Last week Jeff and I took a drive all the way up to Milwaukee to enjoy a fantastic show where we were represented on stage as Latinos on stage by such a spectacular cast in @milwrep In The Heights! #intheheightsmke#intheheights
One of the most fulfilling things in my life are the Milwaukee Repertory Theater productions. I REVISTED "In The Heights" and "Guards At The Taj" during the previous two weekends. Both productions are amazing during the second viewing. Nothing surpasses the Rep's subtle transformative power. @milwrep #intheheightsmke#guardsatthetajmke#mkerep65
Three months in to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 65th Anniversary Season Social Media Club and featured are the highlights thus far. The most rewarding volunteer experience ever in my life. Cannot wait to renew my membership. ❤ @milwrep #intheheightsmke#guardsatthetajmke#mkerep65
Anyone else going to see this for the second, third or fourth time? You can’t see it just once! #repost @upaf with @get_repost ・・・ Only a few more chances to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's original masterpiece at the @milwrep ! #intheheightsmke#milwrep#agozar
I FINALLY got to see the incredible In the Heights! I tagged along with my Hamil-friend @christineclark222 ‘s family up to Milwaukee and we had a fantastic time seeing an amazing show! #intheheightsmke#intheheights @milwrep
After a few days, I’ve finally had a chance to sit and process the fact that A HUGE DREAM OF MINE WAS REALIZED. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This past Monday, I got word that our ferocious Sophia Macías, who plays Nina, would be resting and taking our Tuesday shows off, which meant that I would be going on for Nina. So, I immediately went into study mode and Started to prep the track for our female swing to step into...To say my brain was all over the place, would be an understatement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the last few days, I have been reflecting on how all of this happened and all I can think is that God’s timing is perfect. For those of you who know me, you know I like to be in control. I like to know that I have a handle on what I am doing and that I am executing it at the highest level..... and the truth is, I think that if I had been allowed to go into this day, putting that kind of pressure on myself, it would’ve felt and turned out very differently. Because our cast has been through so much in such a short period of time, which has meant additional rehearsals, prepping new cast members, and working overtime.... I got to a place where I knew that even though it wouldn’t be perfect, I’d get through it, and come out the other end just fine...... AND that would be enough! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So with that knowledge, I leaned on my cast and some prayers and stepped onstage to perform one of my dream roles. And to my surprise, I did it with a sense of calm over me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I could sit here and try to articulate every ounce of how special being able to live and breathe in Nina’s skin was..... but I think it might take some more time for me to fully comprehend that. ☺️ So for the time being, I just want to say thank you! To my cast and crew who helped me, in so many ways to prepare to step into Nina’s shoes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m learning that dreams rarely happen in the ways we anticipate....