Well, Holiday spin must be included! I think that I might have seen you there! What a fun night! I'll send you a couple from TSC's show! Thanks!
A lot of wonderful shows! Speaking of "Wonderful", what about "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company? I can send you some pics, if you'd like to add them?
So happy to see you pipe up about A Chorus Line! I thought it was fantastic. However, you couldn't PAY me to be a judge and I didn't get to see everything. Such a big time commitment and so many shows to sit through. I appreciate their commitment to Memphis theatre. :-)
You really got this review SO right! They have done an amazing job with it and captured the essence of the passion performers have when they choose a career in the theatre. I "trod the boards" for 14 years - most of them in NY and made so many personal sacrifices to act. It's a hard life. So amazing when you are working, but hard when you are waiting to hear from your agent or waiting AGAIN on the unemployment line. You are treated as a product with no feelings at times and I was truly told I "wasn't pretty enough" - even called a "troll" in a review once. Hahahaha! I grew tired of playing so young (still playing 18 at 30 on tv) and tired of the lifestyle and moved back down south. I admire my contemporaries who stuck it out and have won tonys or just continued working, but I'm glad I'm here with my sweet family now.
Thanks for writing this so well.
By Richard Alley
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