Finally, in ONE journal entry: Awards! Sword fights! The Scrambler!

“One of the things about choosing is it really gives your power back. In choosing joy you get to choose something that doesn’t take much time or money and is not controversial.”
Roger Wyer

Wednesday night was the Wilde Awards Ceremony, at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. Much fun was had by all, it’s always a ton of fun to see all the theatre folks from the area!

We at the Williamston Theatre were pleased to receive 4 awards last night, which was a nice honor. Set Designer Bart Bauer won Best Set Design for our production of Talley’s Folly, and John Lepard and I won best Sound Design for the same show. In addition, Alex Leydenfrost won Best Actor In A Comedy for his work in our production of Panache, and Panache also won Best Comedy Of The Year! So out of our 10 nominations, we won 4, and we’re very appreciative of the recognition for the folks who worked hard on our season. There was some wonderful work done by the Michigan theatre community this year, and it really is an honory to have our work nominated, and to be recognized with some of the finest productions, artists and companies in the area. For a complete list of the winners, click here.

Today we had a great big brainstorming session for a few topics at work, which went really well. AND they started work on the A/C improvements in the theatre, which is fantastic!

Then I got to see my kids perform in their production of “The Princess Bride”! So cute, so much fun! And some of the swordplay was quite wonderful!
Click the pics a couple times to see them magically grow!

In this picture, Maggie plays the super-strong Fezzik (who, in this rendition, is a ridiculously strong little girl in a lovely pink dress who kicks everyone’s butt) and she’s explaining to the Man In Black that she could’ve killed him with the boulder, but she’s decided to give him a fighting chance!

Then Max, who also played a guard and a Rodent Of Unusual Size, played Miracle Max’s wife Valerie! Here he’s chasing Miracle Max around trying to convince him to help bring The Man In Black back to life!

Watching this very sweet, energetic and earnest production was really wonderful. It’s sometimes a great reminder of how free, fun, imaginative and simple things can be when you’re getting joy out of what you’re doing, and that was clearly true for everyone involved in the show!

Then we had a great time going to the Chelsea Fair! Demolition Derby, rides, fair food (yes, I had 1/2 slice of pizza – carb binge!), and checking out all the animals! A good time was had by all!

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present – love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure – the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach

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