curtainAs 2012 nears to its close, it seems appropriate to post some lines from Bit Players 1 about the elation of working within a group to create something special, something I hope the country sees more of in 2013 than we did in 2012. These lines describe the last few seconds of the Crudup High Drama Club’s original production of Twilight: The Musical:

The finale concludes with a full minute of rapturous song and dance, the cast pouring every bit of energy and emotion possible into the words and notes of the chorus. Kristina, Jocelyn and I trade the lead on the swirling ad lib vocal as the chorus repeats over and over. As we sing the final few lines, I realize we’ve done it. It all came together in one glorious…thing, bigger than any of us. We took all our differences in personality, beliefs, looks and desires, and melded them into a new entity – a story told with passion, credibility and lots of great music.

We created.

“Yes!” pops out of my mouth as we freeze as one to the final chord.

About S.M. Stevens

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