration to the world!! For the few of you that aren't familiar with her story, She and her husband were in a plane crash and they were both in critical condition. Both survived, but she was burned over much of her body and is quite scarred from the ordeal. She has a positive outlook and is a devoted wife and mother. She shares her story and life adventures. I don't really have a way of letting her know about this award. She has so many followers and the comments are off. Even if SHE isn't aware of it, I couldn't NOT list her here. If YOU don't follow her, you should! She will touch your heart!
Heather has dealt with the trials of addiction/recovery, depression, and her child has hydrocephalus (think of a young mom having your baby have brain surgery... more like body surgery... That's a trial in itself!) She bravely shares her journey and goes through life with faith. She has a way with words and you can feel her emotions through her posts... She is one of the lucky duck's that went to BlogHer in NYC... So even though I'm jealous, and she may not have time to catch up and play along, I am giving her this award!
Kristin has recently (as in the last 2 months...) dealt with painful loss TWICE!! Her grandmother, who was dear to her heart; and her dad, whom she had a very close bond with. She's got great recipes, too!
These next 3 have a special place in my heart due to sharing a trial that I experience. They are heroes in a way. I can look to them and relate to them in ways that I can't with others. They are an example of resilience and strength. Overcoming obstacles and jumping through the hoops of life. Sharing their journey and when I hit a low, I can look to them as reminders that this does NOT define us. This is only a trial we have that makes us and those that love us stronger.

Megan is the first person I really started to open up to. She inspired me to help educate the world and fight the stigma. She is a beautiful person inside and out!! Thank you, Megan!
Teri is beautiful and strong! You can't help but love her and her family!! Check her out! Such a genuine person!

& Jaime Kay is one of my heroes, too! She has been through so much and bravely tells it ALL like it WAS and is... but she shares her journey with faith in God and hope for the future. Her journey of her painful past and crossing to redemption. She is also beautiful and strong! She has written a book about her journey called By the Way and has just released her latest book that is a collection of poetry and essays through her journey. Her book can be ordered in book form or as downloads through LULU.com
Always remember to be kinder than necessary, 
because everyone you meet is 
fighting some sort of battle.  ♥

Please link up so I can follow your answers.  

I hope each and everyone 
of you is having a great day.



Weezer said...

Holly, you do my award proud. You have done an excellent job here and I look forward to seeing my award be passed from one strong woman to another. And thanks so much for putting that movie clip on. I didn't think about doing sometlhing like that. It's perfect. One of the movies' greatest lines comes from that scene.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Looks like you deserve these awards! found you at friday follow over 40

Paula said...

Congrats to you. Even more tough I wish you a wonderful tiem at the musical. I have seen it many years ago and loved it. Holly, wish you a calm and relaxing weekend

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Holly said...

Thanks Ya'll!!

Weezer: There are some AMAZING women who have a LOT to deal with out in the BLOGOSPHERE!! I'm sure I could give a whole lot MORE!! It's nice that we can be a REAL and SUPPORTIVE community for each other! ((HUGS))

Karen Peterson said...

I can't believe you listed me in the same post as the amazing Stephanie Nielsen. I feel so unworthy!

Thanks for this. Such a fun post. I'm sorry I just got around to commenting now. I'm still catching up on my blog reading!

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