This past Saturday was Cedar Brook Academy'sMainstage Production. This year was a One Act Festival. There were 4 stand alone scenes that made up the show. The cast has been working on their characters and parts all school year. Every Thursday that they have had class, they've run lines, worked on facial expressions, stage directions and fine tuning their performance. Mrs. Abbott, their director is amazing in her ability to direct, encourage and bring to the surface these treasures that they all bring to the stage. Saturday was their night to shine and they shone brilliantly!
This was Maggie's first big production in a real theater with a serious (although comedic) production. She was new to the group and not even sure she wanted to audition in the beginning. Well, she couldn't have had more fun or stretched herself more than she did in this class. She learned so much and made so many wonderful memories.
Her main role was a chatty girl on a blind date who had a penchant for talking with texting lingo. lol! It was hilarious IMHO. As she rambled on during the night, her date was clueless as to what she was saying. jk! He insulted her by asking if it was appropriate to talk in letters (frowny face!) and she promised to get him blacklisted from all the social dating sites!
BTW,it's even funnier because Maggie doesn't even have atexting plan in real life! She did a wonderful job nailing her character and timing her lines perfectly with such humor and expression. And those earrings...wow!
All the cast and crew performed their roles wonderfully and with a packed house for both shows, they received thunderous applause. After the show was over and the set was packed up, we headed toihop to ring in the morning. (whew! this is when I wished she had her own driver's license)
The cast party was yesterday and the programs were all signed and hugs were all given...now we settle into a calmer (although much less exciting) schedule. Thanks to everyone who supported Maggie. She was so blessed to have so many friends and family come to the show or offer their encouragement to her.