This has been an incredible ride.
I can honestly say that The Three Musketeers is the best production I’ve ever been a part of. Bar none. Saturday night was our closing night and there were lots of tears (“No crying in fight call!”) and lots of laughs. We all packed ourselves into a local establishment after the show and sang “Hey Diddliddle” much to the chagrin of the other patrons. The cast gift to the crew was purchasing a seat in the Palace Theatre (the restoration project) dedicated to them… Seat 3, Row M.
Sunday morning was the strike. Months and months of sweat and paint and screws came down in 3.5 hours. The theatre is spotless, which both makes me happy (yay clean theatre!) and sad (boo no Musketeers messing the theatre up). We had a pot luck afterwards at our producer Debra’s home. I had to leave early to get to an Annie Warbucks rehearsal. Such is the life of a theatre person. Life does go on, but it’s not the same.
This has been a tremendous learning experience for me. I’m going to cherish all the memories and friendships that I’ve made, all the experiences that I’ve had, all the photos that have been taken… it’s hard to sum up what the past five months has meant to me. Words like amazing and thankful don’t seem like enough.
It is a rare thing when so many people come together and create something truly magical and memorable. This is definitely one of them.
Tonight I’m going to see Jason Mraz in concert with my boyfriend. I hope this will cheer me up a bit, along with this photo:
To the cast and crew and anyone who has helped or supported the production of The Three Musketeers: Thank you.
“Life is fate. Life is hope. Life is different than we ever imagined.
But most of all… life is an adventure.”
All for One.
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