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My Way of LifeLast night I was at Scott Lamberty's house working on new SCARRIE! songs. I managed to get 3 down. Some bits and pieces...,
1. You're Not That Ugly - Miss Collins w/Carrie White-
You're not that ugly, things could be worse
You could have flippers, eyelids in reverse
You're not so bad, compared to some
You could have lobster claws, instead of thumbs
There are a potpourri of maladies, deformities
So Carrie, can't you see...,
You're not that ugly...,
2. Beautiful- Tommy Ross, Carrie White & Co.
I think it's beautiful
I think it's beautiful
Like a moonlit night or the ocean blue. I think it's a beautiful.
I think it's beautiful
Don't know why I said it, I just know that it's true...,
3. Sin Never Dies- Margaret White
Sin never dies! It's the way of the world, it's a terrible curse upon man
Sin never dies! And it's in you my girl, In us all, since time began...,
I had more but Scott was getting tired. I had to poke him with sharp stick by the third song.
We've set the workshop audition dates for Saturday, Aug. 21, and gee, what else? My first draft is due Sunday which won't be a problem and I'm meeting with Taylor Ross, rock and roll guru to talk about getting down that Tommy, Sweet, ELO, Muppet Band, Bonnie Tyler, Guns and Roses sound down for some of the songs. Should be a breeze, right?
posted by David on 7/30/2004 05:48:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeOh my...,
posted by David on 7/29/2004 04:01:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeMy server is acting up so I lost part 2 of my Seattle post and unfortunately I don't have the time to rewrite it now.
If you happen to have a spare moment you might want to come see me at the Feast of Fools show tonight. It certainly will live up to it's name...,
posted by David on 7/28/2004 04:58:00 PM | Link |
My Way of Life"DID YOU CALL...,"
The Feast of Fools show is tomorrow and I am sorely behind on memorizing my lines. Fausto is going to kill me. I have more lines then usual and I think I thought it would be easier then it was, and yes, I'm a loser. I need cue cards- and heroin. It's okay, I wasn't addicted to heroin so I can use it, right?
posted by David on 7/27/2004 10:53:00 PM | Link |
My Way of Life
Saving Private Repep
I'm back from extended weekend trek to Seattle. I fully intended to hunt down Tracy Repep, drug her and bring her back to Chicago. I figured we could convince her that Seattle and Tim, her Seattle beau, were just a result of a long term 'Dallas' like dream, but when I got there I found that she was HAPPY. It turns out people can live there lives fine without me, but I know for a fact Miss Repep is experiencing a GAY BOY DEFICIENCY. It was evident the afternoon we went to a brunch/cabaret show of local drag artist Dina Martina. Tracy's laugh filled the room and she admitted herself she hadn't laughed like that in a long time. That's because it's a common fact that queers are just funnier, and Tracy's the kind of gal that needs queers in her life because she's got the queer boy thing going on herself. I mean who else could out Crawford me? Sure, heterosexual love has it's place, but really, one would think that she would need a break from normalcy once in a while. I think my little visit planted the seed.
I had the pleasure of seeing Shock Brigade, the show Tracy was performing in during our visit. Shock Brigade told the story of women in combat throughout the 20th century. It covered everything from the Russian Woman pilots of WWII (I had no idea), to Apartheid jumping from story to story like a well oiled war machine. Tracy, of course was wonderful, but so were the rest of the cast. Very strong actors, making strong choices performing a unique little show. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting and mingling with the cast as I was Tracy's date at the closing night party. The people I spoke with seemed to love our little Tracy as much as we do here so as a mother, I felt much better leaving her at the end of the earth. More Seattle stuff later.
posted by David on 7/27/2004 05:36:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWe tried. Steve, myself, the Tims and Hugh trekked up to Grant Park with goodies galore but I guess God didn't want us to have any fun because after quite a few stops and starts the downpour at around 9pm just became to much for us to bare and we abandoned ship just when Mitch Brenner said, 'Back in you gilded cage, Melanie Daniels' to which I replied in my best Tracy Repep/Melanie Daniels/Tippi Hedren- 'WHAT DID YOU SAY???!!!' We had fun neighbors- a gaggle of gentlemen I suspect were part of the Mirth and Girth Association. This is an organization for fat gay guys and their admirers. I can just see Hickson muttering, "My picture better not be in this link", I have to admit they were very jolly.
Poor Merrie was on her way to meet us. I told her we would call her if we left. I called- she didn't get the message and she apparently spent a half hour looking for us. The rain had stopped by the I got home but all of the obnoxious last minute attendees/scavengers with their big lawn chairs parked their selves in front of us, obstructing our view. It's best to get there early for good seating. The Chicago skyline makes for a beautiful movie backdrop but alas it was not meant to be.
New SCARRIE song- Telekinetic Prom
posted by David on 7/21/2004 09:39:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeGRRRRRRRRRR...,
Stupid, stupid, stupid rain. No Birds tonight. More tomorrow.
posted by David on 7/21/2004 05:26:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeDecisions, Decisions
So many wonderful things to do tonight, I'm pulling out my black lustrous hair!
Dick O'Day's Big, Lovely Liberry, The Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway
The Wild Chicago correspondent hosts a weekly reading series. Annoyance Theatre veterans and special guest authors entertain with comic excerpts from a selection of fiction, poetry, self-help books and celebrity autobiographies. Tonight Edward Thomas-Herrera and Merrie Greenfield portray Lana Turner and her hairdresser/confidante', Eric Root, which I'm sure will be hilarious. The rest of the evening is read by the Annoyance Productions Ensemble, and they're good in their sleep- seriously, you can't go wrong. It's at 7pm and tickets are only 5 bucks. You can't beat that with a stick.
I'm pulling my hair because I already made a commitment to attend the Grant Park screening of The Birds tonight, and I have to get there as early as possible. But, really, how could I NOT go? The Birds is one of my special movies starring my very good casual acquaintance, Tippi Hedren. I plan on bring chicken.
posted by David on 7/20/2004 02:55:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeI guess I should be offended but I'm not.
posted by David on 7/19/2004 05:17:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeNow Playing in My Car
Lene Lovich/Greatest Hits - Who the hell is Lene Lovich you ask? Back in the 'day' she was quite the eccentric little uncategorizable performer. Beautifully strange Yma Sumac like voice. Constantly being compared to Nina Hagen and visa versa. We used her 'Birdsong' to open Annie Hayworth's death scene in 'The Birds'
Blondie Remix CD- I paid 20 bucks fo it on Ebay a few years ago.
Cerda Songs- This is a sampler of songs from various shows. Really makes me miss Touched by Jayne Mansfield. Some of my favorite music is in that show. No, I don't constantly listen to my own songs. I find them good inspiration when I'm working on a new show. It reminds myself I can do some good shit. I gave Derek Chapalapa and Al's wife, Alissa to a bar after Hickson's birthday party a couple of weeks ago and when I started the car that was playing. I tried to explain to them why I was listening to it and they just laughed and pretended to believe me.
Mary Poppins- Disney, Julie Andrews. God, Dick Van Dyke's accent is awful
Nina Hagen Compilation CD- I made it for Steve's birthday and made a copy for myself and Miss Brooke. Please refer to past Blogs to learn more about Nina Hagen.
I forgot what the other one was.
posted by David on 7/19/2004 03:40:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSunday night and all is well, if not a little muggy in the house. I was at the home of Taylor Ross tonight rehearsing for the next Feast of Fools show on July 28. You haven't live until you've heard Bill Haddad sing 'It's Hip to Be Square'. I'm also going to be guest in Verbatim Verboten, a show created by Michael Martin and produced by Vickie Quade at The Royal George Theater on closing weekend, Oct. 1. I feel like I'm on Hollywood Squares announcing my latest club dates.
Sunday is never a good day for me. There must be some negative electrons in the air on Sundays because I always feel weird, sort of depressed, and I don't think it has to do with having to go to work on Monday since I don't hate my job or anything. Sundays are just 'blah'. I made a half assed trip to the gym today and did the bare minimum. I wrote a revised prom song for SCARRIE!, and I cooked myself breakfast, something I usually don't do. Chris and I stayed home last night due to some family matters and I've been clinking away at this script. You'd think it was fucking Mt. Everest. It's difficult for me to FORCE myself to write, but sometimes you gotta do it or days, months and even years can pass. I have a lot of lost time to make up for.
posted by David on 7/19/2004 04:01:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeLast night I saw the New City Tip of the Week show, Durang 4Play, directed by ensemble member Michael Buino and featuring other HIAH Ensemble members Steve Hickson, Ludwig, Tina Haglund, Ed Jones and Tina Haglund. Joining me were the Tims, Brigitte and Dan, Brooke, and others. We had a delightful time. Maybe I'm a little prejudice, but my favorites were BC and Tina portraying Blanche Dubois and Medea respectively. BC was seriously amazing and Tina was in peak Durang DIVA form . Ludwig was fabulous as a Greek Chorus queen and Steve 'Hazel' Hickson as the saucy maid in 'Death Comes to Us All Mary Agnes ' also tickled my funny bone. I'm so proud of my children. Something good had to rub off...,
posted by David on 7/18/2004 04:06:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeSo I finally did it. Yesterday , thanks to Ludwig I attended my very first
Madonna concert. I've never had the desire to see Madonna in concert
because, to be truthful, I've never been a really big Madonna fan. I've
always found her a bit contrived and unoriginal. What she does, she does
well. She manages to take the coolest things form various elements and makes
it look like her own. Wait a minute? Isn't that what I do? Am I typing my
thoughts again? Doh!
Truth be told, and almost everybody who knows me, knows this- I'm a Debbie
man. Always have been. Always will be.
I discovered her when I was 16 and I immediately felt like she was speaking
a secret language just for me. I'd never seen or heard anyone like her at
the time. She was and is my 'Diva'. Debbie opened up a whole new worked for
me when I discovered her introducing me from everything to Andy Warhol,
cool fashion, the New York Underground scene to John Waters. She had a big
influence on who I am today, but of course she doesn't know that. Well
maybe she knows it, I've told her a couple of times, but who would want
Well yesterday I was surrounded by thousands of people that felt the same
way about Madonna. I didn't have to ask them, it was pretty obvious. I
enjoyed watching the Madonna's fans as much as I enjoyed watching her. Yes,
that's right, I enjoyed it the hell of out of her show. HOW could you not? She
aimed to please and she bent over backwards (literally, in the opening
number) for her fans. The sheer joy in the air. The happiness on their
faces. The excitement.
Watching parents with their kids dancing together. Mothers and their
teenage daughters singing Material Girl together at the top of their lungs. Muscle boys, suburban dykes with bad haircuts, 'punk'
teenagers, over made up bleached blonde women in their 50's that spent WAY
too much time in the tanning bed wearing tight mini skirts, and spiked
heels with guts. And of course, the chicest trio in the bunch, myself, BC
Kalz and Ludwig.
I enjoyed the hell of the show. Yes, their were some not o great
moments like when she sang these introspective songs about her mother
and father and yes, she probably shouldn't have sang John Lennon's
'Imagine' with images of hungry children and war on the video screen
behind her but I don't understand why the critics, most, who never like her
in the first place are ragging on her for not being sexual enough. Most
of the people writing this are the last people in the world who's
opinion of 'what's sexy' you would want to know about. The Chicago
Tribune's Greg Kot being the perfect example. This is the kind of guy
you meet in an online dating situtation.
The show was sexy
enough, I mean what do they expect from a 45 year old mother of two?
She certainly wasn't shy. And as far as the political and spiritual
themes, I look at this way. The woman's on a journey. It's her journey,
and she tells it the way she wants to. Failure is part of the journey.
She a smart a lady and I'm sure she knew the hipsters and critics would
jump on the chance to mock this small portion of the show. Fuck 'em.
The majority of the show as a big, jump up and down music and dance
extravaganza that reminded me of my favorite variety shows of the 60's
and 70's with the costume changes and the various motifs, and an army
of gorgeous dancers, and acrobats. They tap danced, played the
bagpipes, and skateboarded. All that was missing was Phyllis Diller.
Did it all work? No. But when it did it was pretty amazing. The opening
number 'Vogue' was a bit of a jaw dropper. The woman knows how to
entertain. Razzle-Dazzle, MGM musical style entertainment. She bent
over backwards for her fans. No, really , she bent over backwards while
she was singing to a very carefully engineered motif of gorgeous video
images that blew everybody, including yours truly away. I can't find
anything online about the person responsible for the video imagery but
Ludwig told me it was from a Vanity Fair photo shoot. Another favorite
of mine was an adult new wave version of 'Burning Up', one of my fave
Madge ditties. She closed with 'Holiday' (apparently a Madonna
tradition) and an explosion of confute. She urged all the men to take
off their shirts and in a flash Ludwig and the father with his wife and
two kids standing next to him. whipped off their shirts and the dad threw it at her as she
dangled a few feet away from us on a v shaped ramp over the main floor.
Ludwig got us really great seats. Yeah, she still looks good.
Will I run out now and buy all of her albums? No. Will I roll my eyes
the next time I hear her making some really pretentious sounding statement?
Probably. Would I see her again? Uh, yes.
posted by David on 7/16/2004 09:39:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeOf course NOW it works...,
posted by David on 7/16/2004 08:03:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeI just spent all morning creating a beautiful, intricate post about my first Madonna concert experience last night and the fucking Blog didn't post because of some error.
posted by David on 7/16/2004 08:00:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeLast night my Rudolph/SCARRIE! meeting was cancelled due to projectile vomiting by one Matt Gunnels so I ended up going to see the third installment of It Came From the Neo Futurarium! This particular feature was directed by Greg Allen and featured our very own Ed Jones, playing a MAN! I was shocked but said nothing. WILD CHICAGO's Richard 'Dick O'Day'Knight was there along with dreamy Victor from Samba Bamba, so I sat next to them in the VIP section.
The movie they chose to honor was Demetrius and the Gladiators, a 1954 romp starring Victor Mature and Miss Susan Hayward. Ed played Demetrius opposite Stacy Sargent, a supermodel Messalina that matched any drag queen eyebrow arch for eyebrow arch. Of course I got her card after the show..., Demetrius and the Gladiators is the story of a man that has to choose between unbridled pagan sex and Jesus's bathrobe. The magic bathrobe symbolized his faith..., and stuff like that. There was a lot of man flesh involved which made the evening rather enjoyable. True, they weren't in the best of shape, but man flesh is man flesh. The cast played their parts with relish and plenty of cheese and we all had a fun time. There was even a great Ernest Borgnine imitator. Greg Allen narrated and mentioned that at the beginning of the movie Richard Burton and Jean Simmons were executed, in their one and only scene. This prompted the lovable blonde Cate Mannion to lean over to me and whisper, Gene Simmons from KISS? I smiled politely and said 'No, dear'...,
Tonight I'm going to see Madonna. Yes, I know you're shocked, so am I. I'm simply doing research. One of my bestest lady friends, Ludwig got me a ticket so I couldn't refuse. More on that tomorrow.
posted by David on 7/15/2004 04:41:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeShe almost makes me want to see A Cinderella Story...
posted by David on 7/14/2004 03:14:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeEverybody... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, YOU BELONG IN A ZOO, YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY, AND YOU ACT LIKE ONE TOO!
Birthday greeting to Steve 'Ruth Claus-Jane Hudson-Pope John Paul George-Linarcos-Lydia Brenner-Helen Lawson'Hickson.
posted by David on 7/13/2004 05:24:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSo I wrote a new song for SCARRIE yesterday. Part of it came to me at work and I was terrified I would forget the melody before I got home to sing it into the tape recorder. Of course I write it out as soon as I can but sometimes I'll do that and look at it later and think 'What the hell is this?'. It's sung by Chris Hargenson, Billy Nolan and the bitch posse and it's called Wham!Bam!Beautiful. It's sort of a combination of AC/DC, The Sweet and Pat Benatar with a dash of Blondie. Now you know what poor Scott Lamberty has to go through.
posted by David on 7/13/2004 03:18:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeShe's movin' on up to a dee-luxe apartment in the sky...,
posted by David on 7/12/2004 10:38:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHi kiddies! The weekend flew by and I suppose the social event of the season took place at the Hidden Cove Saturday night. A grand celebration of Steve Hickson's birthday brought out a surprising amount of Handbaggers and their chasers. Anybody not familiar with the Hidden Cove should think of the establishment featured in the movie 'Barfly' with karaoke. It was cute watching Steve Hickson get DRUNK. Drunk enough to go up to total strangers and tell them they were voted hottest in the bar..., Poseidonites Brannen Daugherty, Ron Kelly, Clarissa Gregg, Brigitte Ditmars, Brooke Allen, Steve 'Mrs. Rosen' Kimbrough all showed up. Brannen and Steve are in Parade. Did you know that? Baby Janers Donna LoBello, Adam Keune, Hillary Sanzel, Cody Cosmic, Tim Howard, and Tim Piotrowski showed. ARTFCO/Rudolphers Michael Buino and Tina Haglund showed up. A former SCARRIE! Chris Hargenson, Mary Nessolor was there along with Merrie 'I'm Just a Girl' Greenfield, local celebrities Dan Crowley, Greg Allen, and a host of others. Noticeably absent were Ed Jones, Matt Gunnels, Mike Miller, Ann Miller (she had a good excuse), BC Kalz, Ludwig, all the straight boys from Baby Jane (except,uh,Adam), Chris Yourex and the staff of Devon Avenue Liquors and Groceries (in that order).
Yesterday I attended Gayco's 'Weddings of Mass Destruction' a very funny sketch comedy show with some pretty damn talented people. I chatted with Gayco member, Handbag supporter and Windy City Radio personality Jim Bennet. The director of the show is that guy you see in all the FOX Chicago program spots they use for their reruns. You know, for 3rd Rock From the Sun he says, 'Aliens...set phasers on fun'... I hate that promo, but actors to have to eat too. Besides, he did a great job directing those whacky Gayco kids. They're quite good. I missed seeing the very talented eye-candy guy Andy Eninger, a former King Moon Racer in Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer and one of my many secret husbands. My secret husbands don't know they're my husbands so I would appreciate it if you would not tell them, thus the term 'secret husband'.
posted by David on 7/12/2004 04:54:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeOkay, I'm a bad mother. I forgot to mention tonight was the opening night of Durang 4Play. Four one act plays by Christopher Durang featuring a host of Handbaggers and friends of Handbag. I plan on going next Friday. Won't you join me?
posted by David on 7/10/2004 06:02:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeThis is why I could never go into politics.
posted by David on 7/09/2004 03:24:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifePer my post yesterday Mike Miller and I went to the Neo-Futurarium (I hate having to spell that stupid name) to see the second installment in their series of so called 'BAD' movies. If everybody likes them why are they called 'bad'? Susan Slade, last nights featured film exceeded my expectations. My God, the dialogue was priceless. So ludicrous, yet... so true. Our own Merrie Greenfield once again hit it out of the park with her portrayal as Leah Slade, Susan's mother who will go to any lengths to protect her family's honor. As I sat next to my date, Mikey Miller I had one of those embarrassing wistful moments where time seems to stop and I looked around and realized how grateful I was to be able to sit in a room full of freaks and geeks like myself and be able to laugh and enjoy a reading of an obscure 1961 film starring Dorothy McGuire and Connie Stevens. It sure beats the hell out of sitting home watching 'Friends'.
posted by David on 7/08/2004 03:10:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeTHE WILD, WILD, WORLD OF MERRIE GREENFIELD
Join me at the Neo-Futurarium for It Came From the Neo-Futurarium III! Tonight's reading: SUSAN SLADE, starring Handbag's own Merrie Greenfield and others.
posted by David on 7/07/2004 03:48:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHow was my 4th of July? Busy. Work, sleep, write, sleep, work, sleep, work, play, sleep.
I finally saw Fahrenheit 9/11, and I was glad I did. Most of the people in the long, sold out line already looked like they didn't need any convincing to hate George W. Bush, but if you had any doubts, this the film to see. There is some pretty compelling and scary evidence to back up what Mr. Moore is saying and of course it's slanted against Bush, but facts is facts ma'am. George W. reminds me so much of Homer Simpson in a way. Remember the episode where Frank Grimes is totally frustrated by how Homer seemingly stumbles his way through life while the rest of the world does all the work? Well, George W. is a lot like Homer in that episode. NO matter how he messes up, his ass gets pulled out of the frying pan either by his family, Arab interests or the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 attacks were the best thing that ever happened to George and his boys. It totally gave him carte blanche to do whatever he wanted to under the guise of 'patriotism' and NOBODY questioned him. Bastard. I'm beginning to think he's evil. Either that or the biggest pawn of the century.
Saturday- (sung to 'Maria')IKEA, I just shopped all day at IKEA...,
Sunday- Chris and I spent all day building the furniture for his new office. By the time we got home and we got our Seattle tickets online I got a little grouchy. I needed my nap and listening to Chris's helpful 'suggestions' all day wears thin on a person. We tried to visit the kids but Chris's car had other ideas and we ended up staying in the city. After my nap I went to Clarissa's rooftop for 4th of July fireworks, Latino style and had a wonderful time and learned quite a lot...,
Late Sunday night and the night before and the night before I worked on SCARRIE songs and script tweaking.
Monday Chris and I lugged more crap over to the office and I had my meeting with Brooke Allen, lady producer. There. Now I'm officially caught up.
posted by David on 7/06/2004 09:35:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeI'm so behind on my Bloggity Blog Blog, I apologize. Last week I promised I would tell you about the Gay Pride Parade, and yes, we marched, and yes we were very well received. I actually rolled. Steve and I decided to take advantage of our Baby Jane costumes and once again march as Bette and Joan. This is always a popular choice with parade-goers . I heard 'But ya' are Blanche!' about a hundred trillion times. Halfway through the parade I grew weary of acting terrified ("It's my sister, she's INSANE!!!!"), and the crowd, God Bless them really hasn't changed since my first parade 23 years ago. God, did I just type 23 years ago? Enthusiastic, some (quite a few) very drunk, some just downright scary- the kind of folks you usually don't see during the daylight hours or want running over to you to touch your face and hair. I don't know if would stand out and watch the parade, it just seems rather boring if you're not drinking. People were screaming WOO-WOO constantly! And I was accosted by over zealous fans on more then one occasion. Wanting to sit in my lap, pose for pictures, say things, touch their hands, give them the high five. I drew the line when somebody wanted me to kiss his hands. I flat out refused and rolled away in regal Joan-like manner. God knows where his hands had been. Some people want more and more out of you and it's NEVER enough. Now I know what it's like to be Mariah Carey. The poor thing.
posted by David on 7/06/2004 02:47:00 PM | Link |
Coming soon, to a theater near you....,I'm Carrie, just an ordinary girl....,
posted by David on 7/06/2004 11:09:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeIt's Thursday, and I have four glorious days of off time ahead. Plenty of time to finish the new songs for SCARRIE I've been working on for the past two weeks. Last night I went to
It Came From the Neo Futurarium III- Return of the Neo-Futurarium
Back with a vengeance to prove that bad can be really good, heres IT CAME FROM THE NEO-FUTURARIUM III: RETURN TO THE NEO-FUTURARIUM! Every Wednesday for six weeks, The Neo-Futurists proudly present the third in a series of creative staged readings of some of the most obscure, trashy, goofy, bizarre, cheesy, and all-around terrible film scripts of the 20th Century. Curators and Neo-Futurists Jay Torrence and Dina Connolly have assembled yet another head-slappingly great lineup of directors and actors who've dreamed up the most innovative, yet extremely low-budget, methods for adapting these film scripts for a live theater setting. Each film is performed only once, so don't miss out!
I caught those wonderful kids at The House Theatre's reading of NEWSIES. The doomed Disney musical featuring Christian Bale, Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret. I actually didn't think NEWSIES was a bad film- I mean it's a musical with a message, which is inherently bad anyway, but my judgement is a little slanted because I like...well, you know what I like. The cast was pitch perfect and hilarious. They even had some pretty impressive choreography and the crowd loved them. I also caught a sneak preview of next week's show, 'Susan Slade, featuring our very own Merrie Greenfield as a mother who will go to any lengths to protect her daughter. This piece is directed by HIAH friend & boy genius David Kodeski, so I'm really looking forward to it. I expect to see you there.
posted by David on 7/01/2004 07:55:00 PM | Link |
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