Driving away from my contract with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, I had time (when taking a break from my audio book and striking out trying to phone-a-friend) to enjoy the experience of the last few weeks. My third time performing in this show, I so enjoyed playing Mary Bailey again this year but with a new cast and in my hometown! Sharing the stage with my brother was incredible, and being a part of rediscovering this lovely story in the radio format was a blast. We played to sold out houses in Brenau University’s Downtown Center (a theatre I grew up playing various Cratchit children in) and partnered with the local radio station, WDUN, to broadcast the show live on opening night and Christmas night. Favorite on-stage sound effect this year: a metal washboard and scrub brush to produce the engine of a train!