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WTOC Senior Active: Nancy Austin

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Nancy Austin has retired to the stage.

The Sun City Hilton Head resident now keeps busy with all the performances a busy schedule once precluded as a member of the Sun City Community Theater Group.

"We practice really hard," said Austin, who has been in several Community Theater Group productions in recent years. "But we have a good time. We sign a contract, we are committed from the get go. We have to go to rehearsal twice a week for two and a half hours each."

When she's not acting, Austin is either singing in the Sun City Chorus or performing with the Sundancers.

"Sundancers is the various basic types of dance, ballet, jazz, tap," Austin said. "And our chorus is now about 100 people, and our director is Julliard trained."

The former United Airlines flight attendant is just making up for stage time she lost in the sky.

"It's a high. It's a high for me when I'm singing, but I'm also really happy when I'm dancing," Austin says. "There's no age limit on performing. Some of our greatest actors, actresses are still knocking them dead."

Austin and fellow cast members were proud to have done that in the community theater's recent performance of "Nunsense."

"They said it was the best show ever done here. Talk about how good that felt," said Austin. "I don't want to just be happy myself. I want to bring happiness to others. If I can bring a smile to that other person's face, I've really done something."

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