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Carly Rae Jepsen recalls kicking the glass slipper offstage 

Carly Rae Jepsen recalls kicking the glass slipper offstage 

Carly Rae Jepsen recalls kicking the glass slipper offstage 

Carly Rae Jepsen recalls kicking the glass slipper

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  • The Canadian singer-songwriter practiced the well-known moment in which the princess quickly leaves
  • And I realize I had kicked the slipper into the audience,” she says. “
  • We invited ballerina Isabella Boylston from the American Ballet Theatre to enter the stage for our final nostalgic moment.
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 “It was a dress rehearsal, so there’s no one actually there. I couldn’t stop laughing, but it was that nervous laughter,” Jepsen tells news for this week.

In 2014, the Canadian singer-songwriter practiced the well-known moment in which the princess quickly leaves the ball as the clock strikes midnight, leaving her glass slipper behind, hours before her opening night performance as the title role in Cinderella on Broadway.

“You don’t get to do the full run-through with all the tracks, the 17-pound ball gown — all the elements — until literally the day of [opening night]. I generally know where it’s going,” Jepsen, 36 recalls to PEOPLE. “[Actress] Laura Osnes explained to me that you stick the ballet slipper between your big toe and the rest of your toes. You run down holding it, and you lay it that way, so you don’t trip over it.”

Jepsen felt that everything went smoothly at the time. “Then, I look into the distance, and I think, ‘Is there a bird in the theater?’ And I realize I had kicked the slipper into the audience,” she says. “It was a dress rehearsal, so there’s no one actually there. I couldn’t stop laughing, but it was that nervous laughter. I said to the director, ‘Has anybody ever done that before?’ He was like, ‘No, and you can’t do that!'”

The “Call Me Maybe” singer opened up to PEOPLE for One Last Thing while on tour in support of her most recent album, The Loneliest Time.

The last time I stepped outside of my comfort zone was at Radio City Music Hall’s sound check. We were all gone. I briefly wondered, “What have I gotten myself into,” but once the room was full, it was all exhilaration.

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We invited ballerina Isabella Boylston from the American Ballet Theatre to enter the stage for our final nostalgic moment. When she gave me a pair of personalized ballet slippers, I suddenly remembered dancing ballet when I was younger and the sense of being a little duckling in class.

My most recent splurge was a pumpkin loaf, a brownie, and a cookie. You eat 50% desserts, my boyfriend recently said. “That’s not true,” I said. However, I was holding ice cream and had M&Ms in my pocket.

My most recent reoccurring dream has me sprinting along a gravel path when suddenly I begin to fly. I awaken when I hear someone say, “Call the newspaper.” Welcome to my life, I guess. I have some inquiries of my own.

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