I guess since there is no limit to a number of posts you can put on this page so you may have to deal me posting often. My years at 212 have filled my memory with many, many stories. Some stories are happy, some sad, some funny, some scandalous, but I guess I will start on a Family Night in 2013, after all 212 is big family.
In 2013, I was directing my first full musical at 212, Grease. It was a remarkable experience for many reasons, but one of the things I treasure from the experience is that nearly every person involved was under 30 years old. So often in life we are presented with a picture of "youth" not accomplishing, not succeeding, not giving back. However, in this case a group of young people came together to do something great, and while doing it created a bond and a family that was like no other. That brings me to Family Night of Grease when the cast headed out to Monari's 101 Club for dinner. Our cast and crew filled the entire dining room and was a buzz of energy, when our friends in the bar played the Grease Megamix on the jukebox. The entire dining room stopped and as if on cue began to sing with all their hearts, cast and crew alike. They sang like it was the biggest performance of the run. They sang with pure joy and love for one another. It was in that moment that I knew we had a great show, but moreover we had created something so much more. To me that is what 212 is creating terrific art, and so much more!