Dear Friend,

Well Fiddler is now over (that is except for the cast party) and I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with myself. Yes, there will be positive aspects to no longer have rehearsals and performances. Like having time to do homework, getting a decent amount of sleep every night, being able to go back to my regular committeess, councils, and group get-togethers. However for the most part I will dearly miss being one of Anatevka’s villagers. Whether pretending to be Italian mafia, or wearing Jack Sparrow wigs, randomly singing Phantom of the Opera music before rehearsals, dancing with audience members, laying on the floor looking like refugees, making faces at each other or laughing about wardrobe issues, having giant group hugs, or just hanging out, the other members of the Fiddler cast have been amazing to work with, to feed, and to befriend. To be honest there is no way one could list the multitude of quotes that have been said over the last 9 weeks but here are a few of my favorites (Feel free to add your own through comments):

“You eat cigar, I eat lighter.” “You eat lighter, I eat Wall.” “You eat wall, I eat …WOMAN.” -Michael and Bryce

“Hatmaker, hatmaker make me a hat…” -My spoof of matchmaker

“He’s handsome, he’s young, that is from side to side…” -Rhianna

“Fyedka, I am in the mood for love, Fyedka…” -Michael

“I have rice in my lap” “That’s what she said…” Gennie and Grace

“Hey M- – -” “Mandi, your pants are a beacon of light.” “Uh, ok?” Me and Matt (L)

“CHIMP AND CHAMP, CHIMP AND CHAMP, CHIMP AND CHAMP…NIPPLES, NIPPLES, NIPPLES…” -All the guys

“I can’t look at you without visualizing what you are to become…” -Ellis

“Everytime I look at her I die a little inside…” -Ellis

“It’s ok she’s just coming to get you…with duct tape…” -Me

“Oh My God, You killed Antonio!!!”

“Wait till you meet my gigantic friend…” (I don’t remember)

“Lock up the homosexuals in a nice cage…they decrease property value.” -Michael(?) (note on this one, this was NOT serious AT ALL!!!, and I have absolutely NOTHING agaist homosexuals)

“She climbin in yo windows, snatchin’ yo people up…so hide yo pearls, hide yo keys, and hide yo onions too cause she’s spillin’ errything back hiah” -Our many Fruma Sarah renditions of the Bed Intruder Song

“But now if I like it or nat, you’ll Harry him!” -Typo in the script

“Without a doubt my favorite part of fiddler is when Matt straight seduces the Hebrew off of Em.” -Ellis

The list goes on. Love, Mandi Jo