Did I catch your attention? I do get to sing about my crotch
but I’m here today to give you a glimpse into how a bunch of misfits put up a
show in ten days.
By Geoffrey Kidwell (actor)….and Brittany Kiernan (actress/Olive Ostrovsky)
Well, we’ve finished up our first week here at the Bee and aside from the fact that I’m totally miserable and hate everyone in my cast, things are great!!
Kidding. Stop worrying about me, mom.
The experience has actually been terrific…if a bit fast-paced.
I’m not exactly the quickest study and so the process of putting up a show in like ten days has been a bit of a challenge.
Let me give you the run-down of a typical summer stock production.
Hint: It's exactly like this...
(That's Miss Judy Garland in the film, Summer Stock. It's not really like this, but cool if it were, right)
Day 1: Freak the hell out because everyone in the cast is so talented and seems to be off book.
Day 2: Freak the hell out because you realize you’re opening in a little over a week.
Day 3: Music in the morning and blocking in the afternoon.
(Resist drinking your stresses away during the lunch break.)
Day 4-6: Rinse and repeat all of day three’s craziness with a few run-throughs added on for good measure.
Day 7: At this point, it’s time to just run the show and clean it up as needed.
As I write this blog, we’re at day seven and getting ready to do a run-through for our designers and our…gulp…producer.
Fingers extra crossed.
So yes, it’s tough. It requires an insane amount of focus and tunnel vision.
But, as my friend Brittany who plays Olive mentioned to me, the good news is that everyone in the cast brought their A game – a fact which makes slacking off a lot more difficult to do.
So don’t worry about me.
I’m having a blast and working hard.
AND NOW…THE WEEK IN WHITNEY HOUSTON!!
Here is Miss Houston and an army of mid-90s, glamour shot, up-do wearing divas singing, a medley of Queen of the Night and I'm Every Woman. This is Whitney in the height of her fame. Notice the perfectly coiffed and feathered hair. Jealous? Ya. Me too.