Been back to work the last week or so. I'm working days to accommodate the show and the rehearsals. Things haven't been too bad on first shift. When it comes to work, I definitely prefer things to be uneventful and so far so good. I did get a raise though. An extra 33¢ per hour. Call me Daddy Warbucks.
As for rehearsals, things are moving along. I think things will start getting more intense next week when we start running the acts. I don't have everything memorized just yet, but I'll get there.
Much more, much later!
June 18, 2005
June 16, 2005
Rehearsals for Into the Woods began earlier this week. I, of course, play the Mysterious Man. We nearly blocked all of the first act the last couple of days. A lot of complex staging and such. Plus the music is going to be pretty challenging as well. Fortunately, I only have a couple of songs to grapple with, but it's Sondheim so it's worth it. That being said, I really need to start memorizing my lines soon!
June 15, 2005
June 11, 2005
June 7, 2005
I screwed up my monologue from The Odd Couple right out of the gate. For some reason, I dropped the second line and that basically derailed me. My mind fumbled about for a few seconds, trying to figure out what I exactly had done while I stood on stage, staring out to the audience like a deer frozen in the headlights. I tried to aright myself, but the pacing and emotion were thrown off. I muttered the words, but it sounded like I was reading from a badly prepared speech. Eventually, I spiraled to a finish.
Before I could accurately survey the damage, I had a song to sing. Oh, boy. The song I chosen to warble was "Feels like Home to Me" by Randy Newman. It's a pretty song about finding that certain someone that completes you in all the right ways. I have always liked it since I first heard it a handful of years ago and I decided to give it a shot. However, it's a challenging song to sing (Well, at least, it is for me) so I knew I had a couple hurdles to jump to really pull it off. Despite a few days of jumping those hurdles, I tripped all over them yesterday. I don't think I fell flatly on my face, but I was definitely making close contact with the ground after the last note was sung.
And that was it. I thanked everyone and wished them all a good evening. My acting and singing may not have impressed them, but at least they know I have good manners. I doubt politeness will get me a part, but that's okay. There will be other auditions for other shows. Other chances to get it right.
June 5, 2005
June 1, 2005
"Announcing your plans is a
good way to hear God laugh."
we ended up with the shaft. A pretty long shaft that stretches to the beginning of the new season, of course. I guess I can wait. Here's some random thoughts:
*I enjoyed Artz's gripes concerning the star survivors. Too bad he went boom. However, in the words of John Candy and Joe Flaherty, "He blew up real good!".
*The Black Rock was a slave ship. Huh!
*Sayid sure has a killer way to cure a headache. Ouchie!
*Despite being loopy, Rousseau was out of the loop. Poor Walt.
*So "The Others" are basically modern day pirates? I guess we'll find out in a few months.
*Hurley looks good on a scooter and I should have known the comic book would be his. He's a fellow comic book geek! One of us! One of us!
*For a newborn, Claire's baby is fairly big don't you think?
*Charlie and the Heroin Factory. Things don't look too promising for his new found sobriety. When seeing Mother Mary, he should have let it be.
*A potential power struggle between Jack and Locke next season? I know who Eric is pulling for.
Lost is such a fun show to watch. It truly had a killer first season and it'll be interesting to see how its second season will play out. Hopefully, the quality will continue. My fingers are crossed!
May 25, 2005
Northern Exposure is one of my favorite shows of all time. One of these days I'll have to write an appreciation, but I'll spare you that for the moment. I also need to buy the dvds, but they're sort of pricey. Not Sopranos pricey, but more than I'm willing to shell out at this time. One of these days I'll grab them up, but in the meanwhile I have the reruns on Hallmark to keep me satisfied.
By the way, whatever happened to John Falsey and Joshua Brand?
May 24, 2005
Speaking of "Calling it quits" (Are you detecting a trend here? Remember I did warn you about the lameness!), I'm starting to look about for a new job. So far things are in the early stages so I'm just looking about here and there. I'll let you know if anything turns up.
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