With Christmas almost upon us, it has been time for Christmas preparations at the theatre, too. Voice recital is Dec 21st and it was the first time on stage rehearsing this week. Lauren, my darling student, said "It certainly feels different when you go from the studio to the stage, it is kind of scary." At which point Blue, the theatre dog, raced to the stage and threw himself on her feet. He either speaks English or reads minds, he knew his help was needed. He loves Lauren and the kids at the theatre. Not all of them appreciate his big furry help, but Lauren and her sister Halle are dog lovers and make him feel very needed, indeed.