Saturday, November 29, 2008

Now Appearing On Stage

Starting my new job in May at the historic Croswell Opera House in Adrian. Michigan, I didn't have any plans on being on stage myself. There is an incredible amount of talent in our area and a pool of veteran actors, directors, musicians, and designers around that combine those talents to make this theatre the jewel of the region. During the holidays this year, collecting the needed adult talent for our large production of "A Christmas Carol the Musical" led me to volunteer to be part of the ensemble. Yes unlike many an American Idol contestant, I can sing on key. So after a qick run through of scales by the music director, I was cast into the ensemble. On the night of auditions, I had childcare duties in addition to working the audition, so in order to get my work done, my daughters each went off to audition (just for fun) with the other children. My oldest daughter happily made the cut and we are now sharing this experience together. So far, I've made it through the audience dress rehearsal and opening night singing and dancing (somehow at the same time) and soaking up this opportunity to just be a part of a group of energetic and talented people. In addition, this also reignited the desire of my husband (the one with the real acting talent and experience) to audition for "Of Mice and Men" and he will return to the stage as well after a break of over 20 years.

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