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 Post subject: An Introduction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 2:46 pm 
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I'm an archaeologist by training, which explains my user name; I became involved in dance when my daughter began to take dance classes. I started to help backstage, first at the end of year student demonstrations, and later, when the studio formed a youth company, I found myself organising the backstage and dressing room volunteers - more because no-one else wanted the job than because I was any good at it.<P>Last weekend, we put on our first major production at a professional theatre - "Alice in Wonderland" at the Rich Forum in Stamford, Connecticut. It was a great success, but an exhausting, and educational experience. <P>Fran<BR>

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 Post subject: Re: An Introduction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 3:33 pm 
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Welcome, Fran! Glad you're here. And I'm glad your performance was a success. Working production is tiring, but then so's dancing! It's just the folks backstage have a few advantages....<P>- All our outfits match - because they're all black.<BR>- We know good stories<BR>- We're probably the only ones who know where the coffee pot is stored.<P>At any rate, welcome aboard! <P>Barb<P>


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 Post subject: Re: An Introduction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:08 pm 
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Let me join Babs in wishing you a warm welcome........glad to have you with us.<P>Now - let me tell you the advantages of being on the stage rather than backstage....<P>Your feet get to hurt<BR>The costume is itchy<BR>Makeup runs <BR>Floor is slippery<BR>orchestra is too slow/fast/loud/soft<P>uh oh - this was supposed to be advantages wasn't? Well, we love what we are doing just like the backstage folks...and we couldn't be front stage without them.


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 Post subject: Re: An Introduction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:09 pm 
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I certainly liked the fact that my costume was more comfortable than any of the dancers', but I do have to tell you that my feet hurt too.

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 Post subject: Re: An Introduction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 7:35 pm 
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LOL - good answer......


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 Post subject: Re: An Introduction
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2001 4:43 am 
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Archaeo, I've just figured out who you are.<P>Folks, she's being <I>way</I> too modest! She's a whiz backstage!

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 Post subject: Re: An Introduction
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Just following orders, Jeff, just following orders.

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