After a lot of thinking I have decided to change my major! The Musical Theatte program rejected me a second time, and I’ve now spent a year at BSU just floating around trying to find a degree that I want to pursue, and I’ve found one. You are all now looking at a future theatre educator! That’s right, I am switching my major to theatre education! One day I will be the awesome theatre teacher we all had in high school. I am really so happy with this decision and can’t wait to come back next year and begin my training!
As in, you want it? OK, I can do that. It’s not a fully complete list, as there’s been some vacation covers, short-time fill ins and whatnot I might not have on this list. But in large:
January 1988: Sarah Brightman (Patti Cohenour)
Summer 1988: Patti Cohenour (Dale Kristien)
Late 1988: Patti Cohenour (Dale Kristien)
Early 1989: Patti Cohenour (Rebecca Luker)
June 1989: Rebecca Luker (Katherine Buffaloe)
Spring 1990: Rebecca Luker (Katherine Buffaloe)
November 1990: Rebecca Luker (Katherine Buffaloe)
March 1991: Karen Culliver (Katherine Buffaloe)
July 1991: Karen Culliver (Katherine Buffaloe)
April 1992: Karen Culliver (Luann Aronson)
June 1992: Karen Culliver (Luann Aronson)
May 1993: Mary D’Arcy (Luann Aronson)
November 1993: Tracy Shayne (Luann Aronson)
July 1994: Tracy Shayne (Laurie Gayle Stephenson?)
February 1995: Tracy Shayne (Laurie Gayle Stephenson?)
November 1996: Tracy Shayne (Teri Bibb)
February 1997: Tracy Shayne (?)
January 1998: Tracy Shayne (Adrienne McEwan) (10th anniversary)
August 1998: Marie Danvers (Susan Facer)
September 1998: Sandra Joseph (Kimilee Bryant)
February 1999: Sandra Joseph (Adrienne McEwan
June 1999 a: Sandra Joseph (Adrienne McEwan)
June 1999 b: Adrienne McEwan (Sarah Pfisterer)
January 2000: Sarah Pfisterer (Adrienne McEwan)
June 2001:Sandra Joseph (Adrienne McEwan)
April 2002: Lisa Vroman (Adrienne McEwan)
December 2002: Lisa Vroman (Adrienne McEwan)
October 2003: Sandra Joseph (Julie Hanson)
December 2004: Sandra Joseph (Julie Hanson)
May 2005: Sandra Joseph (Rebecca Pitcher)
January 2006: Sandra Joseph (Rebecca Pitcher)
April 2006: Rebecca Pitcher (Jennifer Hope Wills)
December 2006: Jennifer Hope Wills (Julie Hanson)
Much of 2007: Jennifer Hope Wills (Julie Hanson)
December 2007: Jennifer Hope Wills (Elizabeth Loyacano)
January 2008: Jennifer Hope Wills (Elizabeth Loyacano) (20th anniversary)
August 2008: Marni Raab (Elizabeth Loyacano)
February 2009: Marni Raab (Elizabeth Loyacano)
June 2009: Jennifer Hope Wills (Marni Raab)
September 2010: Sara Jean Ford (Marni Raab)
June 2011: Sara Jean Ford (Marni Raab)
August 2011: Sara Jean Ford (Marni Raab)
December 2011: Trista Moldovan (Marni Raab)
August 2012: Trista Moldovan (Marni Raab)
December 2012: Marni Raab (Samantha Hill)
January 2013: Sierra Boggess (Samantha Hill) (25th anniversary)
February 2013: Samantha Hill (Marni Raab)
August 2013: Mary Michael Patterson (Marni Raab)
March 2014: Mary Michael Patterson (Sara Jean Ford)
Totally digging into the far reaches of my brain here, but iirc the alternate for Tracy in Feb 1997 would have been Adrienne. She was the first Christine I saw on Broadway, and my first trip to NY was mid 1997.
Also, Sandra Joseph started immediately after the 10th, as I was there for both the 10th and Sandra’s debut and after party etc. I remember it fairly well. :)
I can contact Marie, but I don’t think she was ever officially principal Christine - it would have been a short term thing to cover for vacations. 1998 was a bit wonky as Adrienne was on maternity leave. Of course, they probably did change the playbills for something like that, but would not have changed the souvenir programs.
Ugh so long ago…
I just found the cutest pictures of my grandparents as newlyweds with an infant baby from 1978. The baby is my mother, and my grandparents were 17 and 21 respectively, and my mom wasn’t even a year old. The pictures just make me feel so happy. It’s so interesting to see these people who were an instrumental part in my upbringing around the same age I am now, with their lives ahead of them. They were both so young and fit, tan, bell-bottomed, and bright eyed. They both smoked and the sun was always shining in these photos.
It’s just weird to think that one day my grandchildren will look at a picture of me now and think that these events were so long ago.
I GOT JAVERT!!
I BEAT OUT 20 OTHER 20-50 YEAR OLDS WHO AUDITIONED, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR THEATRE’S HISTORY THAT THEY HAVE HAD AN 18 YEAR OLD LEAD.
I’M FINALLY GONNA BE IN LES MIS!!!! :D
Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes and prayed for me <3
I look forward to sharing this experience with you all :)
Everyone congratulate my awesome friend Brady on this wonderful achievement! I’m soooo happy for you Brady, and I wish I could drive myself a few states over to see it!
I have an audition on the 14th for all my college productions (which means NEXT TO NORMAL) and I’m so scared