Some things have changed - the cast, the set and the sequences. But one of the reasons why I loved the musical is still there. And her name is Stephanie Reese.
Yeah, I love her that much. Thank God she doesn't find me creepy. Because while I am still my shy old self, my friend Kuya Manzano (who returned to the production this time as Kublai Khan) encouraged me to go for it and finally meet her in person.
And so I approached her when I deemed it appropriate. I don't want to disrupt anything as I saw her talking to the new Marco Polo, Jonathan Wagner. After the hi-hello pleasantries (great, I'm feeling giddy now) I got the shock of my life when I realized that she remembered most of the things that I wrote about her. And so I admitted that yes, I was the one who wrote about her here at Weebly and at MusicalsOnline.com. Well the Weebly blog entry was easier to write as I just had to write about her performance since I was close enough to the theater to watch her.
She was very gracious, chirpy even that someone could be so descriptive of her performance to the extent of describing her facial expressions. I told her that I am a visual person. Of course I enjoy musicals but it's musical theater so of course I would end up staring at the performers' faces whenever I watch them perform. And she had a very expressive one.
I look forward to seeing her again. Well, there is Facebook and Twitter for me to follow her around online. I would love to watch her in one of her concerts live because I know I would have a blast. And maybe I could get an interview? Wishful thinking I know, but being a blogger I know that I can never write enough about her. So might as well have that in my bucket list eventually.
Do I see myself getting into theater myself? Not sure if I could. I admire Stephanie Reese so much that I don't think I could ever be in the same league as her. Maybe I could find my niche if I try something relevant. Drama therapy would be an interesting option as Kuya Manzano has decided to have the Confidence Through Theater Workshop at iChill Theater Cafe on April 5, 2015. Nice analogy on Easter as it brings out a whole new you. Click here for details and join us. In my case I would be inspired with finally meeting my fave Filipina soprano. Hope to see you there.