Monday, July 27, 2009

The Dark I Know Well.

Hey guys!

So I think I'm the luckiest swing on the face of the planet. I've only been here 8 short weeks and I've been on 9 times, for 2 different roles! Playing Martha yesterday was unbelievable. Don't get me wrong, Thea's my girl, but being able to put my own spin on Martha's dark storyline was so thrilling for me as an actress. Once the lights dimmed, the haunting music started, and Steffi came out with my microphone for Dark, I started to cry. I really felt Martha in every ounce of my body, and I think that definitely helped my performance. Singing with Steffi was ridiculous. Our voices both have some rasp, so I think they blended really well. By the way, my bruise didn't come off until this morning, no matter how hard I scrubbed! I don't have any Martha pics from yesterday since I was thoroughly freaking out, but here's some from my last time on as Thea! Enjoy! :)

First time on!

Swing Awakening! :)

Until next time,

Krista :)


  1. I was at yesterday's matinee, and you were fabulous! It seems like you didn't have a chance to get any pictures, so here's a link to the one I took of the understudy board :)

  2. I was at yesterday's matinee too! :) You gave an incredible performance as Martha - The Dark I Know Well scene and song were really intense, and it definitely pulled me into the characters' feelings.
    Thanks for doing an amazing job, and have fun in your future roles!

  3. Krista, your blogs about going on always give me goosebumps. You describe everything beautifully. It's obvious you love what you're doing.
    I got to sit next to you opening night in Philly and I remember after intermission you were singing part of Dark I Know Well. It sounded great, of course, so I'm sure you nailed it when you were officially Martha.
    Best of luck with the rest of the tour and the rest of your career. I'm sure it will be a long and amazing one.

  4. Hey Krista!
    You were great as Thea, and I bet you were great as Martha too. Wish I could've seen u perform as her.
    Here's the link to a picture of you, steffi and me at the stagedoor opening nite. :D I wanted to share it with you.

  5. You really were a great Martha. I was lucky to get to see you. My mother loved you and Steffi in Dark I Know Well, she said your voices were perfect together!

    I hope you go on again sometime!

  6. i just saw youtube videos of the cabaret show.
    Loved it! :D
    you were really great! especially in Don't Stop Believin :P i loved that video.

    -Irene from Guam

  7. Your swing dress is adorable!! I bet you were absolutely fantastic, and I wish I could have seen you.