Category: Musical Theatre

Carousel on Amazon Prime

I just watched this scene from Carousel on Amazon Prime. The opening love song If I Loved You is so good, give it a look.

Jenny Marie Hatch

One of my signature songs is You’ll Never Walk Alone sung by the character Nettie Fowler in the show. Playing this part is on my bucket list.

When you walk through a storm, Hold your head up high, And don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm, Is a golden sky, And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Nettie Fowler, Carousel

More about this specific production at Playbill!

The Rose – Cover by Jenny Hatch

I memorized this classic song in the 7th grade and it has been a strength to me ever since.

I bought some new sound equipment for my birthday and have been playing around with it. You can definitely hear my oxygen concentrator in the background, but I felt like it still captured the song pretty well.

I am looking forward to the day when I own my own recording studio and can pay a technician to get the sound quality just right.

This is the best I could do with what I have now. The karyoke track provided me with some killer harmonies.

Click to listen!

Some say, “Love. It is a river
That drowns the tender reed”
Some say, “Love. It is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed”
Some say, “Love. It is a hunger
An endless aching need”
I say, “Love. It is a flower
And you its only seed”

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose

Jenny Marie Hatch

A trip down memory lane @JennyHatch

Classmates dot com sent an email today with links to my online yearbooks. I went on a scroll and found a few photos from Walled Lake Central HS 1984, 85, and 86 when I graduated.

I attended 9th grade at North Farmington HS in Farmington Hills Michigan.

Photos included in the collage are my yearbook photos where I sometimes went by Jenny Tripp and once in a while I was Marie Tripp, my middle name.

I played Doris in Birdie and shared the stage with my little brother Rich who played Randolph, my son in the play. I choreographed this show and my little sister Lisa played the sad girl and danced to Put on a happy face with the actor playing Albert.

My two best friends dressed up for PNP day and won most punk. We had a good laugh when they announced Audie as the most punk dude.

My best friend Dave is next to me in the pyramid photo and it was good to remember him today. He died in a car crash when I was in 12th grade.

I sang a solo in my tenth grade talent show. A ballad from the movie fame made famous by Irene Cara. The music from that movie is some of my favorite.

This was a fun walk down memory lane. My yearbooks are boxxed up and I haven’t looked at them in decades, so it was fun to flip through this online version.

Cheers!

Jenny Marie Tripp Hatch

The Lost Song from Something Rotten

Lovely Love.

This song was cut from the show while in previews.

I am waging a campaign for the producers to put it back in the show.

My vocal range is perfect for playing Bea in the show. So this one is on my bucket list.

Something Rotten, my dream show….

These two videos contain the original cast preview of the show.

Jenny Hatch
www.JennyHatch.com

PS I captured Lovely Love from the show video above for lobbying purposes only.

Healing Update @JennyHatch #WWG1WGA

This past month I obtained handicap designation for myself and my car around three chronic health issues. This step has been something I have put off for five years since being diagnosed with chronic hypoxia.

The most problematic issue has been my spine. I have scoliosis and it has gotten markedly worse over the past few years while working as a professional driver.

I also suffer from a variety of emotional illnesses and always seem to be battling one thing or another around childhood trauma.

It has proven most helpful to get some new equipment for my oxygen supplementation and handicap designation for our car.

I am an Uber/Lyft Driver and having the proper tools in place to do my job well has felt incredibly empowering.

I also have been renting a wheelchair for certain situations to enable me to do more outside of my home.

I used it for the first time last month conducting a ninety minute stake choir practice and the chair was perfect!

We found a used wheelchair on Craigs List and it feels good to own one now.

I am also working with a new young chiropractor and am excited to see what we can do to increase my mobility over the next few years.

She put me on a mold protocol to help cleanse the tissues of my body using herbs and other supplements. We lived in a home in Cedar City Utah for three years that had a serious black mold problem and she believes the mold may have contributed to some serious infections I have suffered with these past few years.

Now I am wondering if the mold contributed to the untimely death of my dog Samwise Gandalf.

Lifelong anaphylactic allergies, asthma, and eczema are always lurking in the shadows and I cannot go anywhere without an epi pen, anti-histamines, and my inhaler.

I also have had several recent breathing emergencies that proved scary and sobering as we have tried to wrestle with how much I can do both inside and outside of our home. I am also learning the limitations of my battery powered oxygen concentrator.

I have been back on 24 hr a day oxygen supplementation for months since a setback a few months ago.

That being said, I am planning to audition for a few theatrical companies this year and hope to spend some quality time making music and performing onstage even if I am on oxygen in a wheelchair.

In the spirit of using music to heal, I started a new playlist on my YT channel to share my songs. Memorizing these lyrics and new arrangements will be a fun fall project.

I have also been starting my day with the three M’s. Movement, Math, and Music.

I do yoga, a Saxon math lesson, and work on memorizing the lines/songs of Ruth from Pirates of Penzance. These types of activities keep my mind and body occupied with positive activity and help my brain to function better.

I pick a musical theatre role I desire to play and memorize all songs, lines, and staging.

I have done this now with Mother Abbess from The Sound of Music, Mrs. Hannigan from Annie, Nettie from Carousel, Mrs. Thenardier from Les Mis, and Bea from Something Rotten.

The daily memorization of a difficult part is really great for overall brain nimbleness and helps beat back depression.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you have a great day!!!

Jenny Hatch

PS – I was given a new handicap license plate by the state of Colorado and spent a few extra dollars to choose my own letters and numbers.

And from my Video Audition Page

Please Note that I am completely disabled by scoliosis and have to perform in a wheelchair on oxygen supplementation. I need a dressing room that is ADA compatible with no aerosols (hairspray) or cigarette smoke in use and with close access to a wheelchair friendly restroom.

I like to sleep in my own bed, so if your theatrical company is within a two hour car ride from Longmont Colorado, I will be commuting to rehearsals and performances. This would include Fort Collins to the north all the way down to Colorado Springs and anywhere along the front range and up to Breckenridge in the mountains.

If your company is out of state or more than 100 miles from my home, I will need ADA compliant housing on the ground floor with no stairs, no smoking roomates, and a wheelchair friendly shower stall.

#WWG1WGA

The hardest part for me as these past few months have played out was interfacing with allopathic docs to reup my prescriptions and get the spinal scans and blood/urine work.

I hate allopathy with this viscerally palpable disgust and it galls me that my body compels me to swallow my pride and go get what I need from them every couple of years.

I am grateful to have had a x-ray to just get a benchmark of where I am.

When I was 15 I wore a brace for scoliosis for a year and the S curve was 17 degrees at the top and 32 degrees at the bottom.

The scan showed that the curve is much worse up top which fits with my symptoms. I can feel my left ribcage collapsing into my left lung and squeezing my diaphragm.

How much this contributes to my breathing issues I do not know.

I did feel somewhat defensive with my own children as they questioned the move to the wheelchair. They sorta felt like it was me giving up. One daughter didn’t even know that I have had scoliosis my whole life because I don’t talk about it.

After using the brace for a year, when I was 16 I threw it out and started seeing an osteopath who encouraged me to dance, lift weights, swim, and do anything I wanted to strengthen my back.

This was very freeing because it fit with my own intuition of what was important.

My teenage orthopedist had limited my exercise to swimming.

During my 20’s, 30’s, and most of my 40’s I used yoga and swimming to keep in shape, especially during my pregnancies. But I also walked quite a bit and rode my bike.

It has only been these last few years that I have been forced to slow way down.

And what I have had to confront just recently is that I may not get my health back any time soon.

I plan to keep working on it, of course, but I am reconciling to a life with serious limitations and it has not been easy.

We’ll see how it goes. I am constantly being pummeled with the most intense spiritual warfare for my political activism and all I can say is that it takes a heavy toll on my health.

We celebrated Paul’s 60th!

His 50th!