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Thank You Henegar!

posted February 27, 2012

Dear Everyone at The Henegar,

What a fantastic experience I had this past weekend performing in your wonderful “new” studio space Upstairs @ The Henegar. Hats off to everyone who helped bring this wonderful performing space into existence. It was the perfect venue for “The Belle of Amherst” and how cool that we could keep adding chairs on Sunday afternoon as people continued streaming in.

I want to say a very special thank you to Kathy and Pam and Tom. If I could only take you all on the road with me, I would be assured of success in all future shows. You all have theatre in your blood and your dedication, passion and hard work have infused Henegar with a positive and vibrant energy.

These past three performances will always hold a special place in my heart – Emily felt very much at home and found the reception she has always hungered and thirsted for.

All my life I have been enchanted by historical buildings, especially schools. So to perform in a building that began its’ life in 1919 as a middle school was perfection. Do you think that maybe, at some point in the past, in that very room that is now a stage, a teacher once shared the poems of Emily Dickinson? And do you think that maybe those students felt as Emily did when she heard poetry – “as if the top of my head were being taken off.”

Thank you Henegar for making me feel like I was on top of the world. May The Henegar continue to bring theatre, music, arts and much more to the wonderful people of Melbourne.


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