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DD's professional theater debut with photos

Friday, February 03, 2012

poster & playbill cover

Theater Marquee

DD found out that a local theater was having auditions for their upcoming season last June. This is a professional equity theater, one of the top regional theaters in south Florida. She got a call-back which was pretty exciting and then, about 2 weeks later, had the final audition where there were 8 girls vying for 3 roles. After several hours it came down to the final 2, DD & another girl, and they were both told they got the parts (the 3rd part was just 1 page.) Much crying happy tears, jumping up & down. Disbelief, excitement.

Rehearsals started in mid-December. It was a difficult time because we had discovered that DD had an eating disorder for which she had been in treatment for just a month when rehearsals started. Fitting in treatment & eating meals was a challenge and DD showed how strong she is by dealing with everything in a professional and mature way.

The 3 girls in front of their cast photos for the show

Opening night was really exciting. I probably would have been really nervous except that I used up all my nervousness during the rehearsal period.

In front of their dressing room with their names on the door

The play was fantastic and DD was terrific. It was a role where she had to show a lot of different emotions and even had to do an epileptic fit at the end which had many people in tears because it was so authentic. She did 32 performances in 3 1/2 weeks (I saw 12 & listened to 15)! The show got rave reviews (a half page in the Wall Street Journal!)
and she got excellent reviews such as "she was like a veteran of the stage", she was "luminous," etc. The show broke box office records and sold out most performances. DD knows she could do a play for a year and that this is definitely what she wants to do with her life. I always thought she was talented and it was amazing to see her grow from performance to performance. I think she will have a great career ahead of her.

Publicity photo that appeared in American Theater Magazine & other publications. DD is in the middle. The other 2 actors are really mother & daughter and it is their rabbit!

DD is on left. From 1st scene of play.

Mother & daughters. DD is in the background.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REYVE01 3/1/2012 11:10AM

    How exciting....yay!

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MISSY455 2/4/2012 2:10AM

    emoticon for sharing such a emoticon story with us! The pictures are amazing. You have to be so pleased that she is pursuing something she is obviously very good at!

Congrats to both of you!

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EJOY-EVELYN 2/4/2012 1:26AM

    You deserve to be on very proud mama! What a great review in the WSJ. WooHoo! Thanks for all the great photos!

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FITKAT62 2/3/2012 10:16PM

    Great pics!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/3/2012 1:05PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing the amazing pics and wishing continued success to your wonderful daughter!

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KAILYNSTAR 2/3/2012 12:16PM

    It so hard to believe that your daughter can accomplish so much after finding out about her eating disorder. I do hope she is doing well and feeling well.

Congratulations on the play. I know that you and you're daughter were so busy and had so much to do. What an accomplishment.

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TERESA159 2/3/2012 12:10PM

    This is SOOOOOOOO COOL!!!!! I would be crying the whole time. I am that kind of mother. Once, my youngest got to play Santa and I was bawling during the happy, Christmas show. So, luckily none of them doing anything on the stage. Maybe that's why.

Anyway, Skye is awesome! I am going to look for that article in the journal. Be proud mama, she's a pro. Best wishes to her on her new career. And to you as a strong and supportive stage mom.
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GLORYANDME 2/3/2012 11:42AM

    I am so happy you posted some pics from the show. So exciting! Your daughter looks like a pro! To be recognized in "The Wall Street Journal" Wow! You must be so proud of her. So happy for her that her dreams are coming true. This is a play I definitely would love to see. emoticon

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HEALTHYBARB1 2/3/2012 11:06AM

    Thanks for should be very proud of her and thankful that she has a dream for what she wants to do when she "grows up" girls are very is an artist and one a photographer and knowing you are gifted in the arts and pursuing that dream is both challenging and to see the photos and here the whole story!! Smiles Barb

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BLESSED2BEME 2/3/2012 10:15AM

    Awesome! I just bet you are one proud mama! You deserve to be:) You are so supportive of her. Sending you hugs!!!!

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IMIN2GENES 2/3/2012 8:09AM

    How wonderful!! Love the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them! Congratulations to both of you.

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    That is awesome!!!!! I am sure your DD will be famous!!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/3/2012 6:00AM

    What a wonderful experience for her! Glad it went so well, best of luck as she looks for more opportunities in theater.

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LORETTA24 2/3/2012 5:47AM

    emoticon Nicely done! Congratulations to your daughter and you! I am assuming you are starting a scrap book for what looks like a very promising career. Wish I was there to ask for an autograph. Keep finding the joy in your day and keep smiling sunshine. Hugs, Loretta emoticon

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MAMAPOSTIE 2/3/2012 2:38AM

    Sounds like she did wonderfully well, what a lot of performances in such a short time. So glad to hear her treatment is helping and her confidence growing - she can go far!

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