as i was finishing up the last few weeks at tuacahn, i got a call asking me to be a soloist in the 2009 governor's gala.
it was a fun night. and i can't complain about getting paid $500 to wear a ball gown, work with wonderful people and sing two songs with a live 20 piece orchestra.
i sang "memory" from cats (by my lonesome) and "loathing" from wicked with this lady...
carmen rasmusen herbert
it was a fancy affair... black tie, $500 a plate (the governor ended up raising over $1 million that night!)
a group of us backstage at the gala
with jun and alex boye (his wife gave birth to their first baby the day before the gala! congrats alex!)
with josie and nathan herbert
with gev (you might recognize him from sytycd) we spoke russian together :)
codes was at the gala at senator bennett's table!
and my gorgeous family came. hot mommas!
i have to add that i got to rehearse a few times at the governor's mansion (beautiful!) and that jeanette herbert was a class act, dedicating a lot of time to be involved in the entertainment portion of the gala. it was fun getting to know her, the governor himself and their beautiful family!