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Fulfilling a Dream; Acting in "Grease"

When I was a little girl, I liked being a part of my church's Christmas pageant but I grew older and was too old to act in the Christmas pageant.

I had nothing to do and I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone at the Theatre Guild. I had seen some really good, funny and great plays there. I had never been part of a play at the Theatre Guild so when a good friend of mine sent me an email about try-outs for the up-coming play called Grease, I thought I should give it a shot to see if I could get in. I got a call back from my friend and I got in as part of the chorus for the play.

The first rehearsal was on February 3rd at St Anthony's school. I made lots of new friends at rehearsals and I learned to sing! A new friend of mine named Jenny told me that I sang too loud so she helped me. I didn't know a thing about how to dance. But I'm happy to say that now, I can dance instead of can't dance.

If you were to ask me, "would I do another play at Theatre Guild"? Well, you bet your boots that’s what I'm going to do - another play. I'm hoping to try out for Kincardine Calls but I'm going to wait and see what the future holds for me. It's in my God's hands if this path is for me, to be an actress, performing in plays, or a writer for children’s books, or an artist, I'm letting my God take the wheel to see what the future holds for me.

-  By Lorraine Henderson


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