I'm going to start with a story that starts at 1976. I'm 26 years old living in New York city. I'm an actress, of course, as an actress, you're always looking for your next job. So I get a call that they're looking for a Prissy for a musical version of Gone With the Wind.
Now I had heard about a musical version of Gone With the Wind a few years prior. I think it started on the West coast and then it ended up in London. I don't know what happened to it after that. So this was a call -they were trying to cast a Prissy for a Dallas Summer Musicals, a production that would go to a few other cities.
And if everything went well, it would come back to Broadway in the fall. So I wanted to audition. Plus I, I loved watching, Butterfly McQueen in that movie. And so I thought, well, yeah, I'd like to be Prissy and a musical version of Gone With the Wind.