First, turkey’s already in the oven thank you very much.
A lot has changed in a week. A week ago I was looking forward, in the “I know this is going to happen but am a little nervous” sort of way, to final dress rehearsal for “Willy Wonka”. We opened last Friday and closed Saturday. It was a great sucess and a lot of fun. The 55 young actors from 4th through 8th grades did a great job and the “Epic Eight”, seven 10th graders (Brandon Ray, Cole Freudenthal, Matt Fliescher, Karl Kiesler, Caroline Miurhead, Leighton Schneider and Emma Bendix) and one 11th grader (Annabelle Fox) who volunteered to work on it with us were nothing short of awesome. Thanks also to producers Cindy Leonard (her last show as a producer unfortunately) and Mary Susan Miurhead (her first or first in awhile which means she’s around for a bit thank god) who guided the whole thing from start to finish. Then there are Judy Abbatiello (choreography) and Al Galletly (music). Both have been dear friends for over a decade. Judy I met through work at The Playshop and Al through church and mutual friends and I can not imagine doing a show without either of them.
Work on “Holy Mackerel” is proceeding with the hope of finishing it this week.
So Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to all who have made the year to date a good one.