This summer’s experience in “Pippin” was phenomenal. I find myself constantly looking back at it to glean as much out of it as I possibly can. I so utterly enjoyed working closely with director, Allie Bailey, on character and movement choices. I plan to use this type of method when it comes to JCS (which auditions in two and a half weeks!!!) I loved talking through little moments in the show to see if there was something we could try to make the moment stick more, for example, switching the gun in Pippin’s (Sven) hand from holding the barrel back to the butt at a critical moment in the finale was Sven’s brilliant idea. It was a spectacularly collaborative effort that just made the experience burrow itself deep, deep into my heart with such tender loving fondness.
But there was no time to truly mourn the end of this show because there was more theatre to be had!
This came in the way of the, completely unknown to me, campy little piece called “Zombie Prom.” The moral of the story, don’t judge a book by its cover. The music in this show is so freakin’ crazy hard and WORDY!! Lawrd, it this show wordy! There are still lyrics that I can’t quite say. One would be “What’s your answer? Please speak clearly…”
Now that we have come to my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween, it’s only fitting that we have our first audience for the “Prom.” We have our final dress rehearsal tonight! It is so crazy to think just under a month ago, I was finishing up one show and already this one is standing up ready to begin walking. I know it sounds like I am equating it to children, and in a small, very small, way it is. The shape of the show and all the elements are there, so it is upright. To begin performing it, we need an audience, so it would be like taking first steps. Then, come Opening Night, the show will be running. Just like a child. It may even run away from us due to a fire alarm or something. With all of the funny and all of the cuteness, the story and music are just freakin’ FUN! I am constantly getting pieces of songs stuck in my head and it drives me bonkers! My favorite is “There’s nothing like a true blue eh-smoke!” and Kerie does such an amazing job at it! The cast is so fun and Nate Moss gives such a great performance as Eddie Flagrante. Jennifer Medeiros plays my favorite character, the cold Miss Strict. I have to add that character to my bucket list! hahaha. If RuPaul can play her…
Again, this show is so much fun. We open officially tomorrow, so I gotta go and practice that lyric!
Get out and see some theatre, will ya? If you can’t do it because you already have plans, how about making a donation to this fundrazr campaign.
Until next time, thanks for reading aaaannnnnnndddd