MY DAY: Research & SCHOOL OF ROCK

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Recent former students, Ana & Tommy!

I don’t think the day could have been any better as it was a perfect Thursday!

I spent the entire day researching from my desk, taking frequent breaks to play with the furry quartet.  Several documentaries played in the background as I worked.

At 6:30 PM I was at Uno’s Pizzeria in a booth with two special young folks, Anabelle Smith and Tommy Cole, two recent student-grads who are now enjoying their first year in Wright State University’s musical theatre program.

These two super performers are thrilled with their experiences, classes, and lessons, and it was such a boost to see their joyfully-illuminated faces as they described their classes, especially their acting class with Greg Hellems and Ana’s lessons with Becky Barrett-Jones.

This is nothing new to hear former students at Wright State describing how they adore Greg, as well as Joe Deer. Thank you, Gentlemen, and Becky!

43065451_10161038348260074_2134863986112331776_oWe ventured across Main Street to The Schuster Center where to my delight we were seated in a gallery on the side.  It was comfortable, rather isolated, and quite enjoyable.  This is my new favorite spot.  After intermission, my friend, Jenny Davis, and her daughter, Becca, joined us for a gallery party throughout Act II.

SCHOOL OF ROCK?  It was energizing and awesome!

I knew there was a movie, SCHOOL OF ROCK, but had never watched it. Therefore, I knew absolutely nothing about this show.  I quickly assessed the plot and sat back to enjoy myself.  The children performing in this production are outstanding and truly made the experience all the stronger.

I loved this show!

Thursday was picture perfect!  I accomplished a good deal of research, spent time with beloved students, and friends in a setting that always is home.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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