You guys are amazing, and I'm so sorry that I'm not there with you. This experience is unlike anything and I can't even explain how much it means to me. I have no idea what my life would be without theater. Being with you bunch of misfits has taught me so much, and I love you guys.
First, to the techies: thank you for working on this show. I know you might not get the recognition you deserve sometimes, but I appreciate your time and effort.
I will now take a moment to say something to each one of you individually. I randomized your names, so it comes in a random order.
Jenna: We have worked on almost every show in our high school careers together, and I thank you for being such a kind and caring person. I will really miss working with you.
Jessica: I haven’t had the opportunity to work with you very much, but you are talented and funny. Have fun with your last year.
Audrey: You are my other half, and I am so glad I was blessed with someone I work so well with to spend these last two years. I know you already bring so much to this department and you will bring even more while I am gone. I love you.
Will: You are one of the only people that remembers the original mom daughter origin and the only one who still calls me that. You’re something special.
Kylea: I love how we can talk to each other about anything, and I love the way you channeled me when you had to play a bitch. Keep smiling.
Matt: I’m so glad you tried out for this show, and I must say I enjoyed working with you on Rosencrantz when you had to wear a dress. It’s been great to see your growth throughout the years.
Aaron: You are the funniest, most random person I’ve ever met. The way your mind works is truly unique and I’m sad this is our last show together.
Kershaun: I love how far you’ve come from little Ollie in Nightingales. You’ll always be my mrisst and you’ve grown up really classy.
Daniel: You’re really good at playing a douchebag, so congrats on that. You’re hilarious and inappropriate and I’m glad you’ve continued acting.
Ari: You’re kind of an ass, but you have a great voice and you’re a really good actor so I hope you don’t ever give this up because I would be sad to see such talent go to waste.
Eden: I love you a lot. You are my paint buddy and I’ll miss you so much. You’ve played so many diverse characters and have excelled at every one. That’s rare, so keep on acting: for a long time.
Michael: You are one of my best friends. Your personality is crazy, quirky, and hilarious. You make these shows memorable. I’ll miss you.
Finally, thank you for letting me work with all of you and making my Westside theater life end with this show. I'm already so proud of you, but make sure to make me proud tonight. No one deserves it more than you. An end of an era; the start of a new beginning. Good luck, and I'll see you soon.