Hello Dearest Reader!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🍗 holiday, if you celebrate.
Oh my stars! 😜 It has been a crazy couple of weeks. We held our auditions and callbacks for Smojo’s. We got the casting done along with phone calls out to potential cast by lunch time by the end of the second day of callbacks! 👍
The amount of talent that we had audition was amazing. We could easily have double cast the show. Possibly even triple cast it. Saying I am beyond excited to work with this group of people is a massive understatement.
It was tough to make the final cuts though. We had such close competition for all roles except our bass for the quartet. I think I really lucked out with the team that I have for Smojo’s.
We looked at EVERY THING! 👀 We had to. That’s how close it was. We looked at how they handled their audition songs and/or the callback songs, how they adjusted to direction, interactions on and off the stage with one another, and conflicts. 👀
I just finished a preliminary rehearsal schedule that is crazy aggressive but I fully believe that we can easily get it done.
In other news, Gentle Reader, I have finally had a chance to see the madness that is the Star Wars Christmas Special! OH. MY. STARS! 😱 What madness, indeed… 😂
Tonight begins rehearsals for “The Making of the Star Wars Christmas Special” at Dragon Production Theatre in Redwood City. 💖 I am incredibly excited to be a part of this little bit of “holiday” insanity. 🎄 What makes it even more nerve wracking is that the Mayor of the city is excited to see it. No pressure. Oh, and I am playing Carol Channing for a scene! I am way too excited for that. LOL
In #survivaljob news, I popped into my shop for Black Friday to complete an inventory count because the building was closed and it was kind of nice to complete a massive project under the time limit that I allowed myself. 🕑
I wonder if that is why I figured we can fit our Smojo’s schedule 📆 to what I’ve pitched to my team? Speaking of minimized time, “Star Wars Christmas” is only a 3 week rehearsal period and one weekend of shows. 😓
I heard that time slows down the more you are moving, so I am giving it all to the Universe. My hope is that I can fit in everything I need to do in the next 3 months.
If you would be so kind, Dear Reader, can you cross your fingers for me? 💖
When I survive this first project, I will write again. Expect a LOT of images of SWCS on my Insta!
Cheers and until next time… LOL! Get it? Time… (I’m a dork. LOL)