I've had many days of wasted nothing while waiting for work to start back for me. I've been in limbo waiting for my state certification for security guard for almost a month. I had high hopes to purchase my first laptop during Xmas sales in order to be ready for school in February. That's not happening. I've only managed to get in one full day of work last week and nothing this week you know today is Monday the week of Christmas. I did however get to go to George Faison's birthday party at the closing of "Ain't Misbehavin".
I really needed that kind of fun. I ran into Jackie Jeffries who was the lady who introduced me to George. For some reason I thought she was darker. I sat and chatted with her the entire time telling her about my road to Broadway and how I came to be at Sugar Bar. She was amazed at what I've done and what I was going through and was very encouraging. She also said that I was in the right place with the right people. She introduced me to some Broadway legend in choreography and performance. I was asked to seeing happy birthday when the cake was brought out. After that I was asked to sing another song and because George choreographed the Wiz I saying "Home". I meant to have someone record it for me I was so nervous I forgot . By the time I finished singing Mr Faison was in tears sitting on the side of the stage people were recording me that I didn't know and they was a very long applause. About my thanks to the crowd and his face on and went to sit down only to be stopped by LaChanze. She admonished me for not accepting all of my applause. I told her it made me nervous. Lol. I SAT and talked with her for awhile about how I came to be at the party. She is a really nice person. Jackie kept telling her and other people that they should take me under their wing and groom me and be my mentor, which I thought was really nice of her to do. There was a lot of food there and people trickle in and out of the party. After some young men were introduced to they did spoken word through a very loose rap. They were apart of Mr Faisons out reach programme where he support young talent. After they performed they were supposed to dance but the music stopped working for a while and in the interim I was asked to sing another song. this time Mr . Faison pick the song and asked me to sing "And I am Telling You". He reminded me to watch the ending because it was messed up the last two times I've sung it sugar bar. I was ready for it though. By the time I finish singing there was a mountainous applause. LaChanze held her hand up as if to say stay but I was not moving already. It was so hard to stand there while they kept applauding but I did it! when I got off the stage I told her "see I'm a quick learner". We both shared a laugh and I hugged her. When she came back to where Jackie and I were sitting, she and Jackie were talking about passing the time to the next generation and Broadway And she told me I was it! I think it's funny that no one can guess my real age but I guess that will take me far in this business. I was asked to go to another party that night but I really didn't want to leave. I stayed and danced with the dancers from Mr Faison's dance company. They were nice enough to indulge my dreams of being a dancer by letting me join in their sporadic choreography. I had the time of my life until my feet gave out. Lol. I left around midnight and I was so excited that I couldn't even sleep on the train even though it was an hour long ride I'm looking forward to many more nights of greatness and great people!