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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Annie" Audition Results, and TV Appearance

GREAT NEWS!!! I got a call on Sunday from the director of "Annie". They picked Jasmine for the role of "homeless dog"! =D So I guess our plan to show up at the Sandy audition, and not look anything like Sandy worked out really well!

This isn't a huge role, but I'm still excited about it! I have always loved live theater, and love the idea of being behind the scenes. Besides, what an awesome opportunity for Jaz!! She'll get practice performing in front of a live audience with every possible distraction you can think of! Lights/Sounds/People. This will be such a good experience!!

The nice thing about doing a commercial, photo shoot, or most TV programs is that they edit the footage!! So if you mess up, you can do it again and it's no big deal! They always make it look nice!

We've only been on live TV one time. It was last summer... and trust me... it was quite the learning experience!!!

I made the mistake of giving the host some of Jaz's treats at the beginning, because she wanted to do some tricks with Jaz. (We discussed this before the show.) And now I know that I should have waited to give them to the host AFTER we had finished our trick routine!

Because at that point, I couldn't get Jasmine to pay attention to me! (Because she thought the host had the treats! And my dog is VERY food-motivated!!) And the producers also told me I would only have 60 seconds to do our tricks. So I planned 60 seconds worth. Then on live TV, they said keep going. And of course, my brain froze. So I couldn't even think of what other tricks to ask Jaz to do!! (to fill up 2 minutes, 20 seconds worth of time!) I don't think fast when put on the spot! So really, live TV is not my strong point!! But it was still fun. And I just chalk it up to good practice! (It was our FIRST live performance!) Everyone has to start somewhere! Live and learn, right?? =)

The big advantage of participating in the play "Annie" is that we'll get the benefits of a live performance. And yet, it's a practiced routine which both Jasmine and I will know. So I won't have to improvise!! ;)


  1. I am so happy for you guys! :) This will be a new challenge full of new highs! :) You'll become addicted to it! Way to go Jaz!! :)

    CJ, waiting in that looooong line paid off!! :)

  2. A great BIG congratulations on the spot in Annie! Fantastic!

    We just love that little girl of yours!

  3. Hurray for Jasmine! Congrats!

    Your pal, Pip

  4. Bigtime congratulations to Jasmine and you!!! We can't wait to hear more about the whole experience. And we do think you did just great in that interview video.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. We saw the news on facebook, that is just fantastic news!! Will you still be our friend now you're famous ;-) Dex & Lou x

  6. Congratulations! So happy and excited for you! And thanks for sharing the news; was waiting to hear and am so glad to get good news.
    You'll have fun for sure. Let us know how the rehearsals go, k?
    Break a leg!

  7. Wow!!! Congrats to you both!

    Plus she'll be working with another dog, too. That'll be good practice.

  8. I think the live TV show went very well! You and Jasmine are so adorable!! I am glad you gave me this blog address! Thank you both.