Ginger (front right) with other cast members
Ginger Willis, a designer with Sims Patrick Studio, showed that she has talent in areas other than designing! She performed in the musical The Music Man, by Meredith Wilson and presented by the Smyrna Village Players. Click here to see a short video of one of their dress rehearsals.
Her character was Zaneeta, the mayor's daughter who is in love with Tommy, the town troublemaker. Her part involved a lot of dancing. The whole family got involved! Her husband, Haisten, played trombone in the pit ensemble. Her mom, Jane, was a part of the crew as a spotlight operator.
Ginger described the experience, saying, “I was a dancing machine! I really enjoyed myself. I did musicals and similar performances in elementary school through my freshman year of college. This is the first performance like this I have been involved in since then. I saw a call for auditions, and something told me to go for it! I knew absolutely no one in the cast or crew in the beginning, and now I have a lot of new friends that I run into all the time in my community.”