Vol. 15, No. 07 – Dec 29,2021 – Jan 11, 2022 – A View from House Seats

by Shirley Lorraine

Ode to a New Year

‘Twas the night before Christmas
All the theaters were dark
Productions were finished
The stages now stark

Few rehearsals, few readings
Till the New Year will come
Some actors get restless
And do Improv for fun

Now with no costumes, no blocking
No scripts to be read
So many actors
Are going out of their heads!

But wait, there is hope
The horizon still looms
‘Tis rumored auditions
Will be held very soon

Could it be? Yes, it could –
Stages come back alive
As the calendar changes
Theater lovers will thrive

On Simi, on Ojai
Conejo and more
Audiences wait with impatience
To see what’s in store

Soon it’s back to the boards
With sets to be built
Excitement mounts quickly
Acting back in full tilt

County stages will light up
The curtains will part
With theaters announcing
Their new seasons’ start

So, patrons get ready
To buy tickets and go
As the New Year takes hold–
It’s “On with the Show!”

(Apologies to Clement C. Moore)
Look forward to 2022 season announcements from all our favorite county theaters. Coming soon!

Happy New Year!

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