I have loved movies and theater since I was a child. My dream was to be a Broadway Musical star but that was cut short by my serious lack of acting ability. I appreciate and admire all those who can act, sing, and dance. I can sing and somewhat dance but definitely can’t act. What I can do is watch and thoroughly enjoy movies and theater productions.
My first experience with theater was when I was 11 years old. My mother was a musical theater fan and she wanted me to experience it myself. She took me to New York City to see the original production of A Chorus Line. I remember sitting in the theater and when the actress started to sing “What I Did For Love”, my mother practically had to hold me down because I desperately wanted to run up on the stage, push the actress out of the way, and then sing it myself. It was one of the best and most unforgettable moments of my life. I will never forget that feeling. I still get that feeling today when I see an amazing production.
As for movies, I loved those as a kid as well. My stepmother would take me to see a movie every Wednesday morning during summer break. We would sit in the dark and cold theater (a must when you live in scorching Texas) and be transported to another place and time for two hours. I can still feel the joy and happiness just thinking about those adventures.
As an adult, I decided to make a career in medicine. I love what I do and I am grateful for my life and success but there isn’t always a happy ending. Movies and theater continue to be an outlet for me to decompress and escape into another world for a few hours. They make me laugh, cry, be angry, be happy, sing, dance, and walk away transformed. I started this blog as a way to share my love of movies and theater for those who feel the same way. I hope you enjoy it.