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Problem solved---- SING, a play, school wide, competition, preparing 3 months, but on stage our lead After preparing for three months it was time to perform our masterpiece. SING 2012 was a school-wide student run theatre competition. It was finally our night to shine and we started our production strong, but right around intermission our lead got sick and could no longer perform. Everyone panicked because we didn’t have understudies. But as one of the student leaders of the team, I knew that I couldn’t let my team down and have all of our hard work go to waste. Immediately, I recalled noticing throughout practices that there was there a shy little freshman, Laura, who seemed to catch onto acting cues very quickly. She was the closest thing we had to an understudy and I knew she had it in her. She was a natural born performer held back by her shyness. I pulled Laura aside and explained to her how much we needed her, believed in her and how much she needed to believe in herself. Tweaking the script to account for the change in actress, the leads quickly ran through the change. The lights dimmed in the theater and everyone shuffled back to their seats or to their places, but I saw Laura starting to get cold feet. I quickly gave her another pep-talk and when the curtains opened, I crossed my fingers and nudged her out onto center stage. It wasn’t as seamless a transition that I hoped it would be, but it did save the show.

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