To say that the weekend of Miracle on 34th Street was great is putting it mildly. I am so proud to have been part of this wonderful cast of on-stage and off characters. Several newcomers who have never before been in a show, some who have not been on for years, and the veterans who just seem to come back for more ALL made it stupendous… well, judging from the great numbers and reviews from the audience. There were several performers I have worked with previously whom I consider it a delight to work with. Others that I have watched from being in audiences and have wanted to work with or have heard good things about. And some of the most adorable kids starting out (when they are on stage… off-stage in the basement could get a bit hairy). But overall, another worthwhile venture.
I always find myself totally grateful yet humbled by all the comments especially when it is directed to my own performance. So hard to define what that feeling is but always remember to take it all in stride and acknowledge that it is a total group effort. Especially for this show with a few of the casted performers decided to not show up during the rehearsal process after they had been called and said that “Yes, I’ll be there. I’m still in it!” Thank Heaven for our director of many hats who stepped into at least three cameo roles.
Several on-stage and off memorable moments. One of my favorites occurred opening night when “Duncan” made his appearance as a witness during Kris Kringle’s sanity hearing. The reindeer keeper walked over to the witness box, took off his hat, and off came his wig! I also had fun during the courtroom scenes BEFORE Sawyer was fired!
Thanks Carmen, Bruce (the Totally maniacal and vicious Kringle) , Harriet and Carol (had a ball during the courtroom scenes before Sawyer was fired), Bobbi Jo, Terina and Natalie, Travis, Michael, John (I can’t believe he fired me), Dusty, Bill, Carla, Beth (who did not flash me THIS show… LOL), Anna, Stefanie, Kate, Sydney, MacKenzie, Grace, Riley, Julia, Racer, MaGuire, Terri Lynn, AND MARY. Still not so sure about the karaoke celebration Saturday night/VERY early Sunday morning but it was…. Interesting.