"Dixie Swim Club", directed by Ellen Marincic had a cast of 5 women. After a rather large audition turn-out, Ellen cast me along with 4 other gals. However, not one of us was cast in our "first choice" role. As it turned out, we were perfectly cast and we all ended up happy with the role we were given and I believe the audiences loved them as well. I always tell this story to the children that audition for our children's productions. The director sees what they want.
I had an opportunity to act at Stage 212 during my last spring before I moved away. I even landed a lead on my first try. I played Susan in 2012's Don't Drink the Water. I can say I've never had more fun. There is a photo... somewhere.... of me during our rehearsal when I was first confronted with the best prop I've ever seen. Larry Kelsey on a copy of Time Magazine. I'm clearly cracking up and trying to remain in character. I can only hope someone still has that magazine.