Okay, I feel like copying what the bhsplayers community people did when Drood ended, and praising people. I'll even be praising people who aren't actually going to be reading this, but deserve praise anyway. And if I don't mention you or don't give too many words, it's because I just didn't get to know you well enough. Boy, this'll be pretty funny considering that most of the people I'll be talking to won't read this, but I don't give a shit.
Patrick: I believe the exact quote you gave me during the auditions was "I don't want to play Romeo," or something basically that. You're too modest about things. Despite all your complaining about the small things, you did amazing. You are the man. I'd say more, except there's not much more to say, and damned if you're actually seeing this.
Bonnie: You know, the only other time I've seen you with a speaking part that wasn't simply one or two lines was in Frankenstein. I was quite surprised with you when I actually saw you playing the lead (and let's face it, Juliet is the larger of the two leads). You managed to play Juliet in a way I don't think I've seen before, as an intelligent girl. I'm also glad that I now count you among my friends. Especially since I believe I didn't like you that much during that camp thing that I vaguely remember us both doing a long time ago...
Emily: You have all the best qualities of the Nurse. That's the best way I can put it. It was great to share the stage with you, even for just one scene. No, two scenes. I said to myself in the very beginning that I wasn't going to make the friar some sort of comic relief, and even though you had more jokes than I did, you managed the same thing with the Nurse. I congratulate you.
Carrie: I wish I had actually gotten to know you more, I might have more words to say. As it is, though, you did well. You'd better do more plays at the theater project in the future, because you worked incredibly well in the ensemble for a first-timer. You've proven yourself to be an apt "straight man," to use the comedian's sense of the phrase (and as one myself, I heartily praise your talents). You've also been the only one of us who have managed to believably control Carl's outbursts, if only onstage. Now, if you could have managed to do the same thing offstage, I would have hugged you, which is not something I do quite often.
Carl: I don't know if you even have a livejournal, but you're one of those people who deserves to have something said about them anyway. Mercutio was your destiny. You managed to annoy me nine times out of ten backstage. And despite all my threats against you, either openly stated or kept to myself, you're still probably going to be the next Robin Williams or something.
Ben: I should probably start using surfer terms and calling you "bro." You're like my best friend. You're also one hell of an actor. I sincerely hope you find a way to work with taller actors, so you aren't always playing parents or bad guys. Because you obviously have a bigger range than what you're given with while working in high school productions.
Santina: I've got more praise about what's happened offstage than on, if only because there's simply more there. I didn't actually know you in the least, even during Voices last year. And, much like with Bonnie, I now am able to consider you one of my friends. You are batshit insane sometimes, and I mean that as a compliment. I also feel I have to thank you for enhancing Patrick's performance, both with the simple extra twinkle in his eye that I noticed after you started dating, and for helping him cry during the scene in Act 3 (I seriously cannot believe that I didn't know how you did it until today. I mean, I knew you had to be behind it somehow, because he never managed to cry so hard until after you got together, but I didn't get it until today...) You also did great onstage, but I'm running out of space for other people...
Aidan: Unfortunately, your roles onstage were too small for me to say "you were a true shining star," though you did do well. You are, however, a great friend, and one of the few people I can count on to do the intellectual equivalent of hitting me over the back of the head with a rubber chicken when I act stupid. And if you ever change your views on the world, I'll yell at you.
Cecilia: I don't believe we were ever formally introduced. That tends to happen a lot with people that my friends from the theater project are friends with at school, but usually those people don't become part of my circle anyway. You're one of those people who seems like they know it all, even if you don't, and you come across that way just naturally. I wish I could explain my impressions of you better. Basically, you're cool and smart, and you make a great narrator.
Sam N.: Okay, basically, same situation as Carl. When you run in to ask Lady Capulet to come down to the party, I still managed to chuckle even today. In Holes you complained that you preferred to play comedy. Here, you got two comedic roles that you mastered both of. My hat is off to you, sir. Though i don't normally wear a hat.
Alex: I'm sorry we're not better friends after this, but at least I can say that you did an amazing job. Not only were you able to believably play a guy, but you took a character that to me seemed just a total jackass, and actually made him human. Even just that simple touch of leaning against the pole when looking at Juliet's "dead" body made me see actual sorrow. My non-existant hat is off to you.
Okay, if I missed you, then join this community and post your own list without me on it. Don't feel offended, if I missed you, please. I just didn't have enough to write about, either because your part was too small, or because I didn't get to know you that well, or a combination of the two plus the belief that you probably weren't going to read this...