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10 At The Bend    Leave a comment

This year Riverbend Youth Company is celebrating their 10th anniversary. They are having a huge celebration on August 1st. I will not  be able to go because of a schedule conflict but I figured I’d share my own reflections.

I have been involved with RYC for the past  6 years..largely as a technician but I have also been in the Holiday Plays in 2012 ( It’s A Wonderful Life) and 2014 ( Holiday 1Acts) and currently Mary Poppins ( though this is a Friends Of The Amato Center show & not directly related to RYC.) 

Here is my reflection from 1/1/13 about being in It’s A Wonderful Life.

Another year has ended.. this is cause for reflection
In general 2012 was a wonderful year for me.. it was full of changes as well. The biggest change being moving to Nashua. I am loving every minute of living in downtown and love the great amount of ways to get involved in theatre between Stagecoach Productions, Peacock Players, Nashua Theatre Guild and Actorsingers. I have yet to see any shows at Nashua Theatre Guild but look forward to seeing their shows. I am sort of sad for the missed opprotunity to see shows at New Thalian Players in Manchester. Blasted schedule conflcit or else I would have seen Bat Boy The Musical. This year I was on stage not once but twice.. once for a second time with the Amherst PTA in Oklahoma and once with the Riverbend Youth Company and Milford Area Players in It’s A Wonderful Life. Both opportunities were amazing and both of them definitley helped me to grow as a performer and become more confident. Especially It’s A Wonderful Life playing Mrs. Hatch was so much fun and I thank Roger Hurd so much for trusting me with that role. I look forward to hopefully auditioning for the holiday show at the Amato Center again in the fall.

One thing I like the most about being involved in shows at the Amato Center is the fact that I get to work with my PTA co-stars and friends during the off-season and also make new friends in the process of working on whatever show I am working on. In the past couple years I have worked with many Riverbend Youth Company  kids in the PTA plays and also the Holiday shows and Mary Poppins. It is really fun to learn new things and grow with them as the process of each new show goes along. We’ve certainly formed a family of sorts over the years, one of which I am blessed to be a part of.

Thank you to everyone at the Amato Center for helping me to grow into the performer that I am. Congrats on 10 years of amazing productions. Here’s to many more years of fun and friendship. I look forward to them all. 

Posted July 13, 2015 by theatretechdiva in Riverbend Youth Company

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I hope everyone had a safe,fun and happy 4th of July and that my SVC friends who went to Italy had a great trip abc have a safe return trip back to the U.S..

I got into Mary Poppins and could not be more excited to be in my first Disney musical. The Amato Center could not have chosen a better musical to start off their first musical with kids and adults in it.. What a great new tradition I am hoping this will turn into.  Lots of familar faces from the PTA group but there are a few new faces I can’t wait to get to know. I am the Jolly Holiday and Let’s Go Fly A Kite scenes and can’t wait to dive in to my first rehearsal of these scenes on Tuesday night.  Character development fanfiction will be forthcoming. 

My summer viewing schedule is in full swing having seen  Gypsy at New London Barn Playhouse and The Phantom Tollbooth at the Amato Center. Reviews have been posted to the blog Facebook page so be sure to check them out. Naturally schedule and budget does not allow me to see  all the shows I want to see this summer so my schedule had been updated. The shows that were taken off the list were Bye Bye Birdie at The Leddy Center, Addams Family at Interlakes Theatre & Shrek at Palace Theatre Youth Company.

Updated Viewing Schedule

July 12th West Side Story Interlakes Summer Theatre

August 7th Shrek The Musical RYC Alumni

August 23rd Peter Pan Prescott Park Arts Festival

TBA  Sister Act or  Don’t Fade Away at Interlakes

Movies I am hoping to see in the near future

Still Alice

Minions 

Inside Out
2015 may not be over yet but I have already made my list of top 20 favorite songs from shows I have seen… SVC Spring Concert & Showcase songs included. This list will probably change by the end of December to Include songs from shows I see in the fall  & the SVC Christmas Concert .

1. Be Strong Princess K.I.M. The Musical

2. If I Can’t Love Her Beauty And The Beast

3& 4 Happiness & My Blanket and Me  You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

5. The Old Gumbie Cat CATS

6. Someone To Watch Over Me Crazy For You

7. Uptown Funk Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars  The Art Of Dance

8.  Respect Aretha Franklin

9. Many A New Day Oklahoma

10. A Bushel And A Peck Guys And Dolls

11. Be Our Guest Beauty And The Beast

12. Freak Flag Shrek The Musical

13. Together Whereever We Go Gypsy

14. Cookies A Year With Frog And Toad

15. I’ll Be There Michael Jackson

16 America West Side Story

17 The Nearness Of You  Ella Fitzgerald. 1930s Showcase 

18.  Memory CATS

19. If I Were A Bell Guys And Dolls

20 Slap That Bass Crazy For You

Posted July 8, 2015 by theatretechdiva in Uncategorized