Post-Show Letdown

Sadie Perkins on that desperate feeling when the final curtain falls:  “I always cry when a show ends. After weeks or months of rehearsing together  – boom! You’re suddenly cut off from your show life and friends, just like that. Who cares that you eyed the other actors suspiciously the first day of rehearsal, wondering who was a better singer or dancer than you? Since then, we’ve all bonded to the point where we want the others to succeed – for the most part, anyway.

No more membership in the secret club of cast members — a club where we share private jokes, have special access to backstage areas, and treasure intangible connections built over the past month. Staying in touch on Facebook isn’t the same. In normal life, we’re just normal kids doing normal things. When we’re creating a show, we’re doing something special.”

About S.M. Stevens

Author of "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades" and the "Bit Players" series of YA novels.
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