On the weekend of December 19, 20, and 21, David and I made a very special trip. A trip Home for Christmas... We packed our bags and headed down to Marion Indiana to shoot one of my two big shows that have become something of a tradition for me.
What shows? You must be new to the blog -- let me fill you in!
The Community School of the Arts in Marion is one of the most amazing Arts schools ever, in part because of the talent of the kids, and in part because of the incredible drive and passion of Mark Fauser. Veteran director Leslie Hendricks has called Mark "Our Dreamer", and it's true. Only a dreamer could bring Hollywood *and* Broadway to a tiny town and bring us all Home for Christmas
Written by Mark Fauser, the show featured actors Michael DeLuise (yes, that DeLuise!) and Daniel Roebuck, as well as a cast of over 100 students from the CSA. Ticket holders viewed the talents of world class ice skater Jennifer Seybold, and appearances by Frosty the Snowman, Santa, Rudolph, God, the Devil, and a skewer full of chipmunks (roasting on an open fire, no less!) John D'Aquino even had a cameo role via video link from
Here are a few storyboards to give you just a tiny taste of what the show was like:
I'll never tire of the amazing talent of the Marion Community School of the Arts -- I can't wait to go back this summer for the iDance show!