♪♫ Working 9 To 5…♩♩♬…And 7 – 10…

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Ohmigod, Ohmigod You Guys!!!!!!!!

 

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.

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