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My name is Madlené and I am from South Africa. I have been privileged enough to be able to experience the American culture and get to know a variety of amazing people living here. I enjoy travelling and discovering new places but above all I love meeting new people and learning about their culture while sharing mine as well.

In my free time I enjoy reading a good book or two and of course I am addicted to Netflix (Not my fault . . . it’s those 10 seconds they give you to choose whether you want to go on with the show or stop and I seem to miss clicking the stop button every time).  I love writing songs and performing in front of others. Over the weekend, I like hanging out with my friends, going to see theatre performances and discovering new places to hike, eat or just to have fun.

I am majoring in Performance Theatre and want to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.

I am excited to share my college experience with you and I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

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Events happening this April!

A look into what events MC has to offer this month of April 2019.   Work Cited Fame Anderson - You Won't Get Me Down Bok van Blerk - Sing Afrikaner Sing

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Professor for a semester!

This week I wanted to highlight and talk about a few professors I've had class with, what the experience was, and what expectations you might have to prepare yourself for when you get them as…

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Black Box Players NYC outing!

Just before spring break, the Black Box Players took a trip to New York City, where we saw two wonderful productions Come From Away and By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. We had the great…

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MC’s Summer Dinner Theatre Program

Montgomery College offers a great program for students over the summer, Summer Dinner Theatre, where students can audition for shows and apply for internships on the technical side of the theater. This summer the musicals…

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Directing scenes, Auditions!

This semester I am taking Directing as one of my classes and we have to present a scene at the end of this semester. If you ever wondered what it felt like to be on…

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MC Carpool Karaoke!

Join me this week with the Raptor Rhythms as we do an MC Carpool Karaoke, warming you up for the upcoming auditions of our next production here at MC! Thank you to Natalia and Lenox…

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Compleat Female Stage Beauty and what to expect!

Do yourself a favour and come out to the Rockville campus to see Compleat Female Stage Beauty. Set in the 1660's in London, we go on a journey with Kynaston, Betterton, Margaret, King Charles II,…

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Introducing Compleat Female Stage Beauty!

The Spring semester has started and our talented MC theater students have been working day and night on the next show, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, here on the Rockville campus. This week I am honored…

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Next semester! Look no further! Theatre classes!

Congratulations you are almost done with your FALL semester!!! As fun as your break ahead seems, you probably have to start looking at what classes to take next semester. LOOK NO FURTHER! The Theatre Department…

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Sharing is caring!

This week I decided to talk to a few of our fellow students and learn a little bit more about them like, 'What your major is.' and 'What you like about MC.' Thank you to…

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* Make-Up Class! *

A little insight into one of the classes I'm taking this semester. Make-Up Techniques is a class you can take at MC every Fall semester, taught by our fabulous Professor, Peter Zakutansky. Thank you to…

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Nathan the Wise

Join me this week and share in another brilliant production, Nathan the Wise, created by our talented students and faculty. When: Tonight    (9 Nov 2018)   8pm               Saturday…

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MC has a radio station!

This week I went over to the Technical Center to talk to my friend, Kinsey, about the radio station here at MC. Do yourself a favour and tune in. Link: www.eradiowmcr.com Instagram: @whylinout Work cited:…

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Party to the Polls!

Join MC in making a difference by getting the chance to vote early! Party To The Polls takes place on Friday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on all three campuses. More information:…

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What is the Black Box Players?

Black Box Players is one of the many clubs we have at Montgomery College and this week I met up with Bill Kassay to talk about the club, what they do and how you can…

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HAIR the Musical!

Hey all Join me this week as our show, Hair, opens at MC's Rockville campus at the PAC (Performing Arts center). I'm proud to present my beautifully talented cast and crew member who have worked…

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HAIR!!! Sitzprobe

A little insight to what goes into creating a musical! This week I wanted to invite you to see what we do to prepare for a musical and a sitzprobe is one of the processes…

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REGISTER and V – to the – O – to the – T – to the – E !

Hey all - welcome to the fall semester at Montgomery College. I am psyched to be a vlogger for MC Voices this semester and I hope you enjoy and share my experiences with me. For…

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Mr-Burns

Mr. Burns A Post-Electric Play

Afrikaans word of the week: Bromponie – It is a scooter that you drive around with. Hey All! Welcome back to MC Voices and what a semester it has been! Thank you for sticking with…

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artwalk1

The W@lk of Art

Afrikaanse word of the week: Braai – you might compare it to a barbecue but it is the complete opposite and the complete package. When you braai in South Africa, it is a whole social…

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MC’s Got Talent!

Afrikaans phrase of the week: “Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou” – Directly translated to "Jackal weds Wolf's wife". It has two meanings. One is weather related, when it is raining and the sun is…

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Black Box Players

Afrikaans word of the week: Jol [jawl] is a term used for ‘party’ or to ‘have fun’. Eg. ‘We had a jol last night!’ And that is exactly what we did over the weekend. The…

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New discoveries!

Afrikaans word of the week: Aartappelskyfies/slaptjips –  Or as you know them, french fries. Depending on how proper you want to be, aartappelskyfies is the pure Afrikaans word whereas slaptjips is the local slang and…

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Summer Theatre Internship Opportunities!

Afrikaans word of the week: Lekker - It means pleasing, tasty, nice, good, great, delicious. Lekker is used for just about anything you find nice. "How was the party? Lekker," "I met a lekker chick…

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Bazinga!

Afrikaanse word of the week: Bra/bru – If you want to call someone your friend for example. "Hey my bru; Bra what are we doing tonight?" Some might only see Montgomery College as a starting…

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Who is the true ENEMY?

Afrikaans word of the week: Eish (aysh): General exclamation that can be used in positive and negative contexts. What is the truth really? Some might say that it is a fact or belief that has come…

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“When the glory comes!”

Afrikaans word of the week: ja-nee – literally "yes-no", an expression of positive confirmation. Example : Dis warm vandag. ("It's hot today") : Ja-nee ("Indeed") You are sitting in a diner, not a vindictive bone…

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A new semester!

Welcome Bienvenue Willkommen Bienvenido ยินดีต้อนรับ (yin dee dtôn ráp) (ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً 歡迎光臨 [欢迎光临] (huānyíng guānglín) स्वागत (svāgat) Welkom ようこそ (yōkoso) Bem-vindos Hoan nghênh Ngiyakwemukela A new year, a new semester and…

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You’ve got this dude!

Thursday quote: “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me . . . You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth…

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You’d be surprised . . .

Thursday quote: “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." - Dalai Lama - As students we tend to juggle a lot and…

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Attitude of the heart

Thursday Quote: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser - I’m sure a lot of you have been looking forward…

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What is your aMeriCa?

Thursday quote: “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope on earth.” – Abraham Lincoln Welcome back and thank you for reading…

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Bits and Bytes

Thursday quote: “The written word endures, the spoken word disappears.” – Neil Postman – If this is your first time here, welcome! I encourage you to check out my fellow bloggers and vloggers pages as…

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I put a spell on you!

Thursday quote: “Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble” – William Shakespeare – First it was fall and now we are close to Halloween and before you know it our semester will…

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Because we can!!!

Thursday quote: “One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.” – Todd Smith - MIDTERMS!!!…

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When in Urinetown . . .

Thursday quote: “When darkness surrounds you and you lose your way, you have your own compass that turns night to day. And it's even with you before you depart, be still, hear it beating, it's…

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Rather safe than sorry!

Thursday quote: “Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and…

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“There’s no business like show business.”

Thursday quote: “Acting is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide, he exposes himself.” – Jeanne Moreau I want to start off by giving a SHOUT OUT to…

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