Friday, May 22, 2009

Lyceum Rehearsals Day One

Started rehearsals for Hairspray today. Its great to be working with professionals again! Today was all about learning songs, which is always a challenge for me. I think I managed to keep up. Once again I refused Equity membership candidacy. Combination of my attitude towards unions, and not wanting to pay fees. Tomorrow some choreography, I believe Quinn said I am the flasher, which rocks because that was John Waters' cameo in the movie. I also enjoy that I am playing the Joel Vig authority figures roles. I think Joel Vig is a classy gentleman, and have enjoyed meeting him, and watching him work with Patricia Neal at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. I am going to miss the conference this year, but I am sure its for the best as I embark on a new theatrical journey at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Also tomorrow, Tim Case(my good friend and favorite designer) arrives. Speaking of designers, I start interviewing designers for our opening in the morning. Back to the Lyceum, I must ask if paddlefish thirve this far south.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bad Blogger Bad

I've been bad about blogging. (Hmmm, I wonder how many blog posts start this way?) Classes are now over. I didn't comment here about the passing of Augusto Boal. I feel guilty about not doing more to make social change happen on the local level. My wife pointed this out recently, and I really need to get back on track with that. She has a great idea which needs to be pursued. We just got back from a great weekend with the boys and my parnets at Silver Dollar City. I will try to blog more frequently as I head into rehearsals at the Lyceum on Friday.