Saturday June 5 2021

Waking up around 11:30 a.m. but barely sleeping for the past few hours. My thoughts were riddled with all the Broadway songs feeling anxious for the show.


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Blueberries, and Almond Milk. Irish Breakfast Tea.


Ana and I do our makeup – it’s a bit stressful but we manage.


Driving to the Kroc Center in Norfolk. Today is the big show. Music Makers LIVE Broadway “A Fantastical Evening” is ready to go. The whole crew is here at 2 p.m. setting up the stage and getting ready. Most everything is in place already from dress rehearsal the day before. We’ve had to change it up with Carol manning the lights and show tracks.



After a little late 4 p.m. start the first number begins with Apollo introducing “Be Our Guest”. I’m all geared up in my Aladdin street rat costume ready to barge into the audience with my monologue. I take a few deep breaths and go for it! All goes well. Besides a few rough segues and transitions, the actual songs/performances are amazing. I spend most of the time helping on the stage moving props and pianos around.


When the show is done there’s a beautiful moment of relief and pride for everyone. Everybody helps break down and load up the cars.


Carol, one of the moms and someone who was a big help in this program, hosted a cast party. There’s a giant decked out backyard and pool. Sipping on some beers and enjoying Vegan Burgers with Veggies and Cake. It’s nice for the kids to relax after such a big show and just hang out.





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