I had the best time watching a chunk of the show get up on its feet for the first time. After 5 hours of rehearsal, we presented 15 minutes for an enthusiastic crowd. Thanks to Portia Krieger and Rich Silverstein for leading the way, along with our wonderful cast – Libby Servais as Anita, Sam Heldt as Tommy, Dana Steingold as Mary Ann Mobley (RIP)/Sandra Bryant/Lisa-the-meanest-girl, Amy Linden as Joanne Lucille “Runner Up” McDonald/Kay/Sharon, and Adam Stasiw as Bert “Emotionally Putting Out a Cigarette” Parks/Dick Clark/Sister Dorothy.
If you don’t know about the Musical Theatre Factory, check them out! It’s an all-volunteer-run organization that is fully devoted to nurturing new musicals, run by the fearlessly wonderful Shakina Nayfack. Go see a show there, volunteer to tend bar or usher, or (best of all) give them money!