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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Remembering Born Blue's Preview at The Mezzanine - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

On Wednesday evening, October 28, 2015, my husband, Dan, and I, and my daughter, Annabelle, went to the invited preview and dress rehearsal for Born Blue, the musical my daughter Rebekah had been working so hard on.

The Schneider-Farris Family was so excited to see Rebekah in a lead role in Born Blue!  - Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A week later, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, our family received a letter from Linda Weise and The Colorado Springs Conservatory that stated we were no longer welcome at anything related to the organization which included The Colorado Springs Conservatory and Mezzanine events and programs.
Rebekah's heart was broken, and left Colorado Springs the next day to begin a new life in southern California.

The show did go on as planned the following day, 11-6-15, (and continued through most of November, 2015),  but three other members of the cast were also removed from the cast a day later. I've heard they were so very disappointed since they all had worked so very hard and also expected to be paid.

The photos in this blog post will help my family remember the happiness and excitement and anticipation we (and the cast members who were removed) felt the night of that Born Blue Musical preview performance.
Four out of six people in this Born Blue group cast photo were removed from the cast before the 11-6-15 weekend performances.  I've heard they were so, so sad and disappointed since they'd put their "hearts and souls" into Born Blue. (Rumors have circulated that it has something to do with The Mezzanine not wanting to pay them after they were promsed to be paid?)

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Jo Ann Schneider Farris has participated in skating for most of her life as a competitor, coach, and author.