Oh The Thinks you can Think
Seussical opened on the 11th and it is going rather well. The kids absolutely LOVE it, and the adults think its one of the best productions they’ve ever seen. That’s the good part, the bad part is I’m exhausted. We just had 8 shows this last week and will have doubles on fri/sat/sun upon returning this week. But, that’s how the professional world rolls, and this is great practice. It’s different than doing 25 shows with community theatre because of what is expected. At least what I believe is expected. And my role as Dance Captain is a challenge for my track because some of my changes must be faster so I can get to the Voms (Vomitorium, those little hallways that go beneath the audience and no not originally meant for vomiting =) ) to watch some of the dances and make sure people are upholding the integrity of the choreography and not changing it even a little just because there might be someone “special” watching, and make sure every audience is getting the same show.
It’s probably the hardest and funest job I’ve received thus far at PCPA. Yes even I believe it’s harder than being a swing because as a swing I had to know 5 or 6 people track and choreogrpahy, as a dance captain I must know it ALL and be able to approach ALL and give notes accordingly. Verbally giving notes can be difficult when speaking to my peers because they give me excuses or tell me what they learned in the rehearsal hall, and I keep just having to look at them and repeat myself or remind them when it was changed or that they just need to take one step to their right to be alligned with the group correctly. Then they go saying well so-and-so is doing it too and I have to literally say “I will worry about _____, you worry about you.” It’s just annoying and difficult. Have to remind them too that this is my JOB, this is an ASSIGNMENT that I get graded on and I’m doing it the best way I can, and I DO report those that do not take my notes and that goes towards their grades and their marks for professional behavior. Did I volunteer to be Dance Captain? Nope, was I pleased when I found out I was assigned said position? Nope, But am I doing the best I can with my knowledge of the ALL dances and ALL cast members? Yes. So take the note and DO IT and don’t give me LIP!
There, that felt good. Now, I still want you all to come see it. It’s rather short. First half is about 45 minutes, second half about 35 minutes, with a 20 minute intermission. Evening shows start at 7pm (instead of the normal 8pm) and matinees are at 2pm. Here’s a pic of my Zebra costume.
On an entirely different note i spoke to Kaza the other day for the first time in a few months. I did not apologize, I did not yell, I told her how I felt and that when I can I’d like to speak to her again. No everything is not better, and I don’t even know if that’s specifically what I’m aiming for. We’re both different people now so it’s just finding a place or an agreement of where we are now, and where do we move to – if that’s applicable.
Another different note. The smurf, (ben, my 19 – will be 20 at the end of january brother) is getting married THIS december on the 16th. No i’m not pleased. It’s an ugly big deal that I’m in constant struggle with and no it’s not about the girl. I don’t even know her. I’ve spoken to her once and that was the converstaion of “where’s the fire guys? why do you have to get married RIGHT NOW, you met in June!” and i’ve seen her 3, no 4 times now. It’s about Ben and the choices he makes at the age he is now. The age is he both physically and mentally.
Please don’t comment on this.
I’m hungry. (what’s new you wonder)
Cleveland and I started watching 24 season 2, so I’m gonna get some homework done, get some food and watch more of that.
I see Antoan in 40 days. let the countdown begin.