The Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association issued t-shirts to the cast and crew on Sunday. All of our names are on the back. In addition to the great dancers from the community, professional dancers Ashleyanne Hensley, Noel Dupuis and Julie Cox get mentioned on the shirts. They gave me special billing that says “and Frank Murphy as the Governor.”
Jenny Collins has multiple roles in the production, including the part of the Governor’s Wife. During our first two practices together, we’ve been hamming it up even more than I did last year. At first, Jenny was worried that I would make her laugh. However she has quickly embraced her character. Instead of laughing, the Governor’s Wife gets irritated at the Governor’s childish behavior. Now I need to worry that she will make me laugh.