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Final Weekend in Anatevka

August 10, 2012

Tonight begins the final weekend of Fiddler On The Roof with Imagination Theatre of Germantown at Brown Deer High School. That means that there are only three performances left; 7pm tonight, tomorrow night at 7pm, and Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

Last night during the brush up rehearsal, we got the chance to sit in the theatre and watch those parts of the show that we aren’t in. It was the first time that we’ve able to watch since “tech week” began almost two weeks ago. I have to say that it has become quite a charming show. I’ve always known that it was a great production but it was nice to see how much everyone has tweaked their characters and made them so believable.

The chemistry between Rick Richter as Tevya and Kristen Mickie as Golde is so genuine. You can feel the tenderness just under the harsh bickering that would come from being married for 25 years. Additionally, I would say that the three younger couples (Rae Pare and Matt Wiemeri as Tzeitel and Motel, Meg DeMunck and Austin Ritchie as Hodel and Perchik, and Rachel Proite and Ben Johnson as Chava and Fyedka) also do an excellent job at making you truly believe that they are young people in love.

Erin and I have really enjoyed getting to be a part of this fantastic show. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, please come out and enjoy live community theatre at its finest.


Disney CMO

March 5, 2008

Well, it is official but I am not. My official video submission did not make it to the “Top 10” round for the Chief Magic Official contest put on by Disney Parks. On March 2nd, they opened the “Top 10” voting at the Official Dream CMO site. I have watched the videos produced by the 10 remaining contestants and my official opinion is that their videos are much better than mine. I haven’t decided who to vote for yet. The presidential election is easy by comparison.

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t make it further in the process but in the end it was probably a good thing that I didn’t move on. I would have had to chew up precious vacation time to compete in the final round in May. And if I had won (by some miracle), I would have had to use almost all of my vacation time for this year and next just to perform the duties of CMO job.

Go check out the “Top 10” contestants and vote. Unlike the presidential election, you can vote as many times you like for your favorite. If you can’t choose between two, vote for both of them.

Disney Park’s Chief Magic Official

February 12, 2008

A while back, the Disney Blog mentioned a contest that Disney was having to recruit a Chief Magic Official of the Disney Parks for their “Year of a Million Dreams (Part 2)” campaign. According to the rules of the contest as described on the official website, you had to submit a video no longer that one minute describing why you would be the perfect candidate for the position. Additionally, the video could contain no music and the only children allowed in the video had to be your own.

I decided to make a fool of myself and enter the contest. Below is the video that I submitted. The rules indicated that they would narrow the entries down to the “Top 20” by Feb. 7. I have not been notified so I can assume that I didn’t make the cut. I figured I should put the video on YouTube. This way, I can make a fool of myself in front of a much larger audience. Enjoy!