Buzz Kill

23 years ago, I met Joe DiMercurio at auditions for his People’s Players production of Sound of Music. Over the next four years, he became one of my closest friends, particularly on stage. Last night, after the thrill of a wonderful opering night, still buzzing from the excitement and the energy of the play, I…

Opening Night a Success

So, last night was Opening Night…I personally thought it went GREAT! The audience was very receptive–laughing and clapping when and where they should have. (And not being shy about it.) I THINK this is accurate information, but I heard that we started a few minutes late because we still had a line out the door…

Prayer Before Play

One seminal moment can so focus the mind that the thing that should be central slides to the periphery.  Mr. L surprised me with “Let’s say a prayer.” Instantly, I remembered the routine practiced by every Catholic sports team, speech club, and theatre cast and crew before any important event:  hands lain upon hand, bodies…

Final tech…

I personally felt that final tech did exactly what I thought it would do–everything came together. Sure, there were a few final snags to be ironed out, many notes taken by Mr. L, but that’s just standard procedure. Commenting on Bill’s blog, when I heard “Bust your buns”, it had been wayyyy too long since…

No Time to Blog Today

Sorry.  I have a ton of work-related things that have to get done.  Today’s my last day before moving on to a new account starting Monday.  If I can remember all of the things I wanted to say about last night, I’ll try to post them tomorrow–I’m off Wednesday-Friday. 

Long night

Well last night was certainly a long night…which was to be expected. I can not believe we open tomorrow night! It just completely blows my mind!I was looking around last night at everyone in their full costumes, make-up, wigs, hair, etc. and it was just amazing–everything and everyone looks so fun and awesome!I do have…

Okay, I Lied

But is too good to pass up. From a NYT 11 questions interview with William F. Buckley (thanks to National Review Online): NYT: Do you have any gay friends? WFB: I once said, commenting on the revised estimate of the number of gays in the U.S. from Kinsey’s 10 percent to the corrected figure, ”If…

Tech Saturday

Well done? Ha! The set looks . . . Magnificent! Today, we make history. We use the Green Room for the first time. My Guild training paid off when I was in college. When I first saw the big green room below the stage at Fontbonne, I couldn’t wait to be able to sit and…

Television Appearance

Hey, we all made it to Channel 5. Great turnout. Surprising happiness for 5:40 AM, when I got there. My wife said we were wonderful. The web site has gotten 14 annonymous views from different IP addresses, indicating that people are looking. No one’s bought yet, but maybe they’ll call. We should probably do something…

Ruthless People

Yesterday (July 8), Tom Ridge called a press conference to inform the public that intelligence now exists strongly suggesting that Al Queda will launch a major terrorism act inside the United States in an attempt to “disrupt” (read, “help the Democrats win”) the November elections.  Almost immediately, evil bastards in the DNC and their minions…