Dagny has been acting and dancing since she was quite young. She has been involved in countless performances over the years and usually I'm involved backstage in some way. I do hair and make-up, costuming, stage management etc... Most of the time when she was dancing I was watching from the wings, I never watched a performance from the audience. When she was in a play and I did get a chance to actually sit in the audience, I had been involved in the production so there was no element of surprise, I knew what was coming. Steel Magnolias was the first major thing she's ever been involved in that I had nothing to do with. Even though I had seen the movie and knew the story, I had no idea what the show was going to be like. I loved walking into the theater with a feeling of anticipation. Before the first show I'm fairly certain that I was more nervous than Dagny, but I should have known that my nervousness was completely unnecessary. Dagny, and the entire cast, were amazing. The set was so well done and the costuming was spot-on. It was such a professional production, truly impressive. Dagny's character, M'lynn, is the emotional center of the show, when she gives her final monologue it leaves the audience in tears. As an audience member I cried along with everyone else, as her mother I was completely blown away by what Dagny did on that stage. As M'lynn would say, "It was one of the most precious moments of my life, thus far."