May 10: Casting and Weird Science
This is going to be short. i mean very very short. well not very.
So the casting for the Chapel Hill Summer Festival is complete. The
directors haven't made all of their decisions, but we know who were aren't
I'm in sprung! (not the movie version josh) but sort of a STOMP for
children. and i'm pre-show appalachin singing for Tennessee. okay.
Un/Fortunately, that includes one of the divas who's created a bad name
for herself. I'm not sure why she wasn't chosen: one of the directors
said that she had a great voice, and the other was chosing his supporting
cast women willy-nilly. back to the drawing board for ms. kramer.
and speaking of ms. kramer (cause you know i have to) a little background.
I direct these cabaret shows for pauper players (check out the cast list
if you don't know what i'm talking about). And one year i wrote a
performance around her. So she was kinda instrumental to being in my
cast, right? Wad didn't think so and so wrote his cabaret around her
apparently as well. (I mean the damn song she sang was Without
You--daphne rubin vega can sing without you, there are many others who
could as well.) But anyway, so she got the bighead because women aren't
usually cast in more than one broadway melodies set. So she played us to
the hilt because she didn't want to rehearse. Argh. So i'm not planning
on ever working with her again...lie to me once and i hold a grudge, lie
to me multiple times and I hold and AQUARIAN GRUDGE.
Well, word had it that Wad wanted to pre-cast her in a production of
Pippin. I called him on it yesterday, positing myself as "concerned
because there's a rumoring going around about you." He said that he
hadn't said that. he mentioned about a year ago that he THOUGHT she'd
make a good fastrada. Well, we'll see. I really want Pippin to be done
over any of the other dreck that's being "considered" Bye Bye Birdie,
Tommy, and Kiss of the Spiderwoman (okay not dreck but without the male
talent--there you go). So who knows what that means.
I'm not completely happy with my gift form pauper players, but aint that a
bitch for you. it's sorta small and obviously not as expensive as
someone's, but it still really is the thought that counts the most. and
it's purple. so hello, it aint perfect, but it's mine.
When this happened last nite, my first thought was. i have to tell my
there was a man walking down the street as i was pulling out of my
driveway headed to the grocery store.
i do believe he was masturbating.
Now i couldn't tell for sure (OF COURSE I LOOKED) because it was dark
10:30pm and he was black wearing some dark clothing. but considering the
vicinity of his hands and the movement that his hand was making. I'm
pretty sure that's what he was doing.
Now i don't know about the women on the list, but guys...isn't that kinda
impossible or at least really really painful?
i haven't tried it myself, yet...but it just seemed really awkward. and
yes, i guess that's the kind of neighborhood that i live in.
off to apparently get drunk and eat at a baseball game for "team building"
as my boss' has called it.
Sometimes you just have to believe in rainbows.