Spend a Two Show Day at Holiday Inn With Jonalyn Saxer
Good Morning! After snoozing multiple alarms I finally wake up enough for a few morning cuddles with my dog Penelope!
I started this Saturday morning with a great Hot Yoga class at Y7! As a dancer, it's super important to stay fit and healthy. Yoga and pilates are my favorite to keep my strength and flexibility and help me not get injured. (Not pictured is me as a sweaty mess afterwards. You're welcome).
After showering and having breakfast after class, it's time to take Penelope for her second walk of the day! She's 10 years old and needs a fabulous coat to stay warm in this freezing weather.
Walking into the theater we have lots of fun things all over the walls! Top left: our sign in board with the sign in sheet, PT signups, Weekly schedule, and lots of other important memos! Top Right: All of the wonderful opening notes from the other shows on Broadway. One of my favorite traditions. My favorite thing to do is look at each one and see where my friends from other shows have signed and what they said! Bottom Left: We're ready for the holidays with a Company holiday party, and a toy drive! Bottom Right: Our swings are so amazing, they set up a trivia game for us to play at intermission! Sadly, the girls lost, but we had lots of fun. Some questions included how many taps are used in one show, and how many firecrackers go off!
My station! The girls have certainly made ourselves at home at Studio 54. We have lots of holiday decorations up, as well as some princess coloring pages that I colored myself!
Saturday is Juice Day! Our amazing leading man, Bryce Pinkham, gives us free fresh juice every saturday morning as our Opening night gift! It's the perfect way to start the weekend!
Time for my wig! The incredible Gabrielle Vincent styles my wig everyday, and helps keep it secured on my head! I love that my wig looks so much like my real hair! Most people don't even realize I'm wearing a wig! It's a testament to how incredible Gabi is, as well as our wig designer Chuck.
The show has started! Shina Morris and I aren't in the show until the end of the first number, so we use the empty dressing room during the overture and "Stepin' Out" to stretch and make sure our bodies are warm and ready for the show!
Since I'm not in "Heat Wave", I get into my turkey costume early and wait in our green room/hallway while the other girls get dressed. It's a small dressing room and turkey tails take up a lot of space!
It's a fun show this afternoon! Our swing, Barry Busby, is on today and will be my partner in "Plenty to Be Thankful For". Barry and I were swings together in Honeymoon in Vegas, and I love getting to partner with him!