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Brights lights, Cheering fans? Maybe…

Oh my goodness, it’s time for assessments/auditions in the High Desert for the next school year. It’s nerve wracking. We enrolled our son in a performing arts school and he has an assessment this weekend.

Imagine a junior high school as a version of Fame. Oh, yeah…

He’ll play his guitar and must have enough musical pieces to fill up a 10 minute audition. The good news is it’s only an assessment. They’ll be gauging where his skill level is so they know where to place him in regards to his classes.

According to the 11yo, quite a few other kids from his school will
also be attending the same school. This includes his best friend. They are both pretty jazzed about the new school.

I spoke with the BFF’s mom because her son already had his assessment. He did wonderful. He chose theater and his audition was for an hour (yikes!).  But according to his mom, he wasn’t nervous and did a great job.

Both kids have big personalities and have been working hard these past couple of weeks to be ready for their auditions. Talent is great but if you don’t hone your craft, it can go to waste. I’m so proud of both of them.

Remember Debbie Allan, in her leotard, holding a stick and talking
to her class in the opening scene for the show Fame, ““You’ve
got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying … in sweat.”

It always stuck with me because there was a grain of truth in it.

Wasn’t that one of the best opening lines ever?

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The Pajama Game Musical comes to Phelan in the High Desert

My husband, John, loves the theater. For an early Father’s Day present, I treated him to dinner at Mexico Lindo Mexican restaurant in Phelan and then to The Pajama Game, a Musical Comedy, Friday night at Serrano High School Performing Arts Center in Phelan in the High Desert. The Snowline Players did a marvelous job. What a wonderful cast of characters and very diversified. Some are even members of the same family. They are a non-profit organization dedicated since 1961 to providing quality entertainment, learning experiences, and scholarships in the theater arts to people of all ages in the tri-community, here in the High Desert. It’s great to be able to enjoy going to the theater so close to home.

“The musical comedy, The Pajama Game, was based on Seven and a Half Cents, a comic novel about labor relations written by Richard Bissell.  The play takes place in 1954, in and around the Sleep Tite pajama factory in Cedar Rapids Iowa.”

For more details about The Pajama Game visit Marti Muses and Marvels.

There is still time to enjoy a night out or a matinee.  Performances are on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00PM and on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00PM for the Matinees – this weekend and next weekend. The last performance will be on Sunday June 24th at 2:00PM.

Seeing The Pajama Game Musical is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day and support our local community in the High Desert.  We look forward to going to more performances put on by The Snowline Players.

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