Les Miserables Energy


I sat in on the parent meeting for Les Miserables last night and sensed an energy I don’t think I’ve ever seen before in a play. These teenagers are excited, energized and ready to knock everyone’s socks off. There was already a sense of family and support and I’m so excited to watch the journey.  Energy like this on day one only means even greater things are to come in the next 7 weeks! This is going to to be fun…

Are you the “Boy”?

“Doing an outreach program like Mouse & Cookie is a lot of fun, but a lot of work. With just Toni and I in the cast and Kevin to run the show, that leaves it up to the three of us to load in the sets and put them up and take them down; this is a lot of work. With all the effort and time that goes into a program like this you have to wonder if you made a lasting impression or have you already been eclipsed by this mornings cartoons.

Well Monday night we were swimming as a family at the South Jordan Rec Center when two young girls (probably about 10 yrs old) approached me and asked if I was an actor. I said yes and their eyes got big and excited. They told me that I had come to their school and played the Boy in Mouse & Cookie. They told me how much they liked it and then swam away.

Now it was cool to be recognized, but it was gratifying to think that all that effort made a lasting impression.

Side Note: I really appreciate the help of those who have helped us move in and out! I want to give special props to Chris Merrill. ‘Love you man’.”

-Grant Thomas is currently playing “Boy” in If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. He is also on SJCT’s Advisory Board.

T-shirt craze!

T-shirts showed up last week and the kids were thrilled!  Most of the kids threw them on the moment they received it.  {And I have to admit, I was right there with them!}  It was kind of fun to have something to bond us together as a cast and I found myself spotting the t-shirts at school, in the neighborhood, and in rehearsal all week.  How fun!

Little Shop at Macy’s

The cast of Little Shop went to Macy’s the day after we opened.  We were part of Shop for a Cause… and we were the cause.  The cast performed and it was a blast!

The best part was when Seymour (Kevin Quaderer) made his entrance at the top of the escalator and scared the poor ladies going down the escalator in front of him… priceless (unfortunately we performed it four times… but didn’t get the picture of him scaring them)!