For a few years, Robin Hall has taken the lead on quality productions at Sequim High School including the popular operettas.
This summer through Peninsula Family Theaters she and a large cast and crew finish their run of “Les Misérables” at Sequim High School auditorium running 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 31-Aug.2.
Tickets are at the door, beyondthebarricades.com/tickets, penfamtheater.org and by calling 460-1432.
Hall’s family has been here since 1953 and her husband Jeff and seven children, six sons and one daughter ages 29-13, are members of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
During the school year, she works for the Sequim School District and Jamestown’s Indian Education program. In the summer, she works with their summer youth culture program.
Hall’s first operetta performance came as a freshman in Sequim High School as Bet in “Oliver” in 1978.
She was elected Sequim Irrigation Festival queen in 1982.
She started helping behind the scenes in the school’s 1994 production of “Little Mary Sunshine” as music director and choreographer. She stopped choreographing and took on directing duties when John Lorentzen, high school choir teacher, moved to Sequim and Christie Rutherford, former high school plays director, retired.
Question 8: What is your favorite food?
Hall: Chocolate but I guess that’s typical of an older woman.
Bonus Question 1: What is your favorite place to eat in town?
Hall: It was El Cazador. Their refried beans were the best.
Question 19: What is your favorite part of your job?
Hall: I love the operetta and school plays and seeing kids grow and learn about their lives and watching it change them. We have kids who haven’t found their niche yet but then their grades start to go up and they find friends.
Usually, that’s how it goes in drama programs. Anyone who comes in is accepted.
(Another favorite part) is to watch parents’ faces and be amazed by their children. It’s so great to see how theater can change lives.
Bonus Question 2: What’s a play you hope to do again?
Hall: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” I love it. There are so many ways you can do it. I know in the next 10 years I’ll do it again. It’s such a fun show.
Question 40: What’s something you wish you were better at?
Hall: Dance. I’m a choreographer but I’m not a dancer. I know what I want though. I’m kind of like those Russian coaches who coach girls gymnastics. They can’t do it themselves but they know how to coach it.
Question 41: Who is one person you’d like to arm wrestle?
Hall: Donny Osmond because I want to meet him.
Bonus Question 3: Could you beat him?
Hall: No, that’s not the point.
Question 50: What is the greatest driving song ever?
Hall: “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar because of the lyrics. It makes you want to speed up.
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