Today at approximately 1:30 pm, we killed our first darling. It was weird, how completely shocking it was on the one hand (THAT one?!?!!?? are you kidding me?!?!), but how utterly logical and probably necessary it was on the other (You make a compelling argument, Fry.)
And so we lost Allison's main motif in the opening number, but gained a much more cohesive and fully-functioning opening number. My exact words to Taylor after thinking it over for a couple of minutes were: "I'll make a deal with you. We can cut the song, but only if we can ask Katie Lee to record it for us, so I have it as part of the 'Cut From ...' CD." That CD is going to go platinum one of these days.
"This (song) may go, but if I had anything to say about it, at least people will know it was there."
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Rehearsals have begun! We had our first table reading on Wednesday evening, and started working through some of the music. Our cast is amazing: Joseph Spieldenner (Paul), Katie Lee Hill (Allison), John Capes (Barry), Peter Gosik (Henry), Katie Bruestle (Rory), Zach Wobensmith (David), Lisha McKoy (Ann), Adam Machart (Adam) and Franca Vercelloni (Mrs. Goldman) belted out the second act opening number like they'd been singing it for years, and basically just knocked it out of the park. All I have to do at this point is sit back and let them be awesome. And build a set. And buy a bunch of costumes. And all our props. And basically keep on top of all the administrative stuff. But aside from those minor technicalities, my work is basically done.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
No, this isn't just a re-run of the last post. We're in again, and this time we're actually doing it. We got our notification a couple of weeks ago, and then literally about three days after that, I got slammed with an abscessed tooth that damn near killed me, and in all the hibbity-boo I totally forgot to mention it, but yeah! And now the screaming starts.
I mean, not really. I’m very excited and happy! But I’ve never done a musical in the Fringe before, and the Fringe shows that I have done have been kinda stressful, and I’m trying not to freak out too much about it. I’m especially trying not to freak out too much about the fact that the polar ice caps are about to end up coursing down the street in front of my house in Brooklyn, and that “Manhattan hurricane season” has not only become a thing, but that that thing seems to occur right around the middle of August, and I really don’t know if I could go through that again. But still! This show is finally getting a production, and that’s awesome. More to come! Keep watching this space.