I loved the book so much, I read it in two days. It's well written, funny, informative, good-hearted and genuine. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Broadway, theatre, singing, tv, acting, and of course Kristin Chenoweth.
Just in case you already have years of reading to catch up on, here is her advice for young actors, taken straight from her book.
- "It's been said a thousand times, and it's true: if there's anything else you could be happy doing, you should do it.
- Run with the big dogs or stay on the porch with the puppies, but let your ambition be about who you want to be, not what you want to get.
- Awards are on the outside. Rewards are on the inside. That means rewards don't have to be dusted.
- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- Never, never forget the fun factor."
I expected a lot of legs, and some Christmas music, but I got so much more than that:
- a 3D video where I felt like I was flying in the sky with Santa.
- not one, not two, but three camels (CAMELS!) nonchalantly walking by on stage.
- some aerial actions (which did bring to mind the recent Spiderman fall, and made me wonder if any actor on Broadway doing aerial stuff is also thinking about it every time they do it).
- an ice rink
- a cool number of the Rockettes dressed in military uniforms creating interesting visual effects (which made my military husband say that the Rockettes would be really good at marching, and made me wonder if the military would be good at being Rockettes)!
You've got nothing to do but type the web address on your phone and voila! Make sure to try it out!
Now, back to eating yummy leftovers (which include an amazing vanilla and berries Buche de Noel), and cozying it up by the fire!
I wish you just the same!