Just in case you didn’t notice…I crossed something new off of my bucket list! Now, yes I have seen a play before. It’s not something I’ve never done, I’ve even participated in shows myself. If you’ll read a little more about my style of bucket list, you’ll see that there are a couple things on there that I’ve done before. I just wanted to make sure to take time to do them again because I enjoy them! I think it has become far too easy to do something once or even a few times and then never do them again for what can turn into years.
Photo by Kristi Ray
I’ve always loved storytelling and on the stage is no different. This past weekend while in Wilmington celebrating Halloween (you’ll notice the mustache was still in action…), Andre and I were also able to take in a musical put on by the Techmoja Dance and Theater company! That’s pronounced Tech-mo-jay, in case you were wondering :) I’ve performed with this company numerous times and have loved the bonds I have made with other performers and creative souls. This particular production was of West Side Story and actually, it was my first time ever seeing this show. I know, I know. Theater buffs around the world are gasping!
The show was amazing. There were so many talented performers, many of which are people I call friend. I couldn’t have been more pleased with our time and that this was the show that would allow me to cross another thing off of my “everyday” bucket list. I was a bit naughty though because I totally snapped a (NO FLASH!) photo or two. Shh! :) In the middle of the other performers, playing the role of Lt. Schrank, is my dear friend Hal who had joined us out for Halloween the night before. He still put on a stellar performance even after dealing with us wildlings all night.
Although we got our tickets at separate times so we weren’t able to sit together, our friend Kristi did join us out at the car during intermission for some “adult Halloween candy” consumption. We picked up this bad boy at Sears while doing some last minute costume shopping. I’m pretty our almost immediate individual and then joint decision to purchase this giant box of chocolate made our marriage stronger.
Overall we had such a great time in Wilmington and such an amazing time at the show. Seeing all my friends put on such a great show has really given me the performance bug! I suppose I should get through the holiday season first ;)
Congratulations to all the performers and everyone at Techmoja for a job well done!