The Bushes see Chicago

A few minutes before our final matinee on Sunday, the cast of Chicago (which was presented by the Legacy Theater Company at Thornton Academy the last two weekends) was told that the hallway between the green room and the stage was being briefly closed off. In short order, we found out the reason why: George H. W. and Barbara Bush (along with their daughter Dorothy) were in the audience, and they'd been escorted in by secret service through the back door. The former president and his family, who spend large chunks of the summer at their Kennebunkport compound, apparently enjoy taking in local theater -- they saw A Chorus Line at the Ogunquit Playhouse a few weeks ago, and now our show, in Saco. They came backstage during intermission to meet the cast and take photos. Barbara Bush commented on my costume ("You forgot your clothing!"), #41 posed wirh our leading ladies, and the whole thing was kind of surreal. 

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