Thursday, April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Playing Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (And Loving My Costumes)

Bye Bye Birdie, Kim MacAfee, Jamie Allison Sanders, high school musical theater, Charles F. Brush High School, #tbt, Throwback Thursday
In 1998, the spring musical at my high school was Bye Bye Birdie. And, while I originally wanted to play Rosie, I was cast as Kim MacAfee -- the young ingenue who gets chosen for one last kiss by Conrad Birdie before he goes off to war. This ended up being one of my favorite parts of all time!

Why did this end up being one of my favorite parts -- and favorite shows, you may ask? Well, it's simple. Kim MacAfee gets such good songs (like "How Lovely to Be a Woman" -- complete with changing my clothes on stage -- and "One Boy"), and the part was made famous in the movie by the ever fabulous, who wouldn't want to be her, super sexy Ann-Margret. But another reason? THE CLOTHES.

I seriously LOVED my costumes in this show. They weren't necessarily anything special to the naked eye, but they were just so 60s. From the floral skirt and blouse I wore in the beginning of the show to the red sweater and plaid pedal pushers I wore toward the end, I was just obsessed with how I got to dress for this part.

Bye Bye Birdie, Kim MacAfee, Jamie Allison Sanders, high school musical theater, Charles F. Brush High School, #tbt, Throwback Thursday
I seriously loved this sweater and plaid pant combo. And the pin I got to wear (which was the pin Kim gets from her boyfriend, Hugo, at the beginning of the show).

Bye Bye Birdie, Kim MacAfee, Jamie Allison Sanders, high school musical theater, Charles F. Brush High School, #tbt, Throwback Thursday, Ed Sullivan
Singing "Ed Sullivan" with my onstage parents and brother. One of the highlights.

And yes, of course I got to talk on the phone during this show. Because it basically mirrored my high school life.

12 comments:

  1. I love your TBT posts! This is so cute. I did a little acting in high school myself but just didn't have the heart in college. I wish I had stuck to it!

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  2. SO cool! I would have totally come to watch you - I went to a ton of my high school/college productions. :)

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  3. So cute! I love seeing your old throwback photos.

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  4. haha your throwbacks are my fave. Acting in the school plays was the BEST. Costumes.. makeup... FUN.

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  5. You are so cute in those costumes! Love these TBT posts.

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  6. I absolutely love your TBT posts!

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  7. Such a great post! I was always to shy for anything drama related in high school.

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  8. I always look forward to your TBT posts... it's so much fun. I remember when I was in the 5th grade, our school did a production from the 50s about Johnny and someone chick... bwhahahahaha - needless to say, I loved Drama ever since. Though I couldn't take part - I loved watching it.

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  9. How cute! I love acting and singing as well. You haven't changed a bit!

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