We weren't sure (or maybe I should say, I wasn't sure) we wanted to go. It was a long week at school for both Rick and I. Sometimes I feel like I give everything emotionally to my kids at school. I work with children with emotional and/or behavior disorders. It is exhausting. This week was no exception. Most of the time I have nothing left for my family, let alone a fancy dinner. But I bit the bullet and decided what the heck.
Well, I must say that I had the most fun I have had in a long time. I got to see alot of people that I have known in the past. I got to see former neighbors that I respect. I got to see former colleagues that I enjoyed working with. I got to see family and friends that make my life joyful! I got to see many of the people we worked with during the last 2 shows Rick has done and the 1 show Hannah has done.
Not only that, we got to see a few people that first inspired Rick to act. Rick's first musical with the Dilettantes was "Kismet" in 1981. Rick has been in 8 musicals in all. There have been a few gaps in between each, but it is his love! And Hannah has been bit by the acting bug, too. And, can I just add, that girl can sing, just about anything she sets her mind to! I wish I could sing like her.
Since Rick and I have been married (in 1990) he has acted in 4 musicals. He has played 'Big Julie' in "Guys and Dolls" with the North Side Playhouse (that is no longer in existence), 'Old Joe' in "Damn Yankees" with the Dilettantes, 'The Captain' in "Titanic", and he played one of Alfred P. Doolittle's buddies in "My Fair Lady" last winter. He is currently practicing the part of 'General Glossop in in "Jekyll and Hyde" for Magic Valley Little Theatre.
So, to get back on to last night's celebration. We had a lovely dinner, buffet style at our local "Turf Club". It is a venue that is done in an Art Deco style. A lot of the old-timers from last night can remember going dancing there in the 40's and 50's. The induction ceremony was wonderful. Each inductee had a tribute paid to them with their favorite piece sung to them. We were there for Lori Henson, the current director. She is an amazing woman. It was great to see her honored.
This photo is of Hannah and Keith. I think they look amazing!
The last photo is of Rick and I.
The night was delightful!!! Thanks honey, for wanting to go! Love you!
Have a great day!