Merrily We Roll Along Reflection
Being a part of Merrily We Roll Along was an experience that I will never forget, and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to be part of such an amazing show. Going into Merrily We Roll Along I was not expecting it to have any real impact on me, however, the whole experience was very positive and enriching, and had a bigger influence on me than I thought it would. First of all, from Merrily We Roll Along I personally believe that I have become a much better performer. Through the guidance of Mr. Sprague and Mr. Zegman I believe that my acting has come a long way from what it was when we started the musical in September. Also, through my experience with Merrily We Roll Along, I have realized how much I love musical theatre and performing in shows. I have even thought about attending university for musical theatre. I also have decided that I will continue my education of music theatre by going to the Stratford School in the summer for their Musical Theatre course. Through this I hope to become a better performer and learn everything I can to get to where I want to be.
Rehearsals for Merrily We Roll Along began in late September after the auditions, and ended on November 30th, the day before our first student matinee. It was in these three months, through hard work and determination, that everything that Merrily We Roll Along was had come together. We endured many late night rehearsals, and even gave up our Sunday afternoons to be at rehearsal in order to make the show as spectacular as it was. However, things weren’t always good during rehearsals, they usually never are. One big obstacle we overcame was having to re-choreograph the whole show as soon as the set (which was bigger than expected) arrived on Wednesday, November 15th, just two weeks before the show. However, with the help of our amazing choreographer Candice Spykers, everything was re-choreographed and the show was really starting to come together. If it had not been for the hard work and focus of everyone during the rehearsal process, and the hard work displayed by Mr. Zeagman, Mr. Sprague and Ms. Wilson Merrily We Roll Along would not be nearly as amazing as it was.
I truly believe that one of the greatest experiences of Merrily We Roll Along was getting to know everyone in the cast. We grew so close to one another, and it was truly amazing to see a group of so many people, of all different ages, become such great friends. Over the course of the musical I can truly say that I have made some really good friends that I probably would have never talked to if it were not for Merrily We Roll Along. This musical truly did bring people together, and it was because of that, that Merrily We Roll Along was such a success. And I am so glad that I was given the chance to meet such amazing people, and take part in this experience.
Merrily We Roll Along was an experience that I can not even put into words, as it was just that amazing. The success of this musical was due to the hard work and determination of the cast, directors, choreographer, and everyone who was involved with this production. I learned so much through this experience, I made new friend, strengthened friendship with old friends and even opened up the doors for a possible future in musical theatre. Although I do not know what the future holds for me, I do know that Merrily We Roll Along was an experience that I will never forgot.
God is forever in control of Merrily We Roll Along.