Congratulations to my wonderful cast members and production staff of Miracle on 34th Street!
I remember as a kid, going out to see the Nutcracker, on such a wonderful December day as this, and the memory and experience had always stuck with me. After seeing that show I had always felt the pull of fate, much like the moon on the ocean, to do a Christmas play.
Fortunately, the theater stars aligned and Miracle on 34th was my chance. From my audition where I stuffed a pillow in my button down shirt, to the “hell-week” where we were working out the kinks (big and small). All of these will no doubt have cherished moments with the wonderful people in my cast. In my opinion; getting to know and build the foundations of friendship.
Those wonderful people, that I am now happy to call friends, are amazing human beings as well as actors. Indeed community theater fosters a loving and passionate community. Every night of performances they impressed me with their talent and passion. This show would be nothing without all of you and all of the talents that they brought to it.
With more than 3 sold out shows, let that be a testament to all of the hard work. Not only that but you created something amazing.
I will miss all of you. And I want to wish you all of the best and a very merry Christmas.
As always its not goodbye its see you later.
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.