Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Notes on The First Week Of Production

Brenda Sparks, Claire Syler and Christy White giving the news
I’m sorry I haven’t updated in so long! I have just started back to school, but now I will get back on my bloging schedule.
We opened last Thursday and the show went well. Opening night is never the best performance because we are all still getting used to performing in front of an audience and figuring out how they will react to the show. However, even though the opening show is not usually the best performance it is always so much fun! It is so exciting to finally get to be in front of an audience! It is so wonderful to finally have the last part of the puzzle. Among actors it is common knowledge that the audience is one of the most important parts of the show, but I’m not sure that a lot of audience members know that. I just want all of the people who come to see our shows or who go to see any kind of performance to know how incredibly important you are to us! We are not joking when we thank you for coming to see us! We love you so much because you give us so much energy! You give us you laughter, you anger and your sadness and it is so helpful and wonderful! THANK YOU!
Sorry, that was a soapbox moment. We just love getting to play with audiences so much! I think one of your best ones this weekend was the school matinee. There were only a few because the larger school that was going to be there couldn’t come. You would think that having such a small audience would be kind of a downer, but it was awesome! They were so ready to play with us and it seemed like they had so much fun! One thing I love about kids is that you never know quite what they will do. That performance was no exception.
Belmont student, Liz Young as Young Elizabeth

After Liz Young sang “The White Cliffs of Dover" Words by Nat Burton, music by Walter Kent (c) 1941 Shapiro Berstein & Co. /EMI Pubishers. Permission requested. as Young Elizabeth, 5 and a half-year-old Mary, Brenda Sparks’ (Queen Margaret) daughter, stood up, clapped her hands and said “GOOS JOB!” It was so cute and I’m so glad that she was so excited about it.
We will be back on Thursday and we will be going all weekend!
If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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