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Not Your Typical Walk in the Park

By Shauntia Mettlin Sleepy Hollow is my favorite time of year! Time to start drinking Pumpkin Coffee from Dunkin Donuts and watch the leaves turn at Perry Farm. I love the sunsets, the smells, and the colors of fall! I can vividly recall my first memory of the Headless Horseman. My birthday falls a few…
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Some Sleepy Stuff

As we ready ourselves for our yearly journey into the hollow, we often revisit some old favorite videos and such! Mojo’s “Top 10 Notes” A bit trivia from Mental Floss – Sleepy Hollow (and its Legend) Of course the 1949 Disney version with Bing as narrator is a must! Some fun Headless Horseman commercials from over the years…
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Fresh Blood

By Sharon Richardson Here we are at year 7 performing the reenactment portion of BTPD’s A Night in Sleepy Hollow.  It has evolved throughout the years by moving to the historic barns and adding new segments to the story that updates and keeps it fresh and exciting while maintaining the authenticity of the story.  As…
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A Moment to Never Forget

              By: AE Sarver It was a weekend full of “Once Upon a Time’s” and “Happily Ever After’s.” Looking back on Acting Out’s Beauty and the Beast reminded me of the importance of experience. I had the opportunity to be the Lady-in-Waiting to three beautiful little girls that we…
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Princess for a day…or two!

By Amy Tibbetts I find in life that experiences with my children are far more memorable than any tangible item I can get them. The Acting Out Theater Company made that happen on three different days this summer.  The first was Belle’s Enchanted Tea Party.  From the minute we arrived and were greeted by actors…
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Brave Like Belle

By Lisa Graft I didn’t know what to expect when I brought my almost-3-year-old daughter Josie to see Beauty and the Beast this summer.  She’s never been to a movie theatre or musical, and most days she can’t even sit still through one episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!  But I was pleasantly surprised by so…
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“Small Town” Theatre

By Doug & Pam Porter When we moved to Bourbonnais in 1998, Pam was coming from a city background (Chicago suburbs, Milwaukee suburbs), and I had grown up in rural Spearman, Texas (pop. 3535) which I had fond memories of, but did not regret leaving.  So, the question “Will there be anything to do in…
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Rainy Days … and Mondays

By Sharon RIchardson Maybe the Carpenters iconic song pops in your head when you read these words – but for me it is all about Beauty and the Beast.  We fought rain this year – hard.  Stormy rehearsals – waiting it out under the leaky stage – running to the farmhouse to finish Gaston/Beast fight…
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“Acting Out” of My Comfort Zone

by McKenzey Testerman When I think about my experience with Acting Out Theater Co. this summer, lots of memories and emotions flood my mind. There were some nights, like the June bug massacre, when I was prone to wonder, “Why are we doing this outside?”  But there were other nights when the sun would be…
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A Beautiful Experience

By Sergio Pena Pacheco This was my first show with Acting Out Theatre Company.  It was a beautiful experience, and I can’t wait to do it again.  Everything from the stage being built to a delayed opening night was amazing.  I loved all the costumes put together with the lights, set, and props.  The great…
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