NORWICH – In a blatant disregard for theatrical superstition, the Amber Perkins School of the Arts showcases its 13th annual recital this weekend, giving it the title, “Good Luck,” words not generally spoken in the theater.
“I’m not superstitious,” said Mikey Perkins, choreographer and co-director of the Norwich and Vestal studios with his sister, Amber. “So, it’s really just a play on words for us, and reminds us of our grandmother, who collected more four leaf clovers than anyone we know.”
Wishing anyone “Good Luck” on stage in the theater is considered taboo, even a threat to one’s performance. Saying, “Break A Leg,” or the adverse sentiment, is often wished as a substitute.
The Perkins’ grandmother, Anna Fama, whom they call “a big spirit” will no doubt smile from heaven where she has rested for the past three years as her grandchildren pay tribute to the lighthearted themes of good luck she often espoused, from hanging horseshoes, collecting lucky pennies and placing trolls above her bingo card.