What is a happy memory you have of performing? I'll start! It's hard to choose just one, and most are of singing (or flute/marching band performances!), but this one is about dance. I took classes at Fancy Feet Dance Studio in Pacific Palisades as a kid, and there was one year when they did a big performance number from The Lion King. I LOVED The Lion King. (Along with any other musical, Disney or otherwise, from the 80s or 90s.) I'd started dance later than many of the kids, so I wasn't quite as advanced - I was cast as one of the ensemble animals, which was fine with me. But Fancy Feet took a trip to Disneyland to perform, and the dancer who usually performed the lead role of Nala couldn't come. So I was PROMOTED! I remember getting in the special costume, rolling around very lion-like on stage, and feeling like a million bucks. I was in the moment: dancing front and center to The Circle of Life. Life was joyful. Hakuna Matata. Ok, now your turn! What is a memory of performance that makes you glow inside whenever you think of it? Any performance counts, from your Met Opera debut to the time you rocked "I Walk The Line" at karaoke night. (Below is a heartfelt rendition of "Footloose" at Sonny McLean's in Santa Monica, circa 2006.)
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