One of the traditions that we do in theater for the big musical is the Duke of York. It's a chant we sing before we go on stage at every show. When we start Duke of York, all of the seniors go to the middle, create a circle, face out towards the people looking in at the seniors. And we put our hands in the circle. And each night we do a count into the name of the shows that we've done. So for mine it was, one, two, three, Hairspray. One, two, three, West Side Story. One, two, three, Footloose. So I've seen all those seniors say all the plays, all the productions that they've done. And then when it was my time, we got into that circle, said those things, turned around and start that Duke of York chant.
It just gets everyone fired up and ready to go. It was the best, it was so worth all those years. It was one of those things that when I got to production time I had forgotten about, and when they said seniors to the middle, it just filled me with so much passion and I was so ready to go. It was the best. I love that tradition.