Intern-al Monologue - Week 8

Repetitive work is something that I have come to appreciate over the course of my life. Back at my old job, I was never doing the same thing for more than five minutes. It sounds nice and all, but when you’re going from ‘cleaning gallons of milk off the ice cream machine’ to ‘opening cans with a dull can opener’ to ‘Mystery Goo Investigation,’ variety loses its savor. It feels nice to have a job that is clearly defined, one that I can sit down and focus on for a long period of time.


It’s easy to feel intimidated when you look at an excel spreadsheet. I’m not an excel rookie, by any means. I can add function cells with the best of them. But no spreadsheet I’ve ever touched has a tangible bearing on actual money before. You really get the feeling that if you mess up a single character that the fabric of the world will somehow unravel, and you will be to blame. It’s frightening and exhilarating in equal measure.

Here at the office, we are more or less done with the major overhaul, at least until we get some proper desks. This right here is my desk until we get something more permanent. desk

Just admire it for a little while. It’s SUPER awesome. I bet CERTAIN INTERNS never had a desk this big. Just goes to show how important my work is to Lyric. In addition to our main office, our rehearsal space is undergoing a renovation to reduce clutter and give our actors and directors more control over the space when they come to the theater to rehearse. You can hop, skip and jump on down to our facebook page to get a look at some of what we’ve been up to.

We’ve also had a very successful run of workshops based around the story of Mary Poppins, and there wasn’t a day that went by this week that we didn’t hear their laughter from upstairs. Our Facebook page also has a nice group shot that our excited students let me take.

Let’s see… what else…

Oh yeah! That Hairspray thing we’re doing is going pretty well! Tickets are almost COMPLETELY SOLD OUT, so you’d better pounce on these deals. It’s one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, period, but trusting a corporate advertising puppet like me for objective reviews of my product would be below stupid. Here are testimonials from just a few of our satisfied customers.

“I was blown away! It was awesome!”

“Arguably the best show I've seen at Lyric Arts, and certainly one of the most talented casts. (Music was incredible too!)”

“Nothing compares to Lyric Arts Company of Anoka's production of Hairspray. What a fantastic performance by an amazingly talented cast.”

I did not cherry-pick those. They were the three most recent posts to our page on facebook.

And last but certainly not least, our concert series! You guys have probably figured out that I’m pretty heavily involved in music. I worked (And will continue to work) at the campus radio station in Fargo, and I like to sprinkle a little music in to whatever I do, so long as it isn’t invasive. I am super excited about our concert series this season, because I think that we’re bringing a lot of really unique music to Anoka. I’ve compiled a sampler of musical morsels here for your perusal, and I know you’ll be as impressed as I was when I first heard them.

Well, that’s all I have for this week. I’m gonna head out to subway with Brian and Marcy. I smell that foot-long ham and cheese sub from here, and I am SALIVATING.


-Eric ‘The Intern’ Lindholm


Eric is a rising Sophomore studying Communications at North Dakota State University