Sept. 15th, 2014 & Sept. 17th, 2014!!!!!!!!

Happy Wedding Anniversary to James and Dolley Madison!!!!

And Happy Constitution Day, 2014!!!!!!!!!!

“43-year-old Congressman James Madison married 26-year-old widow Dolley Payne Todd. Throughout their 42-year-long marriage, Dolley was an indispensable aid to her husband’s career. There is no better illustration of their partnership than the remark from Charles Pinckney, who, upon losing the presidential election to Madison in 1812, claimed that he was “beaten by Mr. and Mrs. Madison.”” – James Madison’s Montpelier10710942_10154658308780193_4596468888380829754_n

As I begin my rehearsals in the musical, “Calamity Jane”, as Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, at Theater at Latitude 58, for our fall season, I am reminded of the special life changing memory I experienced at James Madison’s Montpelier on Sept. 17th, 2008 when I went there by myself for Constitution Day. it was there that I met Ralph Ketcham (foremost Madison scholar) and John Douglas Hall (foremost Madison impersonator/interpreter). I am now in Juneau Alaska again, pursuing my career in theatre, yet James Madison still has much to do with my future and my passion:)

Please stay tuned also for news about my upcoming second installment of “Calico 2: Reloaded”, Spring 2015 – a collection or original skits. Visit it’s Facebook page for more details!

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Happy Birthday to Dolley Madison, May 20th, 2014!!!! Calico:)

Happy Birthday to Dolley Madison, May 20th, 2014!!!!!

Her legacy shines always:)

And in honor of her, I am proud to announce my original skit showcase, which opens this weekend! Calico!!!!

May 23rd, 5:30pm @ The Gold Town Theatre

May 24th, 2pm @The Gold Town Theatre

May 25th, 2pm @The Gold Town Theatre

And article was published about my work in “Calico” today, May 22nd, 2014!!!!!!

http://m.juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-22/everetts-artistic-energy-feeds-calico

Thank you:)

God Bless!

 

 

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Happy 263rd Birthday to James Madison!!!!

Among all the busyness of my work at Theater at Latitude 58, as Captain Arthur Keller in The Miracle Worker, assistant director of Sadako, and sound manager for Danger the Dogyard Cat, God has now blessed me with the beginning of a week long break to rest and become well. It is with great joy that I announce and celebrate, therefore, the 263rd birthday of James Madison. Life has an interesting way of taking us around corners, but Madison is still with me. I just interpreted him at DZ Middle School on March 12th, and mentioned my birthday.

SO, Happy Birthday, Jemmy Madison!!!!!!!!!!!! I praise God for all he has blessed me with. Cheers! From Captain Arthur H. Keller:)

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Happy 245th Birthday, Dolley Madison!!!!! Monday, May 20th, 2013!!!!

I send this message in recognition and joyful celebration of Dolley Madison’s 245th birthday, this Monday, today, May 20th!!!!

I happily applaud and bow to all of you who actively and enthusiastically devote your time and energy to learning more about Dolley and her legacy, and who notably share this knowledge to others (that especially means Ms. Catherine Allgor, those of you at The Papers of James Madison, Ms. Lynn Uzzell, and Montpelier!).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolley_Madison

I am so happy to wish Dolley Payne Todd Madison, wife of President James Madison, a very Happy Birthday this day!!!!!

Dolley, thank you for the vivacious character, abundant love, and dancing grace that you possessed and shared to everyone around you! You completed James Madison’s life, the pearl of his love and affections, and I’ve no doubt that no matter where you are, you are smiling your warm charming smile to us here in the country Jemmy Madison helped create and you helped unite! We owe you a great deal.

Thank you, Dolley Madison and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!dolly_film_landingDolleyMadisondolley_madisonarticle_Dolley_Madisondolley-madisonlynn

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Happy 262nd Birthday to James Madison!!!!!!!!!!!! March 16th, 2013!!!!

As a newly graduated student from James Madison University, it gives me a bit of nostalgia to be writing about Madison’s birthday this year! Since graduation in Dec. 2012, I have clearly entered into a new season of life – and a new passion – for all things French language and French culture. However, Mr. Madison was passionate about the French and France, so I know it’s all right 🙂 God is guiding me the direction he wants me to go, and so I celebrate today in honor and love for James Madison’s 262nd Birthday, with reflection and awe 🙂

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEMMY MADISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

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Sept. 15th and Sept. 17th, Madison’s Wedding and Constitution Day 2012!!!!

Hello, dear Family, Friends, and Fellow Madison scholars,

It is with great joy that I announce again the significance of two days in the Madison annual celebrations list:)

Yesterday was the 218th anniversary of the wedding of James and Dolley Madison:)

James Madison was 43 and Dolley Payne Todd was 26 when the two of them married in Harewood Virginia (what is now in West Virginia), at Dolley’s sister Lucy Payne Washington’s big stone home. Madison had formally courted Dolley for four months after they met in Philadelphia May of 1794. Both lived in Philadelphia at the time, Madison a member of the House of Representatives and Dolley a widow living with her mother in a boarding house. Senator Aaron Burr gave the official introductions, and for James Madison it was love a first sight. He proposed to Dolley just before the summer began and as he nursed an ailing Frenchman stuck at Montpelier, he awaited Dolley’s reply. She was sick with malaria in North Carolina over the summer, but soon Madison received her answer: yes! Their marriage would last 42 years, and within those years the development of love would be so mutual between them that it still remains a beautiful mystery to this day:)

The second annual celebration we applaud is Constitution Day, Sept. 17th, of which JMU will be honoring tomorrow and Montpelier on Saturday, Sept 22nd:) In fact, I’ll be AT Montpelier all day for this celebration! YAY!

Sept. 17th, 1787, was, as we well know, the day that the delegates from the Continental Congress came together one last time from the separate 13 states and put their names to the document in Independence Hall that has now for over 200 years become the blueprint, the foundation of our democratic-republican nation. Madison was among these men. That time in Philadelphia, four months in the summer’s excruciating heat debating and shaping a government, would go down as perhaps the most remembered of James Madison’s achievements (among many). It was his hard work and devotion in particular that won him the title years later “The Father of the Constitution” because his mind was the power house behind The Virginia Plan, the document that became the skeleton of what the Constitution, essentially. Though, in his own words, Madison would reply, “You give me a credit to which I have no claim in calling me ‘the writer of the Constitution of the United States.’ This was not, like the fabled Goddess of Wisdom, the offspring of a single brain. It ought to be regarded as the work of many heads and many hands.” On Constitution Day, Sept. 17th, we remember those delegates in Philadelphia and recall the importance of the Constitution to our nation. I particularly celebrate James Madison and attribute in his honor that without him, we wouldn’t have our nation:) Our nation of Liberty and Learning! Thank you, Mr. Madison! Thank you, to all those delegates who labored so hard 224 years ago! We love the United States of America!

God Bless you all and do take care!

Most Sincerely, I am Yr. Obt. Srvt. and Fellow Madisonian, with Esteem,

Sarah Everett

President James Madison

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” – Matthew 6:21

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives,” – James Madison

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the World; a long journey, at a mild Season, thro’ a pleasant Country, in easy stages,” – James Madison

“Always look forward; Look back and you will fall over. And don’t ever quit, no matter what people will say. I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things I had done, not the things I hadn’t. When you reach the top, that’s when the climb begins,” – Michael Caine

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Happy 244th Birthday to Dolley Madison!!!! May 20th, 2012!

I send this message in recognition and joyful celebration of Dolley Madison’s 244th birthday, this Friday, May 20th!!!!

I happily applaud and bow to all of you who actively and enthusiastically devote your time and energy to learning more about Dolley and her legacy, and who notably share this knowledge to others (that especially means Ms. Catherine Allgor, those of you at The Papers of James Madison, and Montpelier!).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolley_Madison

I am so happy to wish Dolley Payne Todd Madison, wife of President James Madison, a very Happy Birthday this day!!!!!

Dolley, thank you for the vivacious character, abundant love, and dancing grace that you possessed and shared to everyone around you! You completed James Madison’s life, the pearl of his love and affections, and I’ve no doubt that no matter where you are, you are smiling your warm charming smile to us here in the country Jemmy Madison helped create and you helped unite! We owe you a great deal.

Thank you, Dolley Madison and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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Jemmy Madison!!! Happy 261st Birthday, March 16th, 2012!

Tomorrow, Friday March 16th, 2012, James Madison turns 261!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to James Madison, Father of the Constitution and the Fourth President of the United States! Thank you, Mr. Madison, for all you did for us and our political world!!!!!!!

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To celebrate, I am humbled to announce that God has granted me the honor of being in an article by The Chronicle of Higher Education! I post it and it’s link below:) Praise God!

http://chronicle.com/article/A-Presidents-Impersonator/131131/

March 11, 2012

A President’s Impersonator Comes to Class

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Meghan Pietraccini

Sarah M. Everett is a senior theater major at James Madison U. and a James Madison impersonator. At 5 feet 4 inches tall and 100 pounds, she is the same size as Madison, the smallest of the presidents.

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Meghan Pietraccini

Sarah M. Everett is a senior theater major at James Madison U. and a James Madison impersonator. At 5 feet 4 inches tall and 100 pounds, she is the same size as Madison, the smallest of the presidents.

By Don Troop

President James Madison died 176 years ago, but don’t be alarmed if you bump into him this week roaming the sidewalks of his namesake university in Harrisonburg, Va.

Sarah M. Everett, a theater major at James Madison University, is a James Madison impersonator who has gained attention for her portrayal of the nation’s fourth president. At 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing about 100 pounds, she is almost identical in size to the soft-spoken Madison.

This week, on what would have been Madison’s 261st birthday, Ms. Everett will don a three-cornered hat, a hand-tailored double-breasted coat with tails, and shoes from the period, and socialize as Madison with her fellow students and campus visitors. She’ll also wear a white wig, although Madison displayed his own hair.

“When I’m dressed as Madison, first person, I expect to be treated as Madison,” she says. “I never break character at any time when I’m dressed as James Madison, even in class.”

Ms. Everett became something of a sensation two years ago when she arrived at the university as a transfer student from Juneau, Alaska, and began appearing in her Madisonian regalia. She had initially feared she’d be humiliated by her peers. Instead, she was embraced.

When she’s in character, she says, people don’t call her Sarah. “They call me ‘Mr. Madison’ or ‘Mr. President,'” she says, or—this being college—”J. Maddy.”

Ms. Everett’s interest began as part of a high-school project and quickly evolved into a passion after an event at the president’s Montpelier estate in 2008, where she met Ralph L. Ketcham, a Syracuse University emeritus professor and Madison’s biographer. Mr. Ketcham, she says, noted her resemblance to Madison and then encouraged her to follow in the footsteps of John Douglas Hall, the statesman’s best-known impersonator.

Ms. Everett says she digested every scholarly work she could find on the man who is known as the father of the Constitution, searching for clues on how to convey his persona. “I raise Madison up from the books that I have read, and I put him on, essentially, through my costume, through my gestures, through my physical behavior,” she says. “I bring him to life as a man.”

In an e-mail, Mr. Ketcham praised Ms. Everett’s commitment and passion for her work. “She is very well informed and catches Madison’s style and language nicely (as much as we can say that two centuries later!),” he wrote. “Her audiences will get an accurate, even nuanced understanding of Madison. She would be no danger to Madison scholarship.”

She has made several paid appearances as Madison and has interned at Montpelier, where she would like to work full time after her graduation in December. This being the bicentennial of the Madison-led War of 1812, she expects to keep busy portraying him. But Ms. Everett says she is careful not to slip too far into character.

“I’ve had to learn that I can’t make my identity James Madison because I’m not James Madison,” she says. “God created me for a certain purpose in life. Part of that is interpreting Madison, but God has something else for me, too.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES MADISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Five November Bicentennial Events for the Presidency of James Madison!

Dear Family, Friends and Fellow Madison Enthusiasts,

It is my honor and great joy to inform you of four very exciting bicentennial
events that are coming up this week and the next.

November 1st, 1811

In the matter of the Little Belt affair of May 16th, British
minister to the United States Augustus John Foster is notified by the American
government that the United States is prepared to reach a friendly agreement on
the incident, provided that Great Britian rescinds her Orders in Council
affecting American commercial shipping. The British will not accept the American
offer of compensation, but they will present a counter offer to settle the
Chesapeake incident of June 22nd, 1807.

November 4th, 1811

In  Washington, the 12th Congress convenes. The midterm elections of 1810
have drastically altered the political alignment of both houses. The revelant
popular nationalism and pro-war sentiment have swept the “War Hawks” into
office, replacing the old generation of appeasers and peace-seekers. Among the
new Democratic-Republicans who advocate expansionism and nationalism are South
Carolina’s John C. Calhoun, William Lowndes, and Langdon Cheves; New York’s
Peter B. Porter; Kentucky’s Richard M. Johnson and Henry Clay; and Tennessee’s
Felix Grundy and John Sevier. Although the War Hawks are in a numerical
minority, they achieve great influence in the House of Representatives. Henry
Clay is selected Speaker of the House; Calhoun, Grundy and Porter gain control
of the foreign relations committee. The northwestern War Hawks will call for the
conquest of Canada, while the Southerners call for the annexation of al of
Florida.

November 5th, 1811

In his message to Congress, President James Madison calls for increased
preparations for the national defense in face of the continued British and
French harassment of American commerical shipping. This is a delivery of a
tentative war message to Congress, indicating his shift in policy:)

November 7th, 1811

In the Indiana Territory, the Indians led by Shawnee leader Tecumseh carry
out a successful surprise attack on the 1,000 man force led by Governor William
Henry Harrison. In the hard fought battle of Tippecanoe, Harrison’s men are able
to repulse the Indians despite heavy losses. After razing the Indian village,
Harrison’s troops withdraw southward to Fort Harrison. Despite the indecisive
aftermath of the battle, the frontier settlers accalim it as a great victory
over the Indians, adding to the influence of the congressional War Hawks
and serving as a prelude to the coming War of 1812. The British in
Canada withdraw their support of Tecumseh and The Prophet, and Tecumseh flees.
Nevertheless, the anti-British sentiment on the frontier has been fuled with
bellicose calls to expel the British from Canada. On December 18th, Madison will
proclaim the battle of Tippecanoe a victory that will restore peace to the
northwestern frontier.

November 25th, 1811

The Senate confirms James Monroe as Secretary of State, replacing the
incompetent Robert Smith. Monroe accepts the offer of the British to settle the
Chesapeake incident of June 22nd, 1807.

Indeed, things are picking up quick. Pretty soon, 1811 (2011) will be over,
and here comes 1812 (2012). I have heard through many different sources that in
2012, there will be many different bicentennial evetns around the Eastern part
of our country celebrating the bicentennial beginning of the War of 1812:)

I sincerely hope each of you have been well and I look forward to
reconnecting with each of you soon:)

Most Sincerely, I am Yr. Obt. Srvt., with Esteem,

Sarah Everett

President James Madison

 

“For where your treasure is, there your heart
will be also,” – Matthew 6:21

 

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a
people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power
which knowledge gives,” – James Madison

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the
World; a long journey, at a mild Season, thro’ a pleasant Country, in easy
stages,” – James Madison

 

“Always look forward; Look back and you will
fall over. And don’t ever quit, no matter what people will say. I started with
the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the
things I had done, not the things I hadn’t. When you reach the top, that’s when
the climb begins,” – Michael Caine

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Sept 15th, Madison’s Wedding, and Sept. 17th, Constitution Day!

Hello, dear Family, Friends, and Fellow Madison scholars,

It is with great joy that I announce the significance of two days in the Madison annual celebrations list:)

Today is the 217th anniversary of the wedding of James and Dolley Madison:)

James Madison was 43 and Dolley Payne Todd was 26 when the two of them married in Harewood Virginia (what is now in West Virginia), at Dolley’s sister Lucy Payne Washington’s big stone home. Madison had formally courted Dolley for four months after they met in Philadelphia May of 1794. Both lived in Philadelphia at the time, Madison a member of the House of Representatives and Dolley a widow living with her mother in a boarding house. Senator Aaron Burr gave the official introductions, and for James Madison it was love a first sight. He proposed to Dolley just before the summer began and as he nursed an ailing Frenchman stuck at Montpelier, he awaited Dolley’s reply. She was sick with malaria in North Carolina over the summer, but soon Madison received her answer: yes! Their marriage would last 42 years, and within those years the development of love would be so mutual between them that it still remains a beautiful mystery to this day:)

The second annual celebration we applaud is Constitution Day, Sept. 27th, of which JMU will be honoring tomorrow and Montpelier on Saturday:) In fact, I’ll be AT Montpelier all day for this celebration! YAY!

Sept. 17th, 1787, was, as we well know, the day that the delegates from the Continental Congress came together one last time from the separate 13 states and put their names to the document in Independence Hall that has now for over 200 years become the blueprint, the foundation of our democratic-republican nation. Madison was among these men. That time in Philadelphia, four months in the summer’s excruciating heat debating and shaping a government, would go down as perhaps the most remembered of James Madison’s achievements (among many). It was his hard work and devotion in particular that won him the title years later “The Father of the Constitution” because his mind was the power house behind The Virginia Plan, the document that became the skeleton of what the Constitution, essentially. Though, in his own words, Madison would reply, “You give me a credit to which I have no claim in calling me ‘the writer of the Constitution of the United States.’ This was not, like the fabled Goddess of Wisdom, the offspring of a single brain. It ought to be regarded as the work of many heads and many hands.”
On Constitution Day, Sept. 17th, we remember those delegates in Philadelphia and recall the importance of the Constitution to our nation. I particularly celebrate James Madison and attribute in his honor that without him, we wouldn’t have our nation:) Our nation of Liberty and Learning! Thank you, Mr. Madison!
Thank you, to all those delegates who labored so hard 224 years ago! We love the United States of America!

God Bless you all and do take care!

Most Sincerely, I am Yr. Obt. Srvt. and Fellow Madisonian, with Esteem,

Sarah Everett

President James Madison

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” – Matthew 6:21

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives,” – James Madison

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the World; a long journey, at a mild Season, thro’ a pleasant Country, in easy stages,” – James Madison

“Always look forward; Look back and you will fall over. And don’t ever quit, no matter what people will say. I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things I had done, not the things I hadn’t. When you reach the top, that’s when the climb begins,” – Michael Caine

 

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