Daughter Inspires Her REALTOR Dad To Follow In Her Acting Footsteps

Dennis Murphy at Weichert, Realtors® – Donahue Partners cast in community theatre role

Dennis Murphy

FALMOUTH, Mass. / Oct. 30, 2017 – It’s hard to imagine anything that a parent wouldn’t do for their child. And in the case of Dennis Murphy, a real estate broker from Falmouth, that includes doing something that many people fear: performing on stage in front of hundreds of others.

The broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Donahue Partners is willing to overcome that fear, however, after being cast as the male lead in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which runs Dec. 1-10 at the Highfield Theater in Falmouth. Earning a lead role gives Murphy a chance to perform on stage for a second time with his 10-year-old daughter, Isabelle, who is also a cast member.

“In no way am I a trained actor,” said Murphy. “Two years ago I took my daughter to an audition for a show in Cotuit, and I was asked by the director of that show to help them out and read scripts for the same production with some of the kids auditioning. I had no idea they would offer me a part in that show since I hadn’t gone there to audition. For that show, I was also cast as Bob, the father, so at least now I have a little experience with the part.”

Murphy’s only other stage experience came back in 1979 when he was in the third grade.

“Although I’m a little nervous, I’m also excited for the chance to be on stage with my daughter,” added Murphy, who lives in North Falmouth and has worked in real estate since 1998. “Years from now, I can look back on this as one of the most memorable things I ever did with my daughter, and that supersedes any stage fright I might have.”

The Falmouth REALTOR can also turn to folks in his office for tips on acting.

Jodi Edwards works in Murphy’s office. She’s also an accomplished performer, who sings and acts.

“I think it’s great!” said Edwards, who is a prominent member of the Falmouth Theatre Guild, the group Murphy is performing with, and she also sings with local big band Stage Door Canteen. “Dennis is so personable and a naturally comfortable public speaker. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing his famous rendition of ‘Mack the Knife,’ you know he can also sing. He will do an amazing job.”

Tickets for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” can be purchased online at www.falmouththeatreguild.org/buy-tickets-now.

Weichert, Realtors® – Donahue Partners is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The company has a team of agents that serve all of Cape Cod and the South Shore.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Donahue Partners, located at 850 Main Street in Falmouth, contact Dennis Murphy at 508-294-3126 or visit www.WeichertDP.com.

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