|Introducing myself as Jiminy Cricket during my first appearance on the stage in Pinocchio.|
I was 9 years old when I landed this role at my old theater, Beachwood Community Theater, and it immediately (and forevermore) became my most beloved. I just absolutely loved being Jiminy Cricket, and he's definitely become my favorite Disney character of all time. (I will say that I love Disney ANYWAY, but I really don't tend to collect anything Disney-related except for a very small, curated collection of Jiminy figurines and stuffed animals. Seriously, it's not a collection of scary proportions.)
Here I am during my first scene, when I introduce myself to the audience and sing "When You Wish Upon a Star" ...
|"When you get in trouble and you don't know right from wrong, give a little whistle!"|
|Taking my final bow in the curtain call. This was a sublime moment!|
|I couldn't help but grin as I was given a rose after my performance! (Like that ribbon and button sweatshirt?)|
|Check out that green leotard and green tights (dyed by my awesome mom) ... AND that fabulous green makeup! Do I look enough like a cricket for you?|