Saying Goodbye To Miranda Sings Live
I. Am. So stressed about this video guys, hey everyone I'm Colleen ballinger and, this. Shirt was on a hanger too long so now it sticks out on the sides you're welcome I, have been putting, this video off for weeks I don't, want to make it and I feel like I don't want to make it because it's, admitting, that like my live touring, is done, I've been performing live in touring for ten years as Miranda. Sings and few. Weeks ago I had my final performance, as Miranda, onstage probably, not gonna be my final performance for the rest of my life just because, performing. Is what I love to do most and so I can't imagine never. Performing, again so after this guy pops out once, I get adjusted, and he, starts to be, more of a functioning, human I might try to go on tour again but it's never quite gonna be the same so I've been touring for ten years and this year I finished off my tour with a big bus tour and then, I performed. In Orange California at. Chapman, University it. Was my final big performance, we filmed that entire show for you guys so you can see the behind the scenes of everything and, that's coming up in a second but going through this footage and editing, it made me think about how, much I've been through to get to this point, it was really emotional and hard for me to get through oh it's, only been a few weeks and I already missed being on stage so this, is challenging. So how did this all start well I was. A musical, theater kid I loved, theater, I did theater in high school I used to go see theater with my grandpa when I was a little girl always knew I wanted to be on the stage performing, was my favorite thing in the entire world when, the first manatee I went viral I got some emails from people in New York City asking me to come perform there and this was a dream come true for me it was kind of the perfect storm because I first got an email from a guy named Jim Caruso who ran an open mic night in New York City he told me if I was ever in town I could, perform there and then I got a phone call from, Frankie, grande he said I want you to come perform with Broadway cast of Mamma Mia if you need a place to stay you can stay with me so I had an invitation, to perform on, Broadway and, I had a place to stay I just needed to cover my airfare, I spent every, penny that I had and I took a risk and I flew to New York City and I perform, every. I in New York City first I performed at Birdland, Jazz Club Jim. Cruz's cast party. That. Was the very first place, I ever did Miranda sings live the next night I performed, with the broader cast of Mamma Mia on The Lion King Broadway, stage, it was really funny because not. Many people in the audience knew who I was this was like 9 or 10 years ago the audience was just really confused why there was a girl on stage just singing terribly, after that I didn't want to stop performing so, I started, booking myself I called every, comedy, club every. Cabaret, venue every little theater I could find in America and, asked, if I could perform there and I would go back to LA work at Disneyland save up my money and then paid for my airfare in my hotel to get me somewhere just that I could be on stage it was a very hard time for me I was struggling to pay rent pay my bills people are walking out of the theater they didn't get it they didn't like it people stole, from me they would hire me to come perform and then keep all the money for themselves people, took advantage of me I had people telling me they'd make me a star and then asking, for sexual, favors, in order to make.
Me Famous that's a real thing that happened all the time not just in this industry but, all industries, that's why I'm extremely supported with me to movement obviously, I never did anything with anyone but that's a whole other story that I could make a full video on anyway. Slowly, but surely people, started to kind of pay attention to horrendous things and I was able to book myself kind of everywhere, I loved performing so, much like nothing, could have made me stop performing I have felt the same way about performing, live since the first time I performed all the way up until now I get on stage and I can't believe people are there watching I can't believe people are clapping, and it blows, my mind and, brings me to tears almost. Every performance. Thank. You so much for supporting me for all these years and letting me do my dream job I love you guys without. Further ado here is my, final show. What's. Up everyone I'm Colleen ballinger and, today I'm doing my final show I'm, so sad. I've been touring for 10 years ever since I created Miranda, I've been doing live shows it's kind of all of them are known but now I'm. Having this thing so can't, really tour anymore, when you're in that your third trimester they, don't let you fly and then once you have a baby the baby kind of like needs attention so I can't, really go on tour if I have a little baby he needs to like eat from my body and stuff so tours out question maybe, someday I'll tour again but for now it's not really gonna happen so I wanted, to document my final, day on tour and we were in Orange California my, family's here and it's gonna be a lot of fun so let's, go. Doing. My final soundcheck, was so surreal, I try not to think about it because I didn't want to get emotional so I try to just think of it as like any other soundtrack, like there's nothing special about it but I will say it was really nice to have my family there supporting, me they have been with me every, step of the way throughout, my entire career, so I was super grateful that they were able to be at the soundcheck to support me just made me think about all of the amazing times I've been able to perform, with my family, in the past I've performed with Christopher, doing a magic show at the Magic Castle I've performed with Rachel all over the world in onesies, I've performed, with Corey all over the world for the last few years I've, even performed, with Bailey and Jake when they were tiny tiny little kids, but to have them out there at the last show it was really important, to me and I'm so grateful that they all could all make it yeah the final soundcheck, was just really really surreal.
Take. For Michelle, I do this every. Show. Riveting. Do, what I sit. Before you'd show and I change. The slides depending, on what I want to, be different in the show that day tell. Me about the last time you performed it down here in orange the. Last time I performed, at, Chapman, University was. A very, long time ago and I performed in the cafeteria, for like 20. People. So. This is a little different what you just saw with me changing, up the show right before the show starts, and I do that pretty, much every single show keeps it fresh and fun for me so that's what you guys just saw but now it's time for me to get ready for my meet and greet the meet and greets are so, special, to me I've done meet greet at every show since I started touring I think the reason I love it so much is because I get to see you guys become, friends so, many of you met, on the internet met on Twitter met. On Instagram because you watch my YouTube videos or you just watch YouTube in general and then you meet in person at my live shows nothing, makes me happier so, I am, devastated. That, I'm not able, to provide, you guys with an, outlet to meet anymore and I promise, that I will do everything I can to make that happen someday in the future because, I just. Can't imagine that, just being gone forever what. Are you about to do. No. Hey, drone it's great. Waited. Every real, life. Like. Inside within the womb, there. Are, also New York we've been crying since last Saturday at the DC show but. It's all good lobby. Exciting. Your. Mom know so I guess I am. So. I'll be the mean greedy I was feeling really shaky, and really weird and really faint now I have had a really kind of horrible pregnancy, and I will randomly faint vomit, he an excruciating, pain and can't walk like a lot of weird things have been happening throughout, my pregnancy so, they called me paramedic to come check on me Oh. Checker, let us check our heart a little bit. Heart. Rates up a little bit okay. I'm feeling close to 100 beats per minute so maybe just take.
A Look up. Your. Saturation is good they're gonna be getting enough oxygen, there's meringue into your body so that's a good thing if it gets worse, starting. To get darker, get lightheaded. I'll. Let you know yeah I was totally fine he said I was fine I just needed to lay low and sit and drink water before, the show that's kind of hard to do when all your family and friends are around and you just want to hang out everybody. You're. Showing down the last row. You're. Perfect. Making costumes with hot little. Dated. It, was the first brand to show you ever rented. Give. Us the final show I really wanted to add a fun little moment with the kids the kids have always been a really big part of my, life and of my touring, I adore, my niece and that's used so so, much they have performed with me forever I can remember Bailey being on stage I mean like two or three years old I remember, Jake singing, duets with me when he was 2 or 3 years old. Because. We're forming in radish shows has been a huge part of the kids life just, like it's been a huge part of my life so I wanted to add something a little fun and different for, them in this show but we had because. Their kids are. Amazing. My. Hometown. Show. Everyone's, like. Okay. It's almost time for the final show and trying not to think about it too much cuz I'm like nervous, and I know if I think about how it's my last show I'll cry a lot so I'm just trying to think like it's just if another show like it's not a big deal and cuz I don't to be nervous so I'm. Sure after the show I'll maybe be a mess or once I let it sink in but right now I'm just gonna try to enjoy my, last show this is so weird you guys have been such a huge part of my life for so long it's so weird all. Right Showtime being, onstage that night was, really, surreal any time I thought about the fact that this might be the last time onstage I, teared. Up but the whole time I was up there I was thinking about every, performance, that I've done what I've gone through to get here, all of you and how wonderful and supportive you've, been and meeting you all over the world I've been able to tour to Australia, London. Ireland. Norway, Amsterdam. Copenhagen. Canada, all over America Germany, New Zealand, I'm sure I'm forgetting a, million other places I've been able to tour but I cannot. Believe the incredible adventures I've been able to go on just because you guys want to see me live thank you so much. You had told that little, ten-year-old, theatre, dork in her bedroom singing, into the mirror that she would get to tour the world performing. And doing comedy for people oh my. God I never would have believed you like you made my dreams come true thank, you so so so much I will say this though a lot of people are talking online about how sad they were that it was my final performance and a lot of her acting like I was dying and, I know I'm kind of being dramatic right now and it kind of seems that way still I'm still here I'm still Miranda. I'm still posting YouTube videos my Netflix specials coming out and lipstick just came out I wrote, a book this year I'm gonna be writing more books in the future you still are gonna see me all the time every, day every week I just can't see you in person for a while while I'm growing my little baby boy all I want to say is thank, you you completely, made my dreams come true and you continue, to make my dreams come true and my little son will thank you too because no, see if I talk about my baby I'm gonna cry, because when he comes I get to tell him that his mom got to live out her dreams and do everything, she's ever wanted to do because of you guys and because of you guys I can teach him he works hard enough he can do anything he wants and he can have. His dreams come true and. That's. Such a cool lesson that I get to teach him as a mom so thank you sorry. I'm really pregnant like. Sometimes I cry because I don't want to get out of the shower so like I. Love. You guys thank you for everything. So. Here, it is it's the end of defiance, rabbit. Nobody.