In September of 2006 Joy had one of her biggest dreams come true...she got a job with Disney Theatricals!!! This is the first time she has been able to use both her business degree and theatre degree. The two shows Joy works for is "Mary Poppins" and "Beauty and the Beast".
In November Joy had the opportunity to go to the opening of "Mary Poppins".
Since Joy works for the "Mary Poppins" show she was invited to go to The Tony Awards on June 10th.
Joy said she had a blast going shopping for and outfit and shoes for The Tony's.
There is so much more to The Tony's than anyone would think...every time there was a performance on stage people in the audience could not really see what was going on because of all the camera equipment taping the event.
Not only did Joy get to attend the awards she also got to attend The Disney After Party!!!
Now is the time for my(Amanda's) favorite part of the story.....
After a fun filled evening she decided it was time to head home...since she was in strappy dress shoes she decided to get a cab to take her home. On the way home she realized she made it through the whole evening without any food. She had been so busy/intrigued that she did not eat at the party. So, what does Joy decide to do? She has the cab driver pull over at the neighborhood McDonald's...remember...Joy is in her formal...she said she really got some funny looks from people coming in there to order a cheeseburger meal. ***Next time any of you happen to see Joy you should have her tell you that part of the story because it is so funny coming from her!!!***
Beauty and the Beast Farewell Show
After a 13 and a half year run "Beauty and the Beast" closed making it the 6th longest running show in Broadway history...and Joy and her mom were on the 15th row in the Orchestra section for the whole thing.
<-Donny Osmond came back to perform in the final show!!
Joy is friends with the producer of "Beauty and the Beast" so he introduced Joy to all his B-list celebrity friends which consisted of a bunch of soap opera stars...Mammaw B would have been in HOG HEAVEN!!!
They also got to attend the after party...it was a wonderful night!!!
We wanted to add this wonderful picture from when Joy was home for a visit in July!!!