Saturday, June 21, 2008


I love my job!

I am really excited about working with the great ensemble we are assembling. The cast is very seasoned and is really good at releasing their raw talent. How do I know this even though we have not all gotten together to rehearse? I have had the privilege of working with most of them already. I met Danielle first. We were friends where we studied dance at Oklahoma City University in the early 90's. We also performed professionally together. It has been fifteen years since I saw her closing night of "West Side Story"...I can't wait to see her again! Two years later I met Ivry in Austin. We worked together in a show for Kinesis Dance Company. We remained friends throughout my years in Austin and many years later played opposite each other in The Nutcracker. He perfectly played the Rat King when he took on the Nutcracker(me) in the Battle Scene for three years. After moving to Ohio I met Suzanne. For a year and a half she has been my director and friend, but I have been wanting to perform with her. I hope this is just the first! I worked with Zach in "Cinderella" last summer. I really liked his talents, however, our characters never crossed paths so we didn't really get a chance to work together. I look forward to doing that. This past December I worked with Ron in "Nutcracker in Candy Land." It felt great to perform with a true thespian. Caroline I know the least. I think she is a lovely girl. I saw her in a very short rehearsal once and I remember thinking how I would like to work with her someday. Here's my chance. I am truly happy to break out of the mold of learning set choreography and performing on an athletic level. This is intellectual theatre...something I can really sink my teeth into. And what a terrific cast!

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