Backstage at Act3 Through the Eyes of 'Legally Blond' Pooch

Find out what's going on behind the scenes at Sandy Spring's own Act3 Productions. This month our guest bloggers are the canine stars of our upcoming musical,Legally Blonde.

Backstage Blog---Behind the scenes at Act3 Playhouse

First in a Series

By Bailey Mitchell

I arrived at the Act3 Playhouse with my mom early in the afternoon. She felt like I would want to get the lay of the land before my big stage debut. 

I am honored to be playing “Bruiser” in MAT Award-winning Act3’s (apparently that’s how we refer to the theater) production of "Legally Blonde." 

Might I say, “Oh my God!!”  I bounded out of the Mini Cooper and up the stairs into what I pray will be my second home, so excited I peed a little.  (Sorry, Michelle Peck.)  

After a lovely dinner at Meehan’s pub with Mom and Dad, where I warranted just the right amount of affection from staff and patrons, it was time!  My very first rehearsal!! 

Okay, I was a bit clingy at first, but the cast and crew were divine! Kisses were abundant and I re-bonded with my old friends, Maggie, Daniel and Jesse. 

Director Patti Mactas seemed thrilled with my presence and I tried not to be a bother, even though my cuteness distracted some Delta Nus. Music Director Jenn Loudermilk warned all to be aware that despite my magnetic nature, there was work to be done.

I tried to stay calm, but hopping, panting, licking and cuddling are just what I do!  Clearly, I have my work cut out for me.  As I study the character of Bruiser, I know it will be tough to rise to the challenge of LEAD role in my first production. But, I can do this. I know it! And, the directors are all in my corner, I can sense it. 

There was an instant feeling of family as I pranced through those double doors of the Act3 Playhouse. I cannot explain just why, but everyone involved in this production seems to form a unique community…one where human and canine are one….and the possibilities are endless.  

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Patti Folio September 21, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Legally Blonde, the Musical at Act3 Productions--Nov. 1-3, 9-11, 16-17. For tickets and information, see our website: www.act3productions.org


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