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Congratulations cast of Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe!

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The Fall of the House of Usher- Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher- Edgar Allan Poe

As the story always goes; its a sad day when a theater show ends. But the actors, who often go thankless and without reward, deserve their commendation.

I must admit that being a director isn’t an easy job, but the reward is just as incredible as taking that final bow. It has been my pleasure to work with these young people, and I would always encourage you, my readers, to participate in community events and theater. Much like community service with High School and Middle School youth group; it has changed my life. I consider it the ironic comedy of life to “say never” only to be doing what you swore if in the first place.

I am happy to be here as a proud co-director to congratulate my cast who worked so hard over those 5 months to make this the Number 1 youth show to date! Thank you for everything.

1. Neel Gill – Edgar Allan Poe

2. Zachary Thaler – Edgar / Officer / Judge

3. Shadya Rose – Madeline Usher

4. James Tompkins – Roderick Usher / Old Man / Judge

5. James Masten – Sante / Officer / Raven

 

(Stow these names away: you might see them on the big screen or Broadway one day!)

 

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Lazy Days by Bellarose Photography

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Bellarose Photography
Bellarose Photography

“If I were a bird or bee in a tree

lazy as can be.

I’d sleep the day away,

as the leaves gently sway.”

Poem by Josh C.

Opening Night of Nightfall in 3 weeks!

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My first real test at directing talented young people is finally coming to fruition!

‘Nightfal With Edgar Allan Poe’ opens in 3 weeks and I am incredibly excited to be here telling my incredible reader about it. We have an amazing cast: Zachary Thaler, Jamie Thompkins, Ravneel “Neel” Gill, Shadya Rose, and James Masten. It is co-directed by Evelyn Rice and myself and stage managed by Jessica Hagey.

Come see the madness… or the sanity of Poe, as his works come alive before your eyes! There will be unexplainable occurances, deep psychological thrills, and MURDER.

Order your tickets now for the theater event of the summer!

Fauquier Community Theater

4225 Aiken Dr, Warrenton, VA 20187 · (540) 349-8760

fctstage.org/tickets

Courtesy of Rodrigo Pool
Courtesy of Rodrigo Pool

The Makeup-Addict: District 6

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The Makeup Addict
The Makeup Addict

Les Miserables! @ Upper Room Theater Ministry

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I am so incredibly excited to be welcoming my church friends, theater friends, and friends of the arts to come see Upper Room Theater Ministries’ production of Les Miserables! I have not seen it yet, but the quality of prodcution URTM puts out are bar none the best amatuer theater I have ever seen. Love, like hate, is a very powerful word when used correctly, and I love these theater performances.

I had such a strong desire to be in this show, but had committments aside from the show that barred me from at least a cameo role. It was very heart wrenching to me to not be able to perform with these incredible singers and actors/actresses. The roles of: Javert, Marius, and Jean-Val-Jean are dream roles for any practitioner and lover of Musicals. One day that dream will be made into a reality.

But enough about my dream.. I am very proud to be associated with these wonderful people and plan on supporting them 100% of the way. You have to remind yourself as an audience member, “I am part of the reason for theater, too”. Because without an audience there would be no theater.

Congratulations to Rob Tessier (the director), John Downes (Jean-Valjean), and Jeanne Meyers (Cosette), and Julia Downes (young Cossette). You all will be flawless tomorrow and I can’t wait to give you a celebratory high 5 after the show.

Congratulations to the Cast of Les Mis and…

Go see Les Miserables at All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas VA.

 

I do not own this picture
I do not own this picture

Close Relatives by Bellarose Photography

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Picture by Bellarose Photography
Picture by Bellarose Photography

Whiskers and Wood by Bellarose Photography

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How could I resist?
How could I resist?

A delightfully warm picture of a feline at rest. How can even a seasoned pessimist resist such an adorable moment in nature?

The wood and this lounging cat seem to work perfectly and the lighting is so natural it almost belongs on a calendar somewhere.