Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My First Fan Letter!

So, I wrote my first fan letter the other day. (Technically it wasn't a letter in the sense that I didn't write it on paper, put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it and send it in the mail. I did compose an e-mail and push send.)

Where to begin? Well, last spring I went to New York City for my Spring Break. Of course, I went to see some Broadway shows. One of them being "Wicked". The actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West, Stephanie J. Block, was amazing! You should check out her web site. I love the song that plays when you first log on--"Never Neverland."

No seriously--I love it! When I searched for it on itunes, the only version available did not sound like the one on Stephanie's web site. I was bummed, because, did I mention, I love that song? So I was on her web site and I saw the link that said "contact". I thought--why not just send her a little note telling her I think she's awesome and I love that song and is there a way I could get the version of the song that's on her web site? So that's what I did.

I was a little nervous, but I sent it off. Only two typos--darn! I immediately got this response:

Thank you for your email! I make sure to take the time to read every message but responding to each one has become an impossibility due to my crazy schedule. Please know how much I appreciate you reaching out to me.
The support of my fans means so much to me, so thanks again for your message.
Much joy,
Stephanie J.

So, that was that...except the very next morning guess what was in my inbox. A message from Stephanie J. Block! I was nervous when I opened the message. Was is going to be another automatically generated one? Or had she actually, personally responded to my e-mail? It was the latter:

Thank you so much for your support and kind words. You can find one version of me singing the song on Scott Alan's album "Dreaming Wide Awake"... or you can wait just a few months and listen to it on my solo cd coming out in Spring.:)
Again, thank you!
Much joy,

I felt like a little "tweener" after reading that. Totally star struck and immediately wanting to respond now that we were BFF's. Don't worry--that was just a temporary delusion. But if you think I'm ever going to delete those e-mails you would be mistaken. And you better believe I'm going to do everything in my power to go see Stephanie in "9 to 5 the Musical" sometime after it opens April 7th. Anyone up for a trip to New York?

The awesome cast of "9t05 the Musical"


Pocahontas said...

Ha ha you're too funny! I have yet to write a fan "letter", but someday I will. That's sweet she personally wrote you back!

Do you want to take a trip to NY with me this summer? It's not for sure yet, but Tyler might be working in DC over the summer. You could come visit me and then we can go out there? It's only a 4-5 hr drive depending on traffic. Well, we find out if we are going to DC for sure in a week or so. I will let you know!

K Harker said...

You crack me up! and now you have E all in to musicals "Money Money Money, kinda funny. In a rich man's world" she still sings that around the house!
Oooo I want to go to DC and NYC! Yay, that would be fun!

Bonnie said...

Count me in for the trip!!!