Last night was HUGE Theater’s 4th Anniversary and it was celebrated by a show featuring performers from different groups. The house was packed from front to back with beaming smiles and an electricity that would make Ben Franklin blush. As I was sitting and enjoying the performances, I thought to myself “How lucky are we?” How lucky are we to have a community of artists that will bend over backwards for each other onstage and offstage with unflinching selflessness. How lucky are we to have such performance variation in style, form and creativity. How lucky are we to be able to blend everything together to create a unique brand that thrives within the Twin Cities.

We are living a dream. Together. In a community that works feverishly for all the right reasons. So, pinch me. I might be dreaming. If I wake up, at least I’ll know what it was like to be a part of something that we, as artists, strive for. If I don’t wake up, good.

How lucky are we?

Well, I don’t know if luck is the right word, but it sure is special to be a part of the ride.