Above and Beyond

In case I haven’t mentioned it quite enough, the people that I am working with in Las Vegas are absolutely incredible.  Sometimes life truly throws you a curve ball, and the unexpected becomes a dark reality. This happened a few days ago, when one of our cast members lost her mother in an accident.  I can’t imagine what this person has been going through this week, dealing with service arrangements while also preparing for this new job.  The company really stepped it up by supporting her yesterday at the service, by being both physically present for her as a team of support, and then singing “Amazing Grace” while accompanied by one the cast members on guitar.  Additionally, one of the men in show sang an original song that had originally been composed for his own mother’s service, at the same funeral home.  It was so unbelievably beautiful and touching. This was obviously something no one had expected to deal with while here for rehearsals, but a great number of people were gladly there to support our new friend.  My heart goes out to her and to her family.  It was this small gesture that truly pointed to me the absolute sincerity and kindness of my fellow performers. Incredible.

Today we are back in rehearsals, working on the Motown show – let’s keep the up the momentum!

4 thoughts on “Above and Beyond

  1. Linda September 23, 2011 / 11:18 am

    What a wonderfully compassionate group you are associated with. Looks like you have landed in that proverbial “pot of jam”. Enjoy this adventure with your new friends . . . it’s amazing.

  2. Ingrid Düser Strotman September 23, 2011 / 11:34 am

    Beautiful post… It feels good to know you are surrounded by such a great group of souls.

  3. Lore Duser September 23, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    This is sad and beautiful at the same time. It is reassuring that you are among caring and compassionate people.

  4. Grandma Dee September 23, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    It’s certainly comforting to everyone’s family that all associated with your show have such warm compassion for each other after only a few short days. Good luck in all your endeavors. Sending love.

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