Spotlight on Solsters and their families
I knew from an early age, I wanted to perform onstage. In 2008, when I was 8 years old, I was in my first show and was hooked. For 3 years, I performed in summer theatre camp shows, but it wasn’t until I acted in my first Sol summer camp show, in 2011, that I felt a part of a theatre family. My first day at the camp was incredible! Everyone was so kind and welcomed me with open arms. That summer, I played Gertrude in Seussical and worked with talented and encouraging cast, crew, coaches and directors. It made me want to be involved with Sol even more during the year, and in the fall, I auditioned for Narnia and was so ecstatic to be cast as Susan.
Since then, I have become a troupe member and performed in Sol’s productions of Guys & Dolls, The Ash Girl, and The Little Mermaid. Sol has offered so many opportunities in which I have learned and grown. At Sol, I have learned onstage and offstage aspects of theatre. The directors are knowledgeable and always supportive. Each time I’ve been in a show, I’ve had amazing experiences in a positive environment. I have even had the chance to perform with Sol in a preshow for the Florida Panthers. As a troupe member, I attend monthly workshops and meetings where I learn and spend time with so many great friends and have also volunteered for a variety of shows and events.
Sol is a second home to me. I feel like I’ve been a part of the Sol family for many years. I always love spending time there and performing on the Sol stage. I absolutely adore Rosalie and am so thankful for her in my life. I feel so lucky to have found Sol and cherish the skills, experiences, and friendships that I’ve acquired. Sol is the place for me.
Sol means the world to Brooke and, in turn, to our family. It is a wonderful feeling to know that our daughter has a place to go where she is respected, nurtured, taught and cared for, both as a performer and person. Sol teaches dedication to each show, performance and audience. The directors are always encouraging, and fellow Solsters are always supportive. Sol has provided everything from theater skills to great role models to friendships. Over the past two years, Brooke has grown in her craft and as a person there. She enjoys every minute she’s involved with Sol. Not only has Sol been a fantastic theatre for Brooke, but it has become a place of friends for our family where we enjoy viewing creative productions and participating in social events. Interchangeable with Sol is Rosalie Grant…a truly special person in all that she is and gives and who we are so incredibly thankful for.