Laura got cast in HCTO's youth production of Dr. Dolittle Jr.
She had an amazing time learning how to use a marionette. Her friend Jeanette made the dog marionette "Jip" and taught her how to work all 10 strings. She's excited to put this skill on her resume.
She gave Jip so much personality that kids couldn't help but reach out to try to pet it. I often found myself losing the story because I was watching her make it scratch, wag, run, sit, shake, steal food, etc.
It was a very complex and difficult skill to do while singing, acting, changing, and performing and she pulled it off with panache and maturity. She never had a tangled string or broke character throughout the entire play. That dog ran around with her everywhere, jumped on furniture, and I never saw her miss a beat. Well done!