Here’s to You

We closed The Drowsy Chaperone last night. I am sad to see that show end, but I woke up this morning to find a heartfelt note from a couple that saw the show last night and The Sound of Music the night before. Here are their kind words:

“Hello Sarah….

Greatly enjoyed your Trix performance last night as well as Schraeder the night before. Great stage presence and a fun transformation between the two very different roles. What really blew us away was the unexpected the “bigness” of your voice, in particular after the sub-dued and classy role in “Sound..” Congrats and many thanks. You are a great talent.

We are visiting from NY which we do a couple of times. . . . Do keep us posted of you upcoming roles and we’ll be on the look-out. Next visit to Seattle will be Christmas later this year. And should you be in NY.,…

All the best, Karin & Al”

Thank you, Karin and Al. Your kind words have lifted my spirits, encouraged me during this week of endings, and reminded me that I have many people to thank.  Most of those people I can talk to, keep in touch with, hug. But there is one group that I cannot reach so personally: the audience.

I hope that some of you who came out to see our shows this summer will find this note and know that you were just as much a part of our summer as anyone in the cast and crew. Five nights out of the week for two months, you showed up, supported the arts, and shared this beautiful summer with us. I’m sorry that I only got to meet a few of you and thank you in person. I’ll never forget the small family that spent a weekend introducing their young children to live theatre or the people that took the time to remember my name and thank me personally. You have overwhelmed me in the best sense.

So, here’s to you. To your handshakes, your laughter, your warmth, your jokes, your reactions, your applause, your ovations, and your smiles. To each of you, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your memories. It means more than you can know. And as you exit the theatre these last few nights with “thank you” on your lips, I say from the deepness of my heart, it has been a pleasure.

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June Update

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I’ve been in Leavenworth for almost three weeks and in rehearsal for all three shows for two weeks. Things are really coming together, and on top of learning the shows, I’m meeting some truly delightful people. It’s a pleasure and a blessing to get to spend an entire summer doing what I love with other people who love it, as well.

We’re about to head into tech for The Sound of Music (eep!). The amount of work that we, the cast and crew, have accomplished in such a short period of time is incredible. It’s going to be a lovely show, and I hope that you decide to make the small trek to see it.

With The Sound of Music opening soon, we’re shifting rehearsal focus to Fiddler on the Roof, which will open July 16th. I spent an hour this morning screeching away as Fruma Sarah, surrounded by a slew of Jewish Undead. I’m having far too much fun playing with different vocals, sounds, and movements with that character.

Though it’s been a few days since we’ve worked on it, PUT The Drowsy Chaperone ON YOUR CALENDAR. It’s going to be SUCH a fun/funny/fun-tastic show. Be there, or be there.

Last I heard, tickets were flying, so call the box office ASAP to reserve your seats: (509) 548-2000