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Category: Into the Hollow

From the Orchestra to the Stage

By Lauren Rybolt My incredible journey with Acting Out Theatre Company began in 2014, when Ryan Shultz asked me to play my violin in the orchestra for Les Miserables. At this point in my life, I had been playing violin for 15 years, but I had never played in the orchestra for a musical. Before…
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By Jeanne Benson “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” No, Dickens said that.  “Heeere’s Johnny!’.  Nope, Stephen King.  “It was a dark and stormy night.”  Nah, Snoopy would require royalties.  Gosh, who knew it would be so difficult to write a blog! I am, and have been since the…
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Sleepy Hollow…It’s Family

For those who do not know me, my name is Alexander Hamilton. I’m assuming as you read that two things probably happened. One, you may have thought of the first treasurer of the United States of America; or, two, you sang a line from a little show called Hamilton. I’m going to go out on…
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Exemplary Authenticity

By Kendra Souligne Traditional Dutch folk dancing is the inspiration for my choreography used in AOTC’s production of Sleepy Hollow. Since our story is set in 1790, in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, I see it quite fitting that our…
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Change Is in the Air

By Julie Gindy Fall is officially here and we are in full Sleepy Hollow mode at Acting Out Theatre Co! Each year as we begin to think about how to improve A Night in Sleepy Hollow we take a look at last years event and decide what to evolve and change. A good portion of…
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The Modern Side of A Night in Sleepy Hollow

By Brittaney Beck Bourbonnais Township Park District Museum General Manager Autumn is upon us a little more now with each cool breeze. Perry Farm is arguably one of the best places to work at during this time of year, especially for its magnificent display of nature. Fall is my favorite season of the year for…
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It’s in the Air!

By Michael Keigher Can you smell it? Fall is in the air! Question is… What exactly is that smell? Some people think it’s the smoky air from the first bonfire of the season. For others, it’s the smell of pumpkin spiced everything. For me, the true smell of fall comes from a stinky barn. When…
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Autumn at Perry Farm

By Sharon Richardson “Days wane, the nights close in, the trees don their vibrant hues and a chill creeps into the air, it is like an end of the beginning….”  I’m a sucker for fall – always have been.  Even as a young girl growing up in East Tennessee where the falls are particularly spectacular. …
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We Are Family!

By: Amanda LaLuna-Chorak In reflection of my experience as a member of the Sleepy Hollow Reenactment over the past several weeks of preparation and after completing this past weekend’s 18 performances, I found myself truly inspired by the realization that WE really ARE FAMILY! I “Agnes Closson”, along with my real life and stage husband, “Jacob…
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