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A little something to remember...

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

RENT

After stuffing myself silly at Thanksgiving dinner with the LA White Christmas orphans, I ventured out to The Dome in LA to see RENT, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical about the lives of a group of friends in New York City in the 1990's.

The actors in the film are almost all the same as the original Broadway cast. A smart choice by the director. Noteable additions to the cast include Rosario Dawson and Tracie Thoms. I had heard Tracie sing on the talk shows when they were making their rounds, so I knew she could sing. I was, however, blown away by Rosario Dawson. I went in skeptical and came out a fan. Her singing was terrific and she's a wonderful actress to boot.

Now, Christopher Columbus. He missed the boat with this one. I feel the dialogue in the movie could have used a little more work. Most of the dialogue consists of lyrics from the musical being spoken. A technique I found quite annoying. People don't speak in rhyming prose, so I found this hard to watch.

Overall, I enjoyed the performances. I think the story would have been served much better had the entire movie been told through Mark's eyes. It's a shame that such a wonderful piece of musical history is preserved on film in the manner Christopher Columbus envisioned it.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

my first performance

I made my White Christmas debut tonight. One of our guys called out sick tonight, so I got put on. With a bit of stress and a lot of help from the dance captains, I made it thru. No one got hurt! The entire cast was sooooo supportive tonight. It was thrilling to have cast members in the wings giving me their energy as I danced. After the curtain came down, a sea of bodies dressed in red came straight for me, offering hugs and congratulations. It was a nice way to end the evening. I will never forget the outpouring of support for me tonight. Thank you LA cast members......you're a dream come true!

As always, my performance coulda been better. Little bobbles happened, but overall, I was happy with the performance I gave tonight. If you're in LA....come see the show!!! I promise you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

White Christmas Cast Photo


Here's a picture of the cast in the lobby of the Pantages. We're on a break from tech rehearsal. I was actually on for one of the dancers which is why I'm in costume.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

WC-tech day three

Just got back from dinner break. We are mid-way thru teching Act Two. We are so ahead of schedule, that at times it doesn't even feel like a typical tech. Thankfully, the design team is way ahead of schedule since San Fran teched last week.

The show is in great shape. I sit in the house watching the dance numbers in amazement. The costumes, sets, lights....everything is coming together to make this special show absolutely unbelievable.

I'll post pictures soon. For now, I must get back to working on my swing charts.

Monday, November 14, 2005

10 out of 12 - day 1

Sitting in the house of the Pantages watching tech for White Christmas. The show is amazing!! Tech is going relatively smoothly so far.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Still dreaming...

The LA cast of White Christmas leaves NYC Saturday to begin tech for the show. The rehearsal process has been wonderful. It's crazy to think that 3 companies of the same show have all been rehearsed and shipped out in six weeks.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

my age

You Are 27 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.