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My Acting Experiences

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I have been acting since I was in seventh grade (not counting a manditory third grade play) and I loved it from the get-go. This page is a mini-explanation of all the plays I've been in. For a more formal (and probably easier to read) list, see My Resume. My first play was Annie, and I played Mrs. Pugh and an extra Hooverville. For those of you who are confused, Hoovervilles aren't in the Annie movie, only in the play. Anyway, I gained a lot of confidence (and a best friend--I love ya Ali!) while working on that play. After that I had a two-play slump where I didn't have any lines, but hey, at least I was on stage. I was a townsperson in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and I was a pickpocket in Oliver!, a very amusing musical, if you ever have the chance to see it. I also went to Junior Thespian competition, where I won the All-Star Cast award for our group's one-act. After eighth grade, I moved to California and left my beloved school drama program. However, I found a wonderful children's theatre program in my new town. I auditioned for The Secret Garden and managed to get the part of Mrs. Medlock. I also managed to keep my voice from cracking on my solo lines in the songs. I sing perfectly well in a group, but I get nervous by myself. Anyway, our next play was Sleeping Beauty, where I played the Baroness, a very ditzy and one-dimensional character, but fun nonetheless. I went on to play the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. That was, by far, my favorite play that I have ever been in. I met one of my best male friends that I have ever had (I love ya Mark!), I got to improve on my stage fighting, I had lots of great lines, and I was surrounded by some of the cutest kids in the world. I also won the award for Best Actress in the Toby Awards (Junior Theater's answer to the Oscars). After LWW, I played Officer Krupke in my high school's production of West Side Story, a musical that I love, but unfortunately I didn't have such a great time with our cast. I just moved back to Florida, so now I have another chance to work with my favorite drama-freak friends (not to mention a really cool teacher). I recently played the part of Katie Kay in the play A Light in the Mill, which is a really interesting play that I had to do a lot of screaming in. Our latest project is the comedy Let's Murder Marsha, in which I'll be playing Lynette, Marsha's mother. I also found out that we will be performing Into the Woods this year, one of my favorite musicals of all time, and I hope I'll get a part! If you have any good suggestions for audition songs, please feel free to e-mail me. Oh, and to see things about some of the plays I've been in and that I like, go to My Stage Page.

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