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Friday, October 2, 2009

Don't Miss "The Diary of Anne Frank" this weekend at Golden High School

I was blown away by how good this production was.  I happen to sit next to the aunt of the 16-year-old student, Jamie Nagode, who played Anne Frank so amazingly, and I got some inside info -- like the fact that her prom date is the boy who plays Peter in the production.  In one scene Anne and Pete share the first kiss for each of them... Their roles appear to have drawn them closer to each other.

The cast was uniformly great in their acting, and were great at staying in character while the action was elsewhere on stage.  Especially nice was the fact that they all stayed in character and on stage throughout the 15-minute intermission.  As Jamie's aunt explained, "They couldn't leave their hiding place, after all."

The audience gave Jamie in particular a standing and prolonged ovation at the end, and she certainly deserved it. 

Don't miss this production.  The last two performances are Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2pm and 7pm.  And if you do miss it, ask to borrow the DVD of tonight's performance which I ordered during intermission!

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