“Poor Little Tink Tink!” was shouted whenever someone started to trash talk someone in the musical “Grease.” I discovered this when I was cast as a chorus member at the beginning of the school year. Because this was my first theatre performance, I was unsure if I should even do it, it was an entirely different type of performing than I was accustomed to. I’m glad I did  because I gained a myriad of new talents and experience from it. Due to a shortage of male participants, I was asked to audition after rehearsal started; thus, I had to pick up on all the theatre jargon quickly. I was a quick study, and as a result, I became not only part of the chorus -a part many people undervalue- but also a critical member of the production.

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        Coming into this production I thought that as chorus my only job would to sing harmonies in the background while the principals shone in the spotlight. However, being a part of the chorus, I became immersed in the entire production. Not only did I have to learn how to memorize almost ten different dance routines in the span of a month and a half, but as an understudy and back up for two of the principle characters, I also had to learn their parts and solo songs. My learning experience didn’t stop there however. I learned where all the set ...

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