I think that I should start updating this with the same things I post on my myspace blog. I have so much to say but no time, no energy to post anything about my life or my thoughts in two different places. Mostly I just post lyrics to songs I am writing these days anyway. Or I rant.
But after Seussical The Musical is done (more about that in a moment), I shall definitely try to update more often, at least once every few weeks.
Seussical. I love this show. We open on Thursday, so this week is going to be exhausting. I have two roles (double-cast with Britney) and so have twice the amount of work as usual. Most of the leads are double cast. I myself am the leading lady, Gertrude McFuzz, and on the nights that Britney does the role, I am a showy, silly Bird Girl, and vice versa. It has been amazing. Gertrude... well, she's a character that just reaches out and tugs at my soul. She's nervous and vain and has low self esteem because she only has a one feather tail and wants Horton the Elephant to pay attention to her. But even after she goes to the doctor and grows a bigger tail, he is still too wrapped up in finding his clover (with the Whos on it, you know) to notice (Notice Me, Horton.) When Horton is captured by hunters and sold to the circus, Gertrude goes to great lengths to rescue him. Because her tail has grown to the point where she can't fly, she goes back to the Doctor and has it plucked out, then undertakes a perilous journey to find Horton. (All For You) Oh, and somehow she has the time to FIND HIS CLOVER too. =] And finally he notices how amazing she is.
But I think what's so touching about her is that she's someone we all can relate to. We all sometimes feel like we're not beautiful or flashy or confident enough, and I don't think there's a single person that hasn't been in love with someone who just doesn't notice them, or see them that way.
And this show! OH MY GOD it's special. It will reach anyone who sees it - from a five year old girl to a ninety-five year old man... I am confident that this is the case.
I've had such a great time, even though it's been very demanding and stressful at times (John is at his wits end, to the point where it's really hard to work with him because he is so stressed that he yells and blows things out of proportion. I know that this isn't okay, but there's nothing I can do. It's hard because I look up to him and know he's such a great director and love him despite (or because of) his faults.) The cast is amazing. After months of hardly speaking to her because of school and all, I've finally grown really close to Chelsea (who I now guess I consider my best girl friend), and Alex Marcelo (one of the Hortons) and George (The Cat in the Hat) are now people I know I can turn to when I need them.
My Horton, Jim Sato, is such a great actor. He's been doing this for a long time so it's great to get to work opposite him. He doesn't really know all of his part (he's extremely stressed out with two roles to cover - He and Alex also play the Mayor) but he has two, three days to get it so I have my fingers crossed. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
I get to work with Tina again (she is the Amazing Mayzie) and I love it. She's my hero. =] And everyone else I haven't mentioned is great too.
So that's Seussical. If you're in the area, ask me for information. =]
Other than that? Not much. I am playing guitar quite a lot and have started writing songs. Alex is going to help me record soon, hopefully. I'm excited... this is something I really want to do. I want to start performing them if I can. Maybe by next year?
All right, I think I'm done for now. Hopefully there will be more soon.