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I haven't posted since September. I AM SO SORRY!! Life just got INCREDIBLY crazy.

Here's a recap of everything that has happened since we last spoke.

October: We put 'Shakespeare in Hollywood' on the stage to great success! It was such a wonderful experience. I gained a lot of experience, made a lot of great friends, and finished very proud of my debut on the WT stage. Later in the month I drove to Kansas to see my beautiful friend Alison marry the love of her life Lewis!

November: After not being cast in 'Into the Woods,' I volunteered to work on the wardrobe crew. It was fun, but it was hard. Thank you Stephen Sondheim for giving Cinderella approximately 30 seconds to change out of a ballgown and heels back into her poor clothes. Not cool sir.

December: I was cast as Steph in Neil Lebute's 'Reasons to be Happy', directed by my good friend and big, Kyla! I then completed my first round of juries and my first semester in college!  Then I went home to Stratford and waited tables.

January: What a great month!!! I came back to WT and began my sophomore year of college (thank you dual credit). The second weekend back, a group of students from WT got together and drove all the way to Boulder, CO for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival auditions. No one received a callback, but it was a truly great experience. AND I fulfilled my New Year's resolution to travel more! I also turned 19 :) My birthday was spent with good friends in a beautiful place.
   The next Saturday we had auditions for WT's production of Macbeth. The next day we had callbacks and I was cast as Donalbain and the Daughter of Macduff!
   The following Wednesday we had the performance of 'Reasons to be Happy' and it went really well!!!!
   Finally, that Friday I drove the 8 hours to Manhattan, KS to see one of my idols, Bernadette Peters, in concert!!!!! I also got to see my wonderful friends Magen, Leah, Alison, and Lexy!

February: February was much quieter! It was spent in rehearsals for Macbeth. I also got to watch Kammi get married!!!!!

March: More Macbeth rehearsals. Trying to stay on top of my classes, memorize Shakespeare, work enough to pay my car payment and still see my friends every now and then. Kyla turned 21 and my roommate Emily turned 19!

April: Here we are, April 5! I am currently sitting in Cue to Cue for Macbeth. We have our first dress rehearsal on Monday and we open Thursday. It has been a crazy, hectic, scary, awesome process.

I really hope to begin posting regularly again! Once again, I am so sorry :/



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