THIS FAT OLD LADY’S THEATER TUESDAY – HELLO DOLLY

Back in my high school days (lo these many many years ago), in summer we had something called the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP).

SEP was kind of summer school – but made fun.

For someone like me, who loved school, it was a little piece of heaven.

I also loved it because they did two musicals – one for the “little” kids and one for the “big” kids.

I did my first ever musical with SEP – The Bashful Prince.

I played the mailman.

Whoo-hoo.

Fast forward, and the big kid show was Hello Dolly.

I really wanted the lead.

I mean, the lead role wasn’t a soprano!

Holy crap!

They had auditions.

The day they were posting the results, my Mom drove me to the school.

We pulled up to the front of the school, and:

Pretty much everyone involved with SEP was at the doors, and lining the halls to where the cast list was posted; and

When I walked in, they all started singing Hello Dolly.

It still makes me tear up to think of it.

If I ever feel that I have not been loved, all I have to do is remember that moment.

And yes, (in case you didn’t figure it out – (I mean, c’mon?)), I got the part.

And here is a photo from the first time I played Dolly, and a photo from the most recent time I played Dolly.

(I won’t say it was my last time to play Dolly because, hey, I’m not dead yet!)

I don’t know if my performance improved, but cameras sure did!

dolly

 

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