Thursday, March 6, 2008

I Got the Lead Part!!


"I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it
in the later part of my career".
Julie Andrews

In January 2007 I posted that I was in a musical production "From Broadway to Hollywood" with my Daughter Sabrina and that we would be performing it again to help with a fundraiser on March 7, 2008 which is FRIDAY! The woman who was the lead in two of the songs decided not to be in this fundraiser show!

SSOOOO I got the lead part in the opening – we open the show with “Lullaby of Broadway” and I am the lead in our closing song

I was soooo surprised last night during rehearsal that the Director, Leo Nicole and Musical Director Nancy Lemoine agreed that I am the lead for those two numbers! I am SO overjoyed! And the best part was when I was done performing Sabrina came over to me back stage and gave me a gentle hug and said “You did great MOM, I am proud of you” – PRICELESS!!

Leo Nicole is a talented director one of the founding fathers of the Theatre Co. of Saugus which started as the group - TOWN CRIER
in 1969.

Leo also is responsible for started the Musical Theatre Department at Emerson College (my alma marter). I highly recommend it for those of you who want to learn about Musical Theatre - actually I highly recommend it for anyone who wants anything to do with Communications - it is the LEADING COMMUNICATIONS SCHOOL in the Country (USA).


a. to show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide
b. to show (the way) in this manner
c. to mark the way for lights to lead you there

A town crier is a person who is employed by a town council to make public announcements in the streets. The crier can also be used in court or official announcements. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, in a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat.

They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements. The word "Oyez" means "hear ye," which is a call for silence and attention. Oyez derives from the Anglo-Norman word for listen. The proclamations book in Chester from the early 19th century records this as O Yes, O Yes!

Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother". It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. In modern times it is used to refer to the university or college a person attends or attended.

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