After having a very stressful day at work, I wondered if I could get through an evening of chorus rehearsal.
Turned out, taking my mind off my troubles by singing "Ya Got Trouble,"has been a great stress reducer. Add to that, the positive effects of seeing friends, meeting new people and eating homemade cookies, you've got the ingredients for having a downright good ole fun time.
I dare say that Catherine Gericke was right on the money when she said, "After a while, you will really just enjoy it."
Who would have thunk it?
I first joined the GFCT around 1987 (Note to self: Ask historian how long it's been). I've been a co-production manager for a few shows, worked on props, done publicity, served on the board of directors and was even the club president for a year, but I have never been IN a production.
I just didn't think I could block out that much time in my life and I don't like repetition or waiting, but I decided to give it a try this year.
I always knew that there was something special about being in a show together. Anytime I've ever joined the cast and crew after a rehearsal, it seemed like they were part of a secret club. They had developed a comraderie that comes with spending night after night working together to meet one common goal.
You have to experience it to really understand it.