The day of the show that we all have been working our butts off to produce happened on Saturday at the CTICC. Dreams into Reality came to life. With a tense afternoon filled with a dress rehearsal and getting sound and lighting in place it was a hectic rush for all dancers and backstage crew.
Jesus never said it would be easy, but He said it would be worth it! (Matt 7:13-14)
Auditorium 1 at the CTICC soon became buzzing with crowds of people excited to see the show. Before we knew it, it was show time. There was some technical sound glitches in the beginning and I sat in my seat anxious and nervous that they would just keep going and not be thrown off cue. The leads in the show did good. Even though they’re not all trained actors they remembered their lines and when they didn’t, they improvised so well that not a single person in the audience knew it was not part of the script.
I sat in my seat excited as I have seen parts of the show a million times over in rehearsal but never fully put together. Something magical happens to every dancer and actor on show night they just give it 150% and come alive on the stage. Each member of the cast bringing their own talent to the party.
It was amazing to see all the hard work determination and passion displayed on the stage. Such a powerful story of dreaming bigger than the situation you come from and not to be defined by drugs, alcohol, violence or even physical disabilities. For many of the cast it was their first time to be on a stage of that magnitude performing to such a large crowd of people who have paid money to see the show.
This show was inspiring, entertaining, funny and most of all the dancing was breathtaking. Every single dancer who performed has great gifts that has been moulded and crafted by a great choreographer Jason Meyer. I always knew he was a great dancer but what I saw on the stage on Saturday blew me away and every dancer must be so appreciative to be taught by this dancing genius. Then the show could not go on without Ivy Meyer, who has the biggest dream and heart of all. She had a vision and brought it to life. Script writing directing and producing the entire show and not forgetting spending a small fortune to get the show to the CTICC too.
Without her none of this would have been possible. Not forgetting SACDA’s dancers, Gladys Bullock put a great amount of effort into getting her Latin and ballroom dancers into great shape too and mixed in the wheelchair dancers it was a true inspiration. To see those big smiles on all those dancers faces. It truly lit up the stage and just gave it that extra sparkle.
The reviews have been outstanding with many people who have missed the show asking when the next one will be. So it may be coming back who knows what God has in store for all of us. It is a great privilege to be on stage and the adrenalin and excitement and hard work the cast put in I am sure made them hungry for more.
This show taught me know matter where you come from and no matter your physical disability together with passion, hard work, determination and God all things are possible.
Dream Big and make them a Reality!!
- 4 Days to Showtime… (cherryheartsblog.wordpress.com)