There’s No Business Like Show Business

Rocia rehearsing a scene with one of the actors

As soon as the Adult Program’s 2017 holiday show closed, Rocia Terry started thinking about next year’s theme. Every year, she leads our adult participants in creating the annual show that everyone at Frazer looks forward to. Rocia, who serves as our Program Coordinator, has a degree in Psychology, but it’s her minor in Theatre Arts that really comes in handy during show time.

Putting on a show definitely takes a village, and Rocia encourages participation in all aspects of the show. Because she gets to know each individual in our program, she has a keen instinct for what each person might bring to the table. If someone offers a suggestion for the show, she does her best to incorporate that idea into the script. Many participants have strong skills in visual arts and are recruited to help build and paint the sets. Parents and caregivers play a role too, by helping provide costume pieces, transportation, and most importantly, by playing the role of audience.

This year’s show included an emcee, singing, dancing, sketches, trivia questions, prizes, and a mini-version of The Nutcracker, replete with stage combat. The performers had a ball and so did the audience. Once the show was over and the participants helped to strike the set, the post-show celebrating began, as did the questions about what they were going to perform next year. We can’t wait!