Before I get off the subject of my little
When my girls were young, we used to watch the TV show "Kids Incorporated" all the time and loved it. If you've never seen it, it was a teeny-bop sitcom. The cast was a group of youngsters who were in a band together and would perform a couple of numbers during the show. Jennifer Love Hewitt was on the show at one point, as was Stacey Ferguson, aka: Fergie (she couldn't have been more than eight, and was so darling then) and Mario Lopez (he sure makes the rounds, doesn't he?).
When Jennifer Love resurfaced in other shows, there was just something about her (hmm, maybe the fact that she reminds me of one of my own) that drew me in ... I'm a fan.
Surely, I have mentioned this before, but Chloe is my daughter who is in pursuit of the Broadway dream. Ever since that girl was little, she has loved to sing and perform and be on stage. She is at her happiest when she is involved in some type of production.
Chloe recently finished a run of "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang" at a local theater and her plan was to move to Los Angeles as soon as that show wrapped, BUT .... another little show called "Footloose" came her way, so she is currently living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the summer playing the part of Wendy Jo.
I miss her now, I will miss her like crazy when she moves to L.A. and then eventually New York, but I have always encouraged her to pursue her dream of musical theater. (I told her I look forward to wearing a sparkling gown at the Tony Awards when she invites me.)
When Chloe was still a teen, she got the part of playing one of the wives in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." They asked her to dye her hair black. UM, NO! I thought they should get her a wig ... but Chloe was all for it. So she and her sister Haley, unbeknownst to me, went ahead and did it. Surprisingly, we loved it. (Who would have thought?) She kept it dark for quite awhile too, and since then her hair has gone from dark to strawberry, to blonde, to brown, to strawberry and back to blonde. (I think she's in the right profession - she can pull off lots of different looks.)
(Chloe and Jennifer as strawberry blondes.)
(Chloe and Jennifer as brunettes.)
(Chloe and her husband in her second run of "Joseph" ... wigged this time.)
(In "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang".)
(In "9 to 5".)
(In the studio, as her silly self.)
Wigged or not, silly or serious, I absolutely adore her.
(Top photo and photos 1,7 and 8 were taken by the talented Keala Jarvis.)