Frohe Weihnachten!! Merry Christmas!!

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.                                 -Oren Arnold

        So I give every one of you my heart this holiday season, and will miss you all very much over the next two weeks, even while I am deeply enjoying time with my own family. I hope everyone has the same opportunity.

      ALSO, if anyone is waffling over whether they should come out to Toronto on December 29th to see Michael perform, get off the fence and COME OUT! It’s a great time (like, REALLY fun) and a nice way to support our Emcee and wish him a Happy Birthday too. And we can sneak time together as a cast and crew team, which I think is just damned important, especially when you have to be half-naked together and stuff.

MERRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS HANUKKAH NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS!

XOXO

Helga

Ein herzliches Willkommen (a hearty welcome)….I think

I am excited that my friend Meaghan has joined our cast as Inga, our newest Kit Kat girl! (I think she may already know more steps than I do…keener.)

ALSO, Lisa Missen is going to be our creative brain behind our costumes, so yeah…rock on! Really, my only request was for the crotch of my pants not to rip when I do the splits, but she said she doesn’t do the sewing, so I’ll just have to hope for the best. (Ok, she didn’t really say that.)

I feel things coming together now. This is in large part because it’s literally true…I’m actually singing many of the words while dancing! Usually takes me much longer, but I’m getting more confident. I may even be emoting at the same time….I know, crazy, right? Helga is emerging…or something. I’m having fun PLAYING sexy, but I have no idea if it’s translating well, or if I just look like I have to go to the bathroom. To be honest, in some porn I’ve seen, I can’t actually tell the difference. Hmmm….there’s a good chance I’m getting my ideas of what is sexy from the wrong sources….

As many of you know, I’ve been writing my dance steps down in a notebook I carry around with me. I gotta tell you, it’s been invaluable. It was just something I thought I’d try, and I think it’s helped. The faster I learn the basics, the better I can move on to where I’ll be actually making the movement look good. Something I must remember to continue until my dancing days are over.Which may be sooner than I think the way my body feels sometimes after rehearsal. Although that may be understandable considering how much time we spend contorted on the floor. It’s a dog eat dog world down there. Rosie fights me for money, Texas steps on my leg, Mark throws me to the ground….what the hell did I agree to? 🙂

I’ll tell you what I agreed to – a show that looks impressive already, and is going to ascend to becoming phenomenal, like, any minute.  And with any show, I always hope to create bonds that won’t ever quite break,  even if they stretch really, really far.