Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Civil War at Hale Theater

Last night I got to go see the Civil War at Hale Theater starring Merrill Osmond. My boss invited the leadership committee and the physician's advisory committee to a nice night at the theater. We arrived early to a yummy dessert bar complete with chocolate fountain. A gentleman came in dressed in authentic Civil War attire and talked to us about his outfit. Then we got to take a tour of the theater and see where they make costumes and design sets. We also got to see how the massive stage works to move actors up and down and all around. We finished with our tour just in time for the play to begin.
As with all plays at Hale, the show was superb. This was one of the more somber plays I've seen there and Ashley asked me if I was going to cry throughout the whole thing. I pretty much did. The acting was great and Merrill's deep rich voice has been touched with a bit of roughness thanks to age. Ashley sat enraptured as she has for every performance we've ever seen there. Since watching her first play there at the age of 7 Ashley has starred in several plays of her own including Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, High School Musical and now she is rehearsing for Lil' Abner at Westlake. We are going to sign her up for some summer camps and hopefully she can get into some acting there at Hale.
It was a great night! Thanks Boss!

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