Community theatre at its finest: Florida Chautauqua Theatre presents 'The Aristocats'

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 15:55 PM.

"I have the best job in the world," she said. "If there are no children to direct in heaven, I'm going to be disappointed."

As a former elementary school teacher, she knows how to corral large groups of kids — even if that means being stern.

"I can be rough," she said. "I expect the best behavior on and off stage."

She points to a small figurine, it's Cruella de Vil, the villian in "101 Dalmatians."

"That's what they call me," she said with a laugh.

Mistakes will be made on stage, Campbell-Work said, which is OK. What matters is how you react. If a student falls or misses a line, she teaches them to pick themselves up and keep going.

"Don't come to the play expecting perfection, because these are children. Of course, with the little ones, it doesn't matter because they're so cute," she said with a laugh. "But it's going to be great. The energy will infect you."



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