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That’s It!

I asked a couple people last night at rehearsal: “Are you ever standing on stage and all of the sudden, a thought pops into your head: ‘This is going to be AWESOME!’?” I had that feeling last night at rehearsal during the finale. We worked and re-worked that d*mn thing soo many times, but it helped sooo much! I (personally) understand and have such a better grasp on not just that song itself, but everything in the show–why the players do what they do, how they act, etc. (I suppose, for lack of a better way of putting it, I’ve found my “motivation”.)
Ater getting some direction from Mr. L and running the song yet again, I remember looking around at everyone–even without costumes, lights, and make-up–and seeing not individuals (Adrienne, Bill, Kevin, Bob, etc.) but CHARACTERS. And that thought popped into my mind: This is going to be AWESOME! Mr. L was right: that song is electric, starting at your toes and working its way up. Hopefully the audience will be as drawn in and electrified as we will be!
I am even more excited about the show now than I was before!

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.