So the kick off rehearsal for WVLO’s 9-5 was tonight and I feel like I can breathe again!
Without having a show to go to after work, I felt like I was going stir crazy. I focused on a lot of random and mostly useless things.
Then yesterday, I had this random burst of productivity. I have my suspicions that subconsciously I wanted rehearsals to have begun yesterday.
Things are taking off! While I am on the hunt to find my staff for Jesus Christ Superstar, “9 to 5” begins rehearsal.
Then I was offered a role in the staged reading series for Dragon Theater Company. The character is an Artist’s Agent and kind of a jerk.
I have a feeling that 2013 is going to fly by!!
But let’s focus on the now…
“9 to 5” is gonna be so totally, radically 80’s. I am told there are going to be some great dance numbers. I cannot wait to get my Roger Rabbit on or maybe some other 80’s dances.
Yeah, I know these are totally terrible, but it’s pretty close to the actual dances.
Once we get our 80’s on, I will try and get the cast to do some of our own videos.
Little more than a week ago, I had a meeting that I was prepping for. I was so nervous that I think I led them on a maze to get to the point. The meeting was for a directing/choreography gig.
I put a little presentation together showing that I had thought about all aspects of the show to some degree. I talked about ideas for set design, costumes, the show, the music and the auditions. I had ideas that I don’t even know where they came from but that I have never seen, even though I scoured youtube for hours and HOURS during my prep time.
I spoke about my concern that this is was a controversial show when it first opened. I don’t know if it still is. I am sure that someone out there will be upset that it’s seeing the light of day once again. People picketed and if I recall correctly there was even a movie house that was burned down.
I love that one of the producers said “We were just going to come in here and bombard you with a ton of questions. I didn’t know we were getting a presentation!”
After 9 very long days, I finally got the word…AY!!
So I have my first project of 2014!!!! I will be directing and choreographing Jesus Christ Superstar for WVLO Music Theatre!!!!
This news will make the loss of “Sugar” and “Promises” and “Knickers” easier to take.