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 Montpelier
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!