KyteKut Creations

KyteKut Creations We love to share our love of performance with all and collaborating with artists in our community! All are loved and welcome in this world.
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Patreon: patreon.com/kytekut
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/user-146000934
We support everyone and love diversity and equality.

This holiday season, support a family of four to help them make ends meet. Join our Pa tree on, 3 doll hairs, 5, 10, or ...
11/28/2023

This holiday season, support a family of four to help them make ends meet.

Join our Pa tree on, 3 doll hairs, 5, 10, or more if you are able! If we had 25 new members at 3 doll hairs or 15 members at 5 doll hairs for December, we would be so grateful. More than that would start putting us at ease financially.

We are in talks for our plans for how we're moving forward in 2024 so it is worth it for our Pa tree on peeps who back us, as well as creating a more sustainable approach for making our KyteKut Creations. We are very excited about our plans, which will include more BTS footage for those on Pa tree on to enjoy, and enable us to make our content for YouTube more easily as well over the course of the year. Our goal is to dig back into the roots of WHy we started KyteKut, and it was for the joy of creating, performing, and sharing that with the world.

To do it though, we do need πŸ’² supporters, even if it's just for a month or two. πŸ’– Don't forget you can also follow KyteKut Creations on Pa tree on for free and get notified of every free public post. The perk is no weird words have to be said there for Al Gore Rhythms to be happy.

Join us today so December can be merry and bright for the Kytes
Patreon.com/kytekut

11/27/2023

We want to work very hard to get a video out this month. We feel our Pa tree on members deserve it, but also, those of you who have kept supporting us have supported us through one heck of a year.

Here is a break down of how this year has gone:

Beginning of the year, I was horribly sick from January to April. I have continued to be sick almost continuously with low grade colds that have come and gone, and battling anxiety, depression, and loss of contact with multiple people I have cared about throughout the entire year.

April, Bruce lost his job. He then had to look for a new one. It took all summer and no chance of saving up any money to make ends meet.

May, Indy, my parents' cat, died. He was a cat I had originally adopted, but then he chose my dad. That was a hard time.

Shortly after in June, my Poppop passed away. This meant funerals and travel and my parents being in California the whole summer.

Bruce got hired in August at his new place of employment, but it came at a time when the supervisor wasn't around, so he has been learning a job from August until recently without a supervisor. He now has one who just started a few weeks ago, but we're still learning the ebb and flow of the paychecks in accordance with our bills and making sure our budget works.

Add in cost of surviving being near impossible, and throw in helping our neurospicy kids navigate school, friendships, IEPs, discovery of self, and one of them having many many nosebleeds, and we have been exhausted.

But we have been dying to make art.

So our call of help to you:

Be a part of our Pa tree on. Three doll hairs, five doll hairs, or ten doll hairs a month. There are higher doll hair tiers, too, if the spirit moves you this Cyber Monday. If everyone who followed us was a three doll hair tier, we would be out of survival mode. You would be gifting peace of mind to a family who just wants to live and make art to share with the world.

What do you spend three doll hairs on that you don't think about? Five doll hairs? Is it a holiday coffee? Is it a drink out with friends? A movie ticket or a soda or popcorn?

Ten doll hairs from one Pa tree on tier means we can get three gallons of milk for the kids.

We may not be actively making art, but we dream about it every day, discuss it every month, trying to figure out where between being sick and surviving we can fit it in to bring the love and joy we brought during 2020.

So please, PLEASE be a Pa Tree On member. Join a tier, upgrade a level, and we promise more art will be coming. We are stuck in survival mode, and with Pa tree on support, we can get out of it and bring the art you and we love.

So please, PLEASE join.

πŸ’– K+B

11/24/2023

Would y'all be interested in a "Bruce and Katherine Reacts" series on the KyteKut Creations we have made? Like our thoughts on when we made it, how much we enjoyed making it, how it did in terms of views, anything else you would like to know about our process?

There may be a split on what's Pa tree on exclusive and what's public on YouTube, but if this is something you would be interested in, let us know!

Also ask any questions about KyteKut Creations be low in the com ments, or about any specific KyteKuts we made and they may end up being featured in one of these if we make it!

πŸ’– K+B

Hello, our friends! Life has been very wild and hectic since our last KyteKut Creations video was posted, but just know ...
11/23/2023

Hello, our friends!

Life has been very wild and hectic since our last KyteKut Creations video was posted, but just know we're still here and wanting to get back into creating our art.

Survival has been first and foremost this year, but still, we try to find those moments to be thankful for what we do have in our lives.

So thank you to all who support our Pa tree on with doll hairs and supporting our channel by rewatching our creations over and over again, including one of our favorite ones we made in just two days two years ago, Thankful.

πŸ’– K+B

Original Performed by: Josh Groban; Singer: Bruce R. Kyte; Dancer: Katherine Kyte; Dedicated to Jone MacCulloch, and to our friends and family near and far. ...

Exclusive to Pa tree on members, BTS/Bloopers of Rainbow Connection! Three doll hairs and up to see how we made the shot...
08/10/2023

Exclusive to Pa tree on members, BTS/Bloopers of Rainbow Connection! Three doll hairs and up to see how we made the shots of Yael interacting with a Ghostly Katherine πŸ‘» as well as extended shots of the wildlife we saw that day.

No Al Gore Rhythms to dance battle against, no ads, always notified of our creations. πŸ’– Be a part of our community today! (You can even join FREE and be notified of our free posts!)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/86898715?utm_campaign=postshare_creator

πŸ’– K+B

Join our Patreon. Please. Next month is gonna suck for us financially. If you were a Patron, consider rejoining. If you ...
08/08/2023

Join our Patreon. Please. Next month is gonna suck for us financially.

If you were a Patron, consider rejoining. If you have ever loved any of our videos, consider joining.

Three doll hairs a month helps significantly. If many folks join at just the three doll hairs a month, it would do so much good for our family.

We're may adjust settings soon for "subscription based" billing, so when you sign up, you will be billed on that day each month. That way you can pick a day that works for your finances. Haven't changed it yet, but if you're interested in that feature, let us know below and we may be making that change soon.

Joining Patreon means exclusive BTS (like our process of Rainbow Connection that is currently available only for paid Patrons of three doll hairs and up) and insights to our lives, as well as other perks and benefits.

Please, please look at our Patreon levels and join at one you can afford monthly.

Thank you.

Become a patron of KyteKut Creations today: Read posts by KyteKut Creations and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.

Do you love music? Do you love dancing? Do you love Bruce and me and how ridiculously cute we are together? 😘Our wish fo...
07/28/2023

Do you love music? Do you love dancing?
Do you love Bruce and me and how ridiculously cute we are together? 😘
Our wish for our 12 year wedding anniversary on July 30th is to have YOU join our Patreon!

We are exceptionally proud of and would love to see it grow even more. πŸ’–
The next round of billing is August 1st, so if you've been thinking of joining, please join before then!

https://www.patreon.com/kytekut

Link to our channel! Don't forget to πŸ‘πŸ» and turn on πŸ””!
https://youtube.com/

Thank you sooooooo much in advance, and thanks to everyone who has been supporting us by being on Patreon, heart reacting, leaving comments, and sharing our content.

This additional source of income as we cultivate our techniques is very useful for our family, and will continue to be in the coming months.

When you finally go through five boxes from the garage that have been waiting to be unpacked for 7 years and you find yo...
07/26/2023

When you finally go through five boxes from the garage that have been waiting to be unpacked for 7 years and you find your last pair of pointe shoes you ever had (pre kids even!) and immediately remember how to tie them and have to go on releve AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Check out the trailer for "Born of Myth" which will premiere at the Indie Film Fest on August 13th! Link to the event fo...
07/24/2023

Check out the trailer for "Born of Myth" which will premiere at the Indie Film Fest on August 13th!
Link to the event for tickets in comments.

A secret battle has been raging for centuries between the Fomori and Other Worlders'. We meet a group of fighters as they hunt down the last of the all powe...

Did you miss it? Check out our FIRST video podcast of Questioning the Chaos: A KyteKut Conversation. Just plunk it on an...
07/23/2023

Did you miss it?
Check out our FIRST video podcast of Questioning the Chaos: A KyteKut Conversation. Just plunk it on and do what you like while you hear us start to recount our first year together! Part two coming soon.

A deep dive into the first year of our relationship. Part 1. Included in this episode are a very important audition, much discussion of Myspace, a foolproof ...

Bruce and I are currently at the SDF Collective getting ready to do interviews for Born of Myth: Episode One. Bruce is a...
07/22/2023

Bruce and I are currently at the SDF Collective getting ready to do interviews for Born of Myth: Episode One. Bruce is also doing some final ADR work for his character. It's very exciting! (Also this space is beautiful and incredible and I'm in love with it!)

Want to see the short film Bruce and I are a part of? Come see it and three other local indie films on August 13th! It will be a fun event to meet and chat with tons of creative folks, and nothing is better than supporting local art and artists.

Tickets are $5 online ahead of time, or $10 at the door!

https://www.sdfcollective.com/event-details/indie-film-night-1?fbclid=IwAR1pgFCtycjneneMWdUfK3L_BTif1bqVSGsKK48L-uQGwsJD9pDf81bddfs

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out our first video podcast that aired today!
https://youtu.be/hdswQgp6Bi0

Our podcast is out now! Our first episode, "About Us, Part One" for your enjoyment. πŸ’– Don't forget to πŸ‘πŸ»and sub, and tur...
07/22/2023

Our podcast is out now!
Our first episode, "About Us, Part One" for your enjoyment. πŸ’–
Don't forget to πŸ‘πŸ»and sub, and turn on πŸ”” so you don't miss future episodes 😊

A deep dive into the first year of our relationship. Part 1. Included in this episode are a very important audition, much discussion of Myspace, a foolproof ...

New Pa tree awn only blog post detailing the chaos that has been our lives for the last month, as well as announcing the...
07/22/2023

New Pa tree awn only blog post detailing the chaos that has been our lives for the last month, as well as announcing the release of our first episode of our podcast TOMORROW 9 AM Pacific!

Don't forget you can also join our community for FREE! Just go to to our main page and there will be an option so you are notified of our free posts.

After not getting the job he interviewed for, Bruce did get emailed by HR immediately saying his resume seemed like a go...
07/22/2023

After not getting the job he interviewed for, Bruce did get emailed by HR immediately saying his resume seemed like a good fit for a new position that applications opened for today at the same location.

We're disappointed and stressed that the first job didn't come through, but maybe this other position will be the actual win? Send good vibes he gets an interview/job offer for this new position.

Also also: our first Podcast episode will be premiering VERY soon, like, this weekend. So get ready for that, as well as our FIRST Pa tree awn Members ONLY blooper video!

Add in parenting while in survival mode...ugh. So ready for us to get a win. Give us good vibes Bruce gets a job offer s...
07/21/2023

Add in parenting while in survival mode...ugh.

So ready for us to get a win. Give us good vibes Bruce gets a job offer soon! πŸ’–

πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘
07/18/2023

πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘

Join our Patreon! We're looking to get 100 new Patrons before the end of the month to stay afloat financially while Bruc...
07/17/2023

Join our Patreon! We're looking to get 100 new Patrons before the end of the month to stay afloat financially while Bruce continues to job hunt. πŸ’–
Patreon.com/KyteKut

We desperately need your Patreon Support!  Patreon.com/KyteKut Bruce is still looking for a job, and ends are getting ti...
07/17/2023

We desperately need your Patreon Support!
Patreon.com/KyteKut

Bruce is still looking for a job, and ends are getting tighter and tighter to meet. Unemployment is going to JUST cover rent starting NOW, and that is all.

We still keep making content and working behind the scenes on it, and if you join our Patreon, you get BTS looks at it, which we think is really cool. Plus you get credited at the end of our videos for being a supporter, and we are working all the time on better perks for supporting us on Patreon.

Please consider joining one of our tiers. Please heart react and leave comments on our page. Please go watch our videos on YouTube.

Just yesterday, we had two new supporters who joined at our $5 and $10 tiers! We thank both of you from the bottom of our hearts!

But if we had 100 of our followers join at JUST our $3 tier, that would be $300 a month towards our content, AND that would mean we would finally be making $10 an hour for ONE video worth of work. (Currently our total is $2.50 an hour TOTAL for the BOTH of us for each conservative 40 hours of work for a video, not counting additional expenses such as costuming, makeup, backing tracks, and platform fees)

$300 a month is two weeks of groceries for us.

Could you imagine supporting a small passionate family creating heartfelt art instead of a large soulless corporation with one payment a month of $3? Maybe even $5 or $10?

PLEASE support our art financially right now. We want to make more art, and we want to have more performers and collabs and be able to do so ethically. We work so hard at what we do and believe we have quality videos, and we believe that we are worth supporting financially. If you have ever enjoyed ONE of our videos, PLEASE consider joining one of our Patreon tiers, or consider upping your tier to a higher level if you are already a Patreon member.

We are no different from a local theatre company. We are no different from other artists just wanting to make what we deserve for the art we put out there for people to enjoy. We take a lot of care and time in our videos, and we want to continue to grow and feature performers and be able to give those performers money for their time.

So please, PLEASE consider joining our Patreon at a level you can afford and help us keep a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. We literally CANNOT do it without more support right now.

πŸ’– K+B

What is something you spend $3 on a month? $5? $10? $20? More than that? How many times a month do you spend that amount...
07/16/2023

What is something you spend $3 on a month? $5? $10? $20? More than that?

How many times a month do you spend that amount? Once a week? Twice a week? Every week? Every day?

Is it a cup of coffee? An impulse purchase at the check out? The Spot section in Target? A movie ticket and or concessions? A big concert? A touring Broadway show? Fast food or door dash?

What if ONE of those small purchases you make multiple times a month went to a family instead to keep a roof over their heads? AND it would just be ONCE a month?

If we had 100 of our followers join at JUST our $3 tier, that would be $300 a month towards our content, AND that would mean we would finally be making $10 an hour for ONE video worth of work. (Currently our total is $2.50 an hour for each 40 hours of work for a video, not counting additional expenses such as costuming, makeup, backing tracks, and platform fees.)

$300 a month is two weeks of groceries for us.

Could you imagine supporting a family instead of a large corporation?

Bruce is still looking for a job, and ends are getting tighter and tighter to meet. Unemployment is going to JUST cover rent soon, and that is all. We still keep making content and working behind the scenes on it, and if you join our Patreon, you get BTS looks at it, which we think is really cool. Plus you get credited at the end of our videos for being a supporter. And we are working all the time on better perks for supporting us on Patreon.

Please consider joining one of our tiers. Please heart react and leave comments on our page. Please go watch our videos on YouTube.

But most importantly, PLEASE support our art financially right now. We want to make more art, we want this to be a continuous means to make money, and we want to have more performers and collabs and be able to do so ethically. We work so hard at what we do and believe we have quality videos, and believe that we are worth supporting financially. If you have ever enjoyed ONE of our videos, PLEASE consider joining one of our Patreon tiers, or consider upping your tier to a higher level if you are already a Patreon member.

We are no different from a local theatre company, and we want to continue to grow and feature performers. So please, PLEASE consider joining our Patreon at a level you can afford and help us keep a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. We literally CANNOT do it without more support right now.

Thank you.

πŸ’– K+B

Give yourself grace. πŸ’– You deserve to be gentle to yourself.
07/16/2023

Give yourself grace. πŸ’– You deserve to be gentle to yourself.

To all who are hurting, we hope the pain eases soon. Take the time you need. We're here for you.
07/15/2023

To all who are hurting, we hope the pain eases soon.

Take the time you need. We're here for you.

It's been a rough week with lots of travel, funeral services, job applications and hopeful for an interview for Bruce an...
07/14/2023

It's been a rough week with lots of travel, funeral services, job applications and hopeful for an interview for Bruce and trying to get back to a schedule and communications with people when it is just so exhausting all the time.

We're hanging in there, but it's overwhelming. Thanks for your patience.

πŸ’– K+B

Two years ago, Pinch Me dropped on our channel! This was one of our favorites, and needed to be filmed in the course of ...
07/04/2023

Two years ago, Pinch Me dropped on our channel!

This was one of our favorites, and needed to be filmed in the course of two different seasons, and features our kiddos. Give it another watch and enjoy!

πŸ’– K+B

Featuring "Pinch Me" by the Ba*****ed Ladies Sung by Bruce R. Kyte Dancer: Katherine Kyte Special Appearances by Noelle, Reuben, & Shadow Special Thanks t...

New Public Post!Want to be directly notified by Patreon? Click on "Join the Community" on the membership page to be a FR...
07/01/2023

New Public Post!
Want to be directly notified by Patreon? Click on "Join the Community" on the membership page to be a FREE member. You will be notified by Patreon of new public posts!

Official Post from KyteKut Creations

Last day to joyn pa tree on for July to see cool BTS stuff as we work on our next projects, including a MEMBERS ONLY vid...
06/30/2023

Last day to joyn pa tree on for July to see cool BTS stuff as we work on our next projects, including a MEMBERS ONLY video that coincides with the release of the beginning of our video podcast, Questioning the Chaos: a KyteKut Conversation! Yes, our first exclusive video for pa tree on members only will be released in July!!! Woot!

Now is also a great time to joyn to help keep our lives afloat until Bruce gets hired at a job as things will be getting very tight starting July. Every little bit helps our family. If many people did three doll hairs a MONTH we could thrive, not just survive, AND make more art MORE easily.

Don't hesitate, joyn today (or consider ray zing your current dough nay shun)!

πŸ’– K+ B

Story from Katherine: So often, we have goals and expectations, and when those aren't reached, we get sad and overwhelme...
06/28/2023

Story from Katherine:

So often, we have goals and expectations, and when those aren't reached, we get sad and overwhelmed.

I worked really hard in a short amount of time to make my dance studio On Your Toes work. I was getting to a place where it was starting to FLOURISH. I was sooooo excited. The tiny room was getting crowded with adults dancing! It was incredible!

But the pandemic derailed it. And although I did try to get it going again, I just couldn't get that same drive, that same fire. I kept wondering what was wrong with me. Why did I not feel as passionate about it as I did before?

There was a lot of sitting with my feelings. A lot of tarot card spreads, each of those spreads telling me I had something important that meant a lot but it wasn't serving me or my happiness and I needed to let it go.

Once I let go of On Your Toes...a weight lifted. It was weird. Why would I feel relief over something I had believed in so passionately? Why would I suddenly feel like I was going in a better direction?

All I know is my tarot spreads stopped telling me to let go of something I cared about that wasn't serving me. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I wish I had an answer for why the weight lifted. I still don't FULLY understand it. I miss the classes. I miss teaching dance. I only did one FULL production. There are a lot of fond memories, and still a lot of wishes.

But some things that I know now is that KyteKut Creations stretches my creativity a little bit more than teaching dance does. It's no longer just thinking about music and dance and a stage. It's camera angles and tech and editing and being able to have stories come to life through special effects shots that we wouldn't be able to do on stage. It's having people I know and love singing to the songs that I know and love...and sometimes I get to sing those songs.

Sometimes it's creating dancing.
Sometimes it's creating blocking.
All the time it is new and interesting and fun.

How do Bruce and I stretch ourselves for this video? How do we interpret this song that isn't the same way everyone else interprets the song? How do we make it personal to ourselves, but also relatable to others? How do we talk about the world and issues in the world within our art? What environment do we film in? Long shots or lots of cuts? B-roll or just performer? Green screen singer or music video style? Improvise or choreograph?

I had a dream and an expectation for On Your Toes. It didn't pan out, and I let that drag me down for a long time. I have dreams and goals for KyteKut Creations, but because of its nature, it is more per project based and less of the overarching nature. Instead of thinking of what could be eventually, it's purely thinking about each video as it comes out.

So, what is KyteKut Creations to me right now? A wonderful outlet I can share with my husband, and my family, my friends, and even strangers all over the world, however many people that may be!

And that brings me a lot of happiness.

So if there are goals and dreams you have that aren't becoming what you expected, release that expectation, and sit with what it is now, and maybe start seeing what you're life is telling you right now. And maybe, just maybe, that spark of happiness can be fanned with what you have right now.

πŸ’– Kat

Granted, there are certain things that CAN'T be changed, but there are always parts that CAN be changed. Knowing that is...
06/26/2023

Granted, there are certain things that CAN'T be changed, but there are always parts that CAN be changed. Knowing that is also important.

Public post! Come join us over on KyteKut Creations "Pah tree on" before July 1st! (or consider ray zing your current te...
06/26/2023

Public post!
Come join us over on KyteKut Creations "Pah tree on" before July 1st! (or consider ray zing your current tear dough nay shuns!)

Official Post from KyteKut Creations

Stuck under a cat? Pull up a KyteKut Creations videos to pass the time until you are released! Also, show us your kittie...
06/24/2023

Stuck under a cat? Pull up a KyteKut Creations videos to pass the time until you are released!

Also, show us your kitties! We'll show ours. 😘

Did you miss it yesterday? The reviews are in and people are messaging us and commenting about The Rainbow Connection an...
06/22/2023

Did you miss it yesterday?

The reviews are in and people are messaging us and commenting about The Rainbow Connection and what a beautiful rendition it is!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy our most recent KyteKut Creations Collab with Yael Niccum!

The Rainbow Connection Originally Performed by Christina Perri (As made famous by The Muppets) Dedicated to Yael's uncle Michael, a true mensch; May his me...

One of the many, MANY things I love about this video is that all of the wildlife shots you see in this video WE filmed o...
06/22/2023

One of the many, MANY things I love about this video is that all of the wildlife shots you see in this video WE filmed on site on the day of. ❀ And we couldn't have asked for more beautiful "B-roll" if we tried.

The Rainbow Connection Originally Performed by Christina Perri (As made famous by The Muppets) Dedicated to Yael's uncle Michael, a true mensch; May his me...

Now up for your viewing, "The Rainbow Connection" featuring our dear friend Yael Niccum. 🌈Please give it all of the love...
06/21/2023

Now up for your viewing, "The Rainbow Connection" featuring our dear friend Yael Niccum. 🌈

Please give it all of the love that Yael poured into this performance! πŸ’–

And thank you again Yael for creating something beautiful with us. We love you. πŸ’–

The Rainbow Connection Originally Performed by Christina Perri (As made famous by The Muppets) Dedicated to Yael's uncle Michael, a true mensch; May his me...

"A rainbow is a promise of sunshine after rain. Of calm after storms. Of joy after sadness. Of peace after pain. Of love...
06/21/2023

"A rainbow is a promise of sunshine after rain. Of calm after storms. Of joy after sadness. Of peace after pain. Of love after loss." - Unknown

Our newest video, "Rainbow Connection" featuring Yael Niccum is premiering tomorrow, Wednesday June 21st, 2023! We hope you enjoy it as much as we loved making it.

Happy Father's Day to my husband Bruce. I am so thankful for how we grow as parents together, and learn how to support o...
06/18/2023

Happy Father's Day to my husband Bruce. I am so thankful for how we grow as parents together, and learn how to support one another through everything we go through with our children. I appreciate how you grow from every experience and vow to do even better as a parent, from today until forever. I love you.

House At Pooh Corner - Originally Performed by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina Dedicated to (and by request of): Pamela "Mama" Larsen Singer: Bruce R. Kyte Dan...

New exclusive blog!Want to read it? Those in "Break a Leg!" or up can see ALL of our FULL BTS work in progress posts! πŸ’–K...
06/18/2023

New exclusive blog!

Want to read it? Those in "Break a Leg!" or up can see ALL of our FULL BTS work in progress posts!

πŸ’–K+B

Official Post from KyteKut Creations

Story from Katherine: In 2007, my junior year of high school, I auditioned for my first musical ever. I had been in one ...
06/17/2023

Story from Katherine:

In 2007, my junior year of high school, I auditioned for my first musical ever. I had been in one freshman year as a featured dancer in ONE number without auditions, but this was my BIG audition because I liked the musical. It was for Oklahoma! and I was going for Ado Annie. I already knew Laurie wouldn't be the right role for me, but I knew I had the best chance of getting a comedic lead.

I prepped my monologue, called "The Sweater" which I have since misplaced and can't seem to find online anymore. It is seriously the best monologue and I loved it. I prepped my small number of bars for my song. I picked "Can't Get a Man with a Gun" from Annie Get Your Gun (figured being an Annie character would give me good luck.) At the auditions, they called up girls to do a laugh audition for Gertie. I made the firm decision to not go up and laugh annoyingly, because I didn't WANT to be Gertie. It was Ado Annie or bust.

I remember hearing that a senior who was auditioning was a shoe in for Ado Annie. I even thought she would be great for the role. Plus she was super nice and we got along well. To my surprise when the casting notice was posted outside the choir room, people were calling out to me excitedly to come look. I couldn't believe it, I was Ado Annie, and the senior who was the "shoe in" to be her was cast as Gertie. She dropped out, and my understudy was moved up to Gertie immediately, so I no longer had an understudy.

I was then promptly given the role of co-choreographer/dance captain, which was funny, because the school dance teacher was supposed to be the main choreographer and she never came in and taught anything. πŸ˜… It was me and I collabed with the other girls for our main dances and it was so cute! Other numbers were given simple blocking from the directors.

The directors cast me because they liked that I had a Betty Boop effect with my voice. I had been nervous my lisp would be a difficulty with enunciation, but my main note was to slow down while talking. I also tried to bring a more manipulative depth to Ado Annie, that she was merely acting like a ditz because that is what people expected, when all she wanted was to settle down with Will Parker, and she just had a scheme going with Ali Hakim to make it happen. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Not to say she WASN'T free spirited, but she wasn't going to settle down until Will was ALSO ready to settle down. She even says as much in "All or Nothing" about that, so I took her part of the song as inspiration for bringing more depth to Ado Annie. Sweet, silly, and sassy.

I was nicknamed "The Squealer" by the sound guys. I had an iconic way of saying "Weee-illlll!" and they got really good at turning my mic off for those parts. πŸ˜‚ I was also very consistent, which they appreciated. (I carried over parts of that to a certain vampire role named Liz that also became very iconic, hahaha!)

I have dear memories of this show. It was my first show with stage kissing, some of it faked, some of it real. I remember my mother tying my bows to make sure they were stage ready. I remember the smell of cocoa powder on the actor who played Judd, who was the sweetest *haha* teddy bear in the world. I remember collaborating with the girls for the Many a New Day dance. I remember being excited I wasn't cast because I had a lisp, but because I was funny. I remember that standing firm and just going for the role you want is gutsy but can pay off (in fact I repeated that for my audition for Terror by Gaslight, but that's another story...)

All in all, Oklahoma! will always be dear to me. Sure, so much of it is truly problematic these days in terms of story, but I will always have that piece of the girl who cain't say no. It makes me nostalgic and want to sing it for a KyteKut. What do you think? Should I do it?

Also, I should definitely find the recordings of me singing it from 2007, because we do have them! It would be entertaining to see how I have improved.

πŸ’– Katherine

PS see if you can find me in the photo below and let me know when you have, but don't spoil it for others!

Interested in being part of KyteKut Creations? Let us know! Whether it is an idea for a KyteKut Collab, original music, ...
06/15/2023

Interested in being part of KyteKut Creations? Let us know!

Whether it is an idea for a KyteKut Collab, original music, being a live accompanist while we record music (or recording instrumentals of original music we can record to) helping with cinematography, capturing Behind the Scenes moments, or something else...we are interested in seeing who is interested!

Note: this is looking at interest levels right now. Additionally, at this time we are still mostly volunteer. We may be able to provide a bit of a gas/travel stipend. All performances and tech work is credited appropriately, and we will link to your socials as well. Other perks may be discussed as well if we work together!

Our goal is to start making enough to give fair com pen say shun. Jo in our pa tree on to help us make fair wa ge art!

Let's say hello to the KyteKut Creations* 77s! These four videos currently have 77 views. Our KyteKut Creations 77s are:...
06/06/2023

Let's say hello to the KyteKut Creations* 77s!
These four videos currently have 77 views.

Our KyteKut Creations 77s are:
1. A Thousand Years Part Two (where are our Twilight fans at?)
2. So She Dances - Josh Groban
3. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
4. Are You With Me - A Special Request

A Thousand Years Part Two was made for our 10 year wedding anniversary, which is a big milestone for any relationship. πŸ’– It was fun creating a slightly different arrangement of the duet than how it was originally recorded, and just making it our own.

During the filming of So She Dances, I remember I was getting over an injury and depression, but feeling so happy that Bruce filmed me in such a beautiful way. Plus it was nice to embrace a Degas Ballerina in styling.

Breakaway is the story of expectations from being a teenager in high school and the emotional strain of that, to being a young mom, and focusing on my own self discovery and lessons from every stage of life and how I have grown. It was also one of our earlier trials of playing around with transitions of film and dance and merging those two together.

Are You With Me? was so special as it was our first ever paid for request from friends in England! We were so happy we were able to meet and exceed the expectations for someone who has loved and appreciated our Creations from the get go, and to make something so sweet for them. And also, how GORGEOUS does that video look? The water reflection and the lighting were featured extras for SURE that day. πŸ’– Honestly, it's worth watching for that alone. πŸ˜…

Why don't you go and check out the 77s? You may realize a hidden treasure and a new fave song. πŸ’–

*Note, these are specifically KyteKut Creations/Quarantines, and don't include One Shots, Dance Exclusives, or BTS.

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