There has been a review for Twilight The Musical. Go to this link http://www.broadway.com/buzz/159424/robert-pattinson-kristen-stewart-and-daniel-radcliffe-together-on-stage-kind-of-twilight-meets-harry-potter-in-musical-mash-up/ To read it
Hey Twilight, The Musical Fans. Guess What. If you have not yet had the chance to see they musical.. .Well there will be a Twilight, The Musical A charity benefit concert. Here is your chance to see the Musical and give to charity. Please watch the clip for more details.
It has been a while since we have caught up with Ashley, so I decided to interview here again. Ashley is a really wonderful person, and I hope you enjoy these interviews as much as I do.
Q 1: How long have you been acting?
A 1: I’ve been performing since I was very young. I had my first public performance at age two, was in my first play when I was five, and have been continuously performing ever since. The nice thing is I was the one who was always begging my parents to let me perform. It was never the other way around. I used to put on shows in the living room with any friends or family members I could wrangle to participate. Finally it was like “put Ashley in an acting class, or die of exhaustion.” I wrote my first musical at age eight. Having started seriously acting at five, I used to think that I came to writing “late in life.”
Q 2: What is it about singing and acting that interests you?
A 2: I think that all arts try to make sense of, and comment on the human experience. Acting, singing, and dancing are particularly special in that we’re using our bodies as our instruments to do that. I love telling stories, I love getting to be IN stories, and being other people. I love that, especially in musical theater, that when our emotions are so big we can no longer speak, we sing, and when we can no longer sing, we dance. I think its interesting how, art in general, but in this case live performance can transform people, can move an audience, and can have tremendous emotional and intellectual impact. I know I’ve been very moved seeing other people’s performances, and I like to think that I might be a part of affecting someone else through my work.
Q 3: Who is your favorite actor and actress and why?
A 3: Oh! This is so hard! I don’t think it’s possible to pick a favorite. Gwen Verdon had a tremendous impact on me at a very early age, and continues to inspire me so she has to be up there for sure. I am a big fan of Idina Menzel. I like that both of these woman were/are actors, as well as singers (and in the case of Ms. Verdon, dancers), and are brilliant storytellers, not just technicians. I also greatly respect that they created “types” for themselves, and broke the mold. I also grew up greatly admiring Anthony Newley. To my knowledge, he’s the only person to ever win Tony awards for Best Actor in a Musical, Best Author of a Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist of a Musical, and Best Musical all in the same year (not to mention two years later when he added best Director of a Musical.) Growing up – I wanted to be the female Anthony Newley – he was a shining example to me that it’s possible to do more than one thing in this business (at the same time no less!) very well. And did I mention he’s brilliant? Watch his performance on the Ed Sullivan show of “Who Can I Turn To.” And yes, he wrote it too.
In terms of straight drama, I love Carey Mulligan, Doug Jones, and Bill Irwin. Doug Jones and Bill Irwin especially are also innovators and have incorporated physicality into straight acting in revolutionary ways that have created some of the most stunning performances I’ve ever seen.
Q 4: Did you always want to act and sing?
A 4: I think question 1 answers this pretty well. J I always wanted to be a performer first, as well as a writer. My dream was to perform on Broadway in something I wrote. However, when I was in elementary school I thought, if I had time, it would be nice to take a four-year break to be President of the United States.
Q 5: What is your favorite move and play? Why?
A 5: Top plays: “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl, “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard. NOTE: Shakespeare gets it’s own category. In terms of the Bard: “Cymbeline”, “Twelfth Night”, “Richard the 3rd”, and “Hamlet.”
Top movies: “The Lord of the Rings” (yes, counting it as one movie. If I had to pick, “Return of the King”), “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “Mirrormask”, “The Little Mermaid” (I also love “The Wizard of Oz”, “Apollo 13”, and “A League of Their Own”.) NOTE: I’m putting movie musicals in a separate category. “Damn Yankees” has to be up there along with many other wonderful ones.
Musicals – Don’t make me choose! (Though “Wicked”, “Damn Yankees”, “Pippin”, and “Into the Woods” are particularly special to me.)
This is hard! Technically, they’re all brilliantly done. But the reason they’ve become my favorites is that they speak to me on a very personal level. And that’s something you can’t really quantify…
Q 6: What surprised you the most about “Twilight: The Musical!”
A 6: I guess just what overwhelmingly wonderful response we’ve gotten to it. And how much the cast truly became like a family. I don’t go an entire week without seeing several of the wonderful performers in the show – and some I talk to almost daily.
Q7: Are there any funny stories about rehearsals or the play that you would like to share?
A 7: Oh, too many to write! Some of them are kind of inside jokes, so I don’t know how well they’d translate to someone who wasn’t there…
Don’t know how funny this is, but, when the full show is released – in the ballet studio scene at the end of act one, when I’m attacked and fly across the stage. The loud bang you can hear is actually the sound of my head cracking against the floor. Sometimes accidents happen in stage combat. But I “used” it, and I think the screaming is especially realistic. J
There was a lot of improv that happened both in rehearsals, and onstage. Eddie’s brilliant voice as Caius was not present until literally, I believe, opening night. We had no idea he was going to do it (he’d never done it before), and it was all we could do to keep from dying laughing.
The word “ramonious” was made up for the show (it’s a portmanteau of “Redundant and Erronious.”)
Basically, there was just a lot of laughter in rehearsal, and a lot of suppressing it on stage.
Q 8: Who is your favorite “Twilight” character?
A 8:I think I’m going to have to go with Bella on this one, in terms of the books and movies. In terms of the musical, I like Caius, Aro, Renesmee, Boy #1, and Harry Potter.
Q 9: Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Why?
A 9: Have to go with Team Edward. The star crossed, soul mates relationship was just set up so strongly in the first book, I don’t think anyone could out do that for me. And personally, I tend to go more for the tortured poet type than the jock… J
Q 10: If you could change the ending, or anything in the book series would you, what would it be, and why?
A10: I think the story is interesting, unexpected, and satisfying. I think that any artistic work functions as a complete piece, and you can’t change elements of it without changing the whole. As such, I wouldn’t change anything about it.
Q 11:What are your upcoming projects?
A 11: I have several projects that I’m working on at the moment. As I’m writing this I’m in rehearsal for an industry reading of a new play of mine called “Trial” – which couldn’t be further from “Twilight: The Musical.” I’m performing in a concert coming up in a couple weeks as well. I’m also in the middle of development/filming for a wonderful webseries called: “Blank Paige”, and I have a workshop of yet another play: “The Death of Emily Webster” going up in October. I also have some very exciting projects in the works that I’m not at liberty to discuss at the moment. You can find out more on my facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Griffin/143987672287262. On the page there’s also a link to my personal youtube channel.
This is towards the end of the play but its MY FAVORITE SCENE. If you have not read Twilight book 4. Then this is a Spoiler. But if you have read. THIS IS SOOO FUNNY!!!! This is Jacob singing to Renesmee about Imprinting on an Infant
I recently had the opportunity to interview Kimberly Dunbar, (Via e-mail). Kim played Rosalie Hale and a brief scene as Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the musical. I would have to say that Kim makes a better Rosalie then Nikki Reed. Kim has a beautiful voice and was a great part of the play.
You can watch excerpts from the Concert at the Twilight youtube link:
Kimberly Dunbar has had an exciting stat to the year branching into new frontier. Her first solo cabaret ‘Kim Dunbar’s Dangerous Liaison’ at the Metropolitan Room, and the completion of her first cd “for Jackson” NY Credits include: CABARET: Kim Dunbar’s Dangerous Liaison & Ladies Night 1 & 2 at the Metropolitan Room, A Lady & Her Tramp at the Laurie Beechman, Tony Fusco in Concert at Feinstein’s, Shhh! at The Triad, Heart & Music, Broadway in the Park at Harlem Meer, Don’t Trust Anyone over 30 PRODUCER: Twilight in Concert! OFF-BROADWAY: Magpie, Lorenzo OFF-OFF-BROADWAY: Séance, The Fair-Haired Boy, Lawyer for the Criminally Insane, Rocky Horror Picture Show. EDUCATION: BFA- DePaul University & Cert of Performance- American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). UPCOMING: Annual Gala for Help in of the Way, Ladies Night 3 at the Laurie Beechman, A Lawyer & His Ladies.AEA. For more information www.kimberlyrdunbar.com
Kimberly, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to answer some questions. I really appreciate it.
Q1: What would you like to say about The Musical?
A1: What a project. What a cast. I was lucky to be surrounded by an exceptionally talented cast. The amount of creative genius in the room at each rehearsal was staggering. Both the film and the concert were intense, action-packed projects, and it really blew me away how everyone stepped up to the plate and worked it out. It was also exciting to get the opportunity to write my own lyrics for my song in the show.
Q2: How long have you been singing and acting?
A2: As long as I can remember, but I didn’t start formal training until I started high school.
Q3: What is it about Singing and acting that interest you?
A3: When I was a kid everything was a song, “my mom grounded me la la la.” That coupled with my deep love to connect. (On Sesame Street, “One of these things is not like the other…” I was the kid trying to find the similarities.) Music and acting can bridge any gap, it’s magic.
Q4:What other plays have u acted in?
A4: Plays, not so much, my background was in opera. Mainly because I wanted to learn how to sing healthily. Most of my friends went off to college and destroyed their voices. I figured if I learned how to do it in a healthy way I could sing whatever I wanted for as long as I wanted.
Q5: What is your favorite play you ever acted in?
A5: I haven’t played the role, but I have huge heart for ‘Katharina’ in Taming of the Shrew. I heart Shakespeare.
Q6: How did you come to be apart of the Twilight: The Musical, and how did you meet Ashley?
A6: Ashley and I met in an acting class, we did a scene together and voila… connection made. When she contacted me to play Rosalie, and then asked if I wanted to write my own song.. I was giddy.
Q7: What was it about the play that made you want to be a part of the show?
A7: I love new works. The opportunity to actual create the role is always exciting. On top of that taking something so iconic and throwing in a pinch of me to the mix… Who wouldn’t jump at that?
Q8: What are you most proud of with the Musical?
A8: How it finally came to life.
Q9: What made you want to play Rosalie instead of any of the other characters?
A9: Haha… I never got to play someone who’s special powers were ”to be smokin’ hot”. Good for the ego. Plus we are so different.
Q10: In what ways are you similar and different from Rosalie?
A10: Well obviously we’re both smoking hot! Haha.. Let’s see similarities: I do like center stage and babies. Beyond that, we’re two very different ladies. I was never the head turner in high school. I was friends with everyone, in fact I was nick named “Queen of the rejects” because I couldn’t stand to see people left out. And although I do have my days, I’m generally not what you might call ‘bitchy’.
Q11: If you could of played another part what role would you have wanted to play and why?
A11: Anyone of them honestly, with such rich, fun and diverse characters, they all tempt me.
Q12: What else would you like to say about playing Rosalie?
A12: I miss the hair. I had a lovely extension I nick named “Rosalie.” I miss wearing her.
Q13: What was the most challenging thing about playing Rosalie?
A13: Doing that flip in the dance number with those extensions. Nearly had to staple them to my head.
Q14: What inspired the scene with Buffy?
A14: Holy water, stakes, crosses, it was all a bust! I think it was the irony that none of the known rules of vampire slaying applied in the ‘Twilight’ world. And what better way to example that than the queen of vampire slaying trying to insert her understandings into the ‘Twilight’ realm.
Q15: If you could do anything different what would it be?
A15: Ah, there’s always something to tweak, fix, clean, take to the next level… I think if all actors could set the amount of rehearsal time, shows wouldn’t open.
Q16: What surprised you the most?
A16: The cast’s abilities never ceased to amaze me.
Q17: Have you read all the Twilight Books?
A17: Haha… I tried, desperately. I like to be properly prepared, but I couldn’t make it past the first chapter. I did watch the movies, and read every synopsis I could get my hands on however.
Q18: Who is your Favorite twilight character?
A18: Jacob. I’m over my bad boy phase.
Q19: So I have to ask Team Edward or Team Jacob?
A19: Again, Jacob, I don’t trust pale men. haha.
Q20: Are there any funny stories about rehearsals or the play that you would like to share?
A20: Actually it was the first night, when we all sat down and watched the first Twilight together. Two words: ma-gic.
Q21: Is there anything else about the show that you would like to share?
A21: I’m really proud of everyone involved. Ashley created something very original, and with the tag teaming of very talented cast mates and composers, brought something unbelievable together.
Q22: What would you like to say to the fans?
A22: Keep on getting that word out there, I’m desperate to wear ‘Rosalie’ again!
Q23: What are you doing now?
A23: I have a hand full of cabarets I’m working on right now. Ladies Night 3- is first up at the Laurie Beechman, June 13th. I just finished my first cd “for Jackson.” Beyond that, I always have my hand in something; you’ll just have to stay tuned. www.kimberlyrdunbar.com
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mandee Kulaga, (Via e-mail). Mandee played Alice in the musical. Mandee was absolutely wonderful in her role as Alice. I feel like she Portrayed Ashley Greene ( the actress in the movie) version of Alice quite well, while at the same time putting a bit of her own interpretation of Alice into the role, while still staying true to the character. Mandee is very funny, and is just wonderful.
You can watch excerpts from the Concert at the Twilight youtube link:
Mandee graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2009 earning her B.F.A. in Theatre with a second major in English & American Literature. Mandee also studied with the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School as well as Stone street Studios for film and television. Mandee has performed regionally as Kelsi in High School Musical and High School Musical 2 at Atlanta’s Legacy Theatre and performed internationally as Lysistrata in Lysistrata in Florence, Italy. Favorite roles include: Alice Cullen (Twilight: the Musical!), Mammy Yokum (Li’l Abner), Emily Webb (Our Town), Gilmer (Godspell), and Cinderella (Fairy Tales- original cast, with Ashley Griffin), and Dawn (All in the Timing). Technical credits include original lighting design for Songs I Never Heard with You (AJ Heekin, NYU), What a Man! (NYU- Experimental Theatre Wing), and for Elephants on Parade (EBE Ensemble, NYC). Mandee is also a published children’s writer and enjoys ballet, running, reading, and playing the guitar. You can follow Mandees’ blog at http://whitegooseofthalia.blogspot.com
Mandee, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to answer some questions. I really appreciate it.
Q1: How long have you been singing and acting?
A1: I began my career on the boards when I was five. I was in a musical version of Jack & the Giant at this outdoor theater in my hometown. I played one of the Magic Beans. And yes, it was as epic as it sounds.
Q2: What is it about Singing and acting that interest you?
A2: My love for musical theater is simple, really. It’s all about joy. I just want to make people happy. But I also want to communicate things, as well, and there’s nothing like music for the power of communication. I love that music and theatre always comes with a message but is still always open for interpretation. Freedoms within form— take these beautiful words and melodies, you know, and just put your voice to it and then have a conversation with the audience. It’s just this cosmic communication fest!
Q3: How did you come to be a part of the play and how did you meet Ashley?
A3: Haha! That is an involved story, but the long and the short of it is that I met Ashley when I was a freshman at Tisch. I was doing some mandatory crew assignment hanging lights somewhere, and one of the other crew members told me about the opportunity to work on Ashley’s thesis project, and I wound up being this little freshman stage manager/understudy worker bee, and Ash and I have been creative partners ever since. How did I get pulled into the Twilight Zone? Ashley saw/read “Twilight” or whatever and hatched this diabolical plan of hers, called me, and was simply like, “You must play Alice.” I had no idea what she was talking about, but with Ashley you learn to just be like, “Yeah, let’s go!” and then see what happens.
Q4: What was it about the play that made you want to be a part of the show?
A4: Listen, this musical is hilarious. And it’s super fun. Need I say more?
Q5: What are you most proud of with the Musical?
A5: Most proud of? Hmmm. “Dance Around” is pretty bomb. I’m pretty proud of our little company for kicking it into gear for that one. Also, I’m pretty proud of the balloon animals I constructed during the show. Those poodles should be in a museum.
Q6: What made you want to play Alice instead of any of the other characters?
A6: Who wouldn’t want to play Alice? She’s great! First of all, seeing the future is an awesome superpower, and it lends itself to a lot of opportunities for jokes and comedic outlets, so it was fun to think about how to make that funny. Also, Alice just has a heart of gold. She loves Edward, she loves Bella, and she also kind of loves the drama of the whole saga, though she tries to hide it. She’s sincere, but she is not above getting caught up in the story herself.
Q7: In what ways are you similar and different from Alice?
A7: I’m a lot like Alice physically (“the little pixie one”) and also in mannerisms (e.g., spritely), and I’d like to think I share with her the desire to help and remain loyal. And I, too, can see the future, so that’s something.
Q8: What was the most challenging thing about playing Alice?
A8: One challenge of playing Alice is that she is sort of spacey while remaining spritely and enthusiastic. It’s hard to find the balance of those two characteristics, but it’s a really funny combination and perfect for the Twilight universe. Oh, and slow-motion-vampire baseball might be the best thing fiction has ever given the world. I loved working on the patented Alice-pitch.
Q9: If you could do anything different what would it be?
A9: What would I do differently? Just, more. You can always do/prepare/explore/more. A character is never finished, and I think I would have played more with that spacey yet spritely combo more. Tried to perfect it and pull more comedy from that.
Q10: If you could have played other part what role would you have wanted to play and why?
A10: If I hadn’t played Alice, I probably would have wanted to play Hermione because I am just never typed as the villain, and Hermione would be a fun one to try. She is just the most absurd/amazing villain. She would be a blast to play.
Q11: What surprised you the most?
A11: Brik’s range.
Q12: Have you read all the Twilight Books?
A12: Eeeek, confession: I haven’t read any of the Twilight books. I have seen the first two films, though.
Q13: So I have to ask… Team Edward or Team Jacob?
A13: I might… I might be Team Jacob. Edward just needs to chill out for most of this saga. Jacob can be a little weird, but he was always really devoted, and I like the idea of Bella and Jacob having been friends their whole lives. Edward might be a little too broody for me. That being said, in the argument of vampire vs. werewolf, I am totally vampire all the way. It’s a conflict, I know. I’m okay with it.
Q14: Is there any funny stories about rehearsals or the play that you would like to share?
A14: Haha! This whole production was just one epic string of funny episodes/misfires. I honestly can’t even pinpoint one specifically one right now. I’m sure they’ll all come to me later on today now.
Q15: What would you like to say to the fans?
A15: Thanks for loving the art of parody and for enjoying music, dancing, and theatre as much as I do! Twilight is all about having fun for the sake of having fun, and there’s a lot of value in that, if you ask me. Indulging in some music and laughter never did anything but good, so play on!
Q16: What are you doing now?
A16: I’m actually living abroad right now in Athens, Greece. I’ve been here for almost a year now, and I’ve been teaching English at a middle school. I’ve also been one of the coaches for the forensics team (Speech and Debate, that is) on campus, so I’ve been working with budding actors who participated in the Duet Acting competition. I’ve really enjoyed learning a new language and traveling, but I’ll admit I cannot wait to get back to the greatest city in the world: the one and only New York City!
Thank you Mandee, for taking time out of your busy schedule, to answer these questions. Good luck In Athens. You are doing great things there. You are AMAZING!! Mandee I know you will go far with your career and continue to great things.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Stephanie Leh, (via e-mail). Stephanie had many roles in the musical: Angela Weber, Hermione Granger, Leah Clearwater. Stephanie is an amazing actress. I loved her performance as Hermione and her song Die, Bella, Die. It gave me chills and to this day still gets stuck in my head. I know what you are thinking…. What does Hermione have to do with Twilight? She’s from Harry Potter! Well you will have to watch the play on our YouTube channel to find out!
You can watch excerpts from the Concert at the Twilight YouTube link:
Stephanie Leh is a New York City-based actor. She received a BA in Theater from Messiah College. She has been seen in the city as Hermione in Twilight: The Musical and Hope in Urinetown the Musical. She performed as the Lead Female Production Singer on Carnival Cruise Lines’ M/S Inspiration. Currently, she is on tour with ArtsPower’s National Touring Theater as Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, and this summer will be recording original music for Eric McGee’s Play The Music Softly. You can check out her website at http://web.me.com/stephanie.leh
Stephanie, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to answer some questions. I really appreciate it. I really loved all the characters you played but especially Hermione, which really was my favorite character in the play.
Q1: How long have you been singing and acting?
A1: My first real performance, other than singing to stuffed animals on my hearth, was at the age of 6, performing with LA’s Showbiz Kids when I lived in California.
Q2: What is it about singing and acting that interest you?
A2: I feel the most alive when I sing! I know it’s a gift that’s been given to me from God, and I get a lot of joy sharing that gift with people. I definitely feel the most comfortable on stage than anywhere else. It’s where I’m supposed to be :)
Q3: What other plays have you acted in?
A3: Besides high school and a lot of college productions, I have done two musicals at the Bethel Theater in Minneapolis (Jane Eyre: the Musical and The Mystery of Edwin Drood). I did a production of Urinetown this past September in New York City, and I’m currently on tour with a children’s theater company playing Anne in Anne of Green Gables.
Q:4 What is your favorite play you ever acted in?
A4 :I think my favorites would have to be playing Jane Eyre, and Hope in Urinetown. Very different roles, but both were so much fun to play!
Q5: How did you come to be a part of the Twilight: The Musical, and how did you meet Ashley?
A5: I auditioned for Twilight when I returned from working on a cruise ship last year as a singer. I was away during the making of the film which was why I wasn’t involved in that. Ashley and I met in 2008 because we go to the same church and they hold a Musical Theater Singers Forum every month for people to come sing and get to know each other. We hit it off pretty quickly!
Q6: What was it about the play that made you want to be a part of the show?
A6:I’ve read all the Twilight books, but I’m even more of a Harry Potter fan and when I saw how brilliantly Ashley incorporated those characters I knew I had to be a part of it! And overall I just thought the book was extremely well written and I enjoyed the music a lot too!
Q7: What are you most proud of in the musical?
A7: Definitely my solo in Die, Bella Die. That took a lot of vocal strength and I was proud to have pulled it off!
Q8: Yes Stephanie I agree, your solo Die, Bella Die was one of my favorite parts of the play. So you had so many parts in the play. What character was your favorite to play and why?
A8: Hermione by far. Though Leah was fun to play too. I only played her for one scene but I thought the Pack song was hilarious.
Q9: If you could have played another part, what role would you have wanted to play and why?
A9: Probably Bella, but don’t tell Ashley :)
Q10: If you could have dropped a character that you played which would it be?
A10: Honestly I enjoyed them all!
Q11: In what ways are you similar and different from Hermione or any of the characters you played?
A11: Even though Hermione gets carried away, she is very loyal to her friends, and I’d like to think that I am too.
Q12: What was the most challenging thing about playing multiple characters?
A12: Once we got to Act 2 I was only playing Hermione which helped but I think just keeping track of which costume pieces to put on when was the hardest part about the reading.
Q13: Who was the most challenging to play?
A13: Hermione, because I had big monologues, she was definitely the largest role I played.
Q14: What is your favorite scene?
A14: Die Bella Die/Happy Birthday Bella
Q15: Have you read all the Twilight Books?
Q16: Which book is your favorite and why?
A16: The 1st and 4th…Hermione is right when she says the middle ones are just angst ridden teens! There were a lot of emotions to sift through !
Q17: So, Team Edward or Team Jacob?
A17: Team Edward!
Q18: Harry Potter or Twilight?
A18: Harry Potter…sorry :)
Q19: Is there any funny stories about rehearsals or the play that you would like to share?
A19: We had a lot of fun during rehearsals, I really enjoyed learning Eddie’s choreography to Dance Around! He’s such a talented dancer and choreographer, and watching him as he taught us was a lot of fun. Learning the Pack song and discovering funny parts (like flipping off Michael when he tells me to take my shirt off) was a lot of fun too. I made some great friend from the cast and I’m so thankful for that as well!
Q20: Is there anything else about the show that you would like to share?
A20: I’m just really excited for Ashley, she did such a great job writing the show and I hope great things happen with it!
Q21: What would you like to say to the fans?
A21:Thanks for keeping up with us, guys! You are the best! You’re the reason our job is so much fun!
Q22: What are you doing now?A22: Finishing up this tour, and then who knows!
Thank you Stephanie for taking time to answer questions. Good Luck with your tour. I wish I lived closer by so I could see it. I recommend that anyone that is in the NY NJ area to go and see her in Anne. Stephanie, you are amazing and I know you will go far with your career.