solidfoamsoul: (Wake me when I'm dead - MASH)
I MET WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER!

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I just met Father Mulcahy two weeks before I expected to. He's doing a play nearby [livejournal.com profile] kittencuffs and I are totally gonna go see. It's "Our Town". I *HATE* "Our Town" but FATHER FUCKING MULCAHY is in it, so I'm going.

I was going to see "Rumors" at the regional theater with a friend I hadn't seen in a while (and another high school theater buddy, Charlie) on Friday since our former theater teacher, John, was in it. But she suddenly canceled finding out a friend had cancer! Me and Charlie decided to go instead on Sunday, since it was cheaper. Charlie suddenly canceled as he wasn't feeling well, so I texted [livejournal.com profile] kittencuffs but she didn't want to go, so mom and I went instead.

So I was standing in line to pick up our tickets when I turn to see a kindly old gentlemen in a bright blue sweater.

"I'm sorry, are you William Christopher?" I say, not wanting to sound rude. But then think: wow is that a dumb ass thing to say.

William Christopher smiles and says, "Yes, I am. I get that a lot."

I don't get to say much more as his wife gets his attention to go into the theater.

Son of a bitch! Before the show starts the owner of the playhouse introduces him to the damn audience, so during intermission he's stopped so much I never get the chance.

The play ends and he's sitting three rows away. Mom goes out to the lobby and I hang back to try and talk to him a little more. I don't wanna be pushy, him and his wife are out for some theater, ya know?

"I acted like a total dork before show! Of course, you're you."

"Luckily you where right!" He has the best friendly smile. You just want a hug.

He's still sitting in a seat so I sit in the row behind him, "You know I'm a big fan--"

"HI I JUST WANTED TO SAY I LOVED YOU IN MASH!" says this goddamn rude woman who just swoops in like a bird of prey. Right in his face. WTF goddammit I was talking!

So this 79 year old actor fucking bounds out of the chair as he sees the playhouse owner to catch up with her. He's gonna go see the actors. Well, I am too! I catch up with Patti, my theater teacher's wife. She tells me she's in "Our Town" too! And "Bill is so nice! He's so wonderful."

William Christopher praises the cast and talks to them a bit. He goes to chat with Patti and I say hit to John and James (someone else I know in the cast, that I didn't know was in it), get a hug and kiss from John goodbye (they gotta do a photo shoot) and by the time I get back to Patti, William Christopher and his wife are saying goodbye to Patti and leaving.

Oh well. I'll have to ask Patti if she'll ask him, if he'll do autographs and pictures after "Our Town".

But he was nice.

I MET FATHER MULCAHY!
solidfoamsoul: (Goddammit!! - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Getting info from my boss about the location of the theater we're supposed to be at FRIDAY is like PULLING TEETH.

OMFG.
solidfoamsoul: (I was locked out of my kingdom)
Opening night is three days away and I'm STILL needing to buy things for the show. Costumes finally got here today. Four women in the cast and none of them except one has the sense to pull their hair back for the show. I hope John tells everyone to get to the school at 5:30 just so I can do hair. Because I will be the one having to do it.

I wish I had help!

And John gave me a great hug today. I needed that. I think that's a lot of why I've been so frustrated this show as well. Because everything's been getting here so late John's been stressed. And when John is stressed he's all "We need, we need, we need" and not telling me I'm doing a wonderful job or giving me hugs goodbye.

OMG I have daddy issues.

And one day I'm going to disappoint John and my world will come crashing down.
solidfoamsoul: (I was locked out of my kingdom)
I need Victorian England sounding songs ASAP. It's for "the Importance of Being Earnest" so in that theme would be best...

I have:

Piggies - The Beatles
English Tea - Paul McCartney

...and a few others but you get it...

HELP!

I'm getting paid for this now and I've already fucked up. Help me get the fucking music in any case...
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I keep looking at my clock. 1:58... 2:02... 2:07

I'm not feeling well, so I skipped Medieval History. I could have gone.

But I would have to be sitting through two hours of my professor reading exactly what he's written on his Power Point that he's projecting.

Ugh college.

TO DO:
1. Buy psych book.
2. Buy Computer class book.
3. Find two hundred dollars to fix the hole in your saving those books burned.
4. Make prop list.
5. Send cast measurements to Dennis.
6. Get name of person from Dennis who has paperwork so I can get paid for stage managing.
7. Do Medieval History homework.
8. Do Psych homework and quizzes.
9. Do laundry.
10. Wash car.
solidfoamsoul: (Nez has a sad)
So after class Ken and I went back to his house to watch a movie. On the way to the parking lot...

Ken: [checking phone] "I gotta stop flirting with girls I meet..."

Me: "What?"

Ken: "This girl is almost stalking me... But temptation is a bitch. I was resisting when we saw 'Four Christmases'..."

Me: "Oh, really?"

Fuck.

So we go back to his house and search for his DVD remote. Can't find it. Watch Comedy Central stand up instead. He puts his arm around me. We end up full out limbs entangled cuddling.

Then he asked if he could kiss me.

I said, "No. You've got a girlfriend."

"Please? Just one?"

"No."

"Please?"

"No." x twelve and again at the next commercial break. I told him I would go home if he asked again. So we cuddled and watched TV and he kissed my cheek three times and my hand a few times throughout the two hours. He asked once more before I left and then apologized if he was "pushing it too far."

But son of a bitch! I like him. And he likes me, apparently. BUT HE HAS A GIRLFRIEND.

Goddammit!

And to make today suck even more: tonight's OPENING NIGHT was canceled. Someone smelled something "funny". Whatever it was WAS there. It made you cough a little. Fifteen minutes later it was gone. Something in the air vents probably. We got canceled for the night.

And John looked as if someone had just died. I have never seen him sadder.

I never wanna see that look again.

But in other news! I bought a fish a while ago.

He still doesn't have a name. I can't think of one!

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solidfoamsoul: (FRODIS FREAKOUT)
So I had classes today, Storytelling and American History. I have (co-assistant stage manager/guy who asked me out) in Storytelling and John from work in that class. Yay!

Then in American History I sat beside this cute guy with cool shoes. They looked like they should be alligator/snake skin, but they weren't, you know the kind. Anyway I said "Nice shoes." He said, "Thanks. Is that Kermit?" referring to my messenger bag. "Yep." "But Animal is the coolest." (As if trying to show off his Muppet knowledge. Lolz.) "But Kermit is the everyman." And then we got to talking about what we were taking (other classes) for what. Then class started. His name is Ken. He kept making a few side comments to me like "This class'll be easy" and "5-7 pages? And here I was worried..." like that.

So then, class ended and I told him I had to go to work after this, when he asked what class I have next. We walked out of the room and out of the building. He asked where I'm parked and I told him.

"Want a ride over there?"

"Sure!" Cuz, damn that's nice of him and we've barely met. We continued walking to the parking lot, closer to where my car was, actually...

"Hey, if my old messenger bag is in my car, I'll give you the buttons off of it," Ken said.

"Wow, that's super nice. Thanks!" I said. Who does that!?

While he's bent over looking for his bag in the backseat, he asked where I work and he told me where he worked (Highland Country Club) but I'm not sure what he actually does. Judging from the white button down hanging up, I'd guess waiter. Then I told him that Iwas actually parked in this same lot. "Oh," He said, "I thought you were one lot over." And still he was going to drive me. How nice is he?!

Well, the bag wasn't there, and we said goodbye.

A few hours later, I'm at rehearsal. Joe was sitting a row and one seat over behind me. About thirty minutes into rehearsal, I heard Joe breathing really strangely behind me. Like he couldn't catch his breath. I knew something was seriously wrong before I even turned around. And when I did, he was shaking and his eyes were open. I called his name, too scared to actually raise my voice and, stupidly, shake his arm like I'm trying to wake him up. FTW, me in a crisis? I yelled for John the director, who was too busy directing the actors at the time and the actors were listening to him, so no one was really paying attention to Joe but me. I got up, moved to stand to get closer to Joe, but stopped when John crouched infront of the first row, getting a good look at Joe dead in the eye. He reached over, touching Joe's arm.

"He's having a seizure?" John sort-of-asked no one in particular. He looked to me before glancing to the others, "Do we know about this?" Apparently no one did. Before I could ask him "What do we do?" Joe came out of it.

"Hey. You alright? You just had a seizure." John said gently.

"Did I?" Joe sounded pretty out of it.

"We think so. How do you feel?"

"Okay... Dizzy."

"You need to take something?"

"No. Only when I go to bed..." Joe continued, "I got up real early this morning... That might have done something."

"You need to go home?"

Joe didn't answer immediately, so I offered, "I can take you home, Joe. No problem, hon."

"No, I don't... I don't want you missing rehearsal."

"It's fine," John interjected before I could, just to tell him the same. "If you need to go home and take something... We'll be fine. I'm just worried about you doing whatever it is you need to do to get better, son. Okay?" Joe nodded and John turned to me, "Can you drive him?"

"Yeah, no problem." I nodded, knowing where he lived. It was a fairly easy drive and about fifteen minutes or so. So after making sure Joe was alright, John went back to directing the scene and Andrea (the stage manager, who actually gets paid to do it) came over to us, helping Joe pack up his things.

Joe seemed nearly back to normal as we walk to the car. Then I discovered I'm missing an earring. I didn't want to make Joe walk around any further, but I didn't want to leave him alone either. And I wanted to find this earring. I told this to Joe and he offered to help me look for it.

"I bet it's in the auditorium. Come with me." I said and we went back inside. I didn't notice at the time, entering that Joe wasn't with me. I glanced back and he's okay, just standing in the hall. I could see the earring right near my seat.

John walked over to me after I explained why I was back and picked up my earring. "I meant to tell you, you don't have to come back to rehearsal. I know it's a long drive, so you can just head home. Call us and let us know you got him home safe, okay?"

I nodded and John thanked me and gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. I drove Joe home and he told me about his first classes, but mostly the one he had just a few hours before with John, Acting 1, which I had and it was basically my same first day, too. Lol. I ended up going back to rehearsal anyway (because it was only about twenty-five minutes) and let them know Joe was alright.

"Maybe he just needs some hot cocoa and his jammies," John reasoned, relieved, before getting out of his chair and picking up the next scene.

And I always thought Mondays were boring...

HELP

Jan. 11th, 2009 07:49 pm
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Help me out guyz!

I have to come up for house music for our play. You know music to play before the show starts. It's "Wait Until Dark", Audrey Hepburn's last movie. It's taking place in 1967 so I want some from around then. (The director wants Talking Head's "Psycho Killer" to play during intermission, so apparently ten years away is okay.)

A blind woman is caught up in a con-game about a doll full of heroin her husband unknowingly took from a woman in Canada to deliver.

So far I am thinking:

"For what it's worth" - Buffalo Springfield
"Cuddly Toy" - The Monkees
"Heroin" - Velvet Underground
"People are Strange" - The Doors

Any more suggestions?

Also:
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
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Well, nothing note worthy really happened yesterday.

So, I have more than just one happy thing.

Day 3/4:

-Went to see "A Christmas Carol" with mom at the Gilbert theater.
-OMG John the Director and his wife Patty are waiting outside! They came to get on the waiting sheet without reservations. Mom got on the waiting sheet the day before. So Patty and John didn't get in. =(
-Richard and James were amazing and the girl that played Belle was a big girl (yay!) and James played young Scrooge and they were o so cute. And she was awesome too. Unfortunately regular old Scrooge looked and SOUNDED like Mark Twain. FAIL.
-Carrie played the Ghost of Christmas Past and she hugged me and really liked my outfit and shoes and purse.
-I saw Richard afterward and got a big hug from him (he was rather happily surprised to see me) and he said he liked my jacket. After getting accosted by two little kids that were in the play. LAWLZ. And unhappy thing, James and Richard didn't get cast for "Waiting After Dark." HOWEVER, Dennis, who is the other theater teacher, got cast as Cardino. But hasn't shown up for the last two (our first) rehearsals and John said his answering service isn't picking up. So, hopefully he hasn't died or anything, but hopefully James will be cast as Cardino instead because he is hot and I'm totally crushing he read really well for it.
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Man, am I a sure sucker for (most) memes!

Anyway,

Good thing: Day Two 1/2. Oh yeah.

I got a call from Patty, John the Director's wife, who asked me if I could help 'stage manage'. I said "Absolutely". She said good, because John and I "work brilliantly together".

Dude. I love her.

Okay, meme:

A YEAR IN REVIEW
(Post the first line of the first post for each month)

JAN - I kid.
FEB - Eric's "More witches!" and Michael's "She looks like one!" kills me every time in that witch scene in Holy Grail.
MAR - Last night I had a dream that we were doing rehearsals for Tom Stoppard's "The Real Inspector Hound" (which I haven't even been cast in yet) but with my cast from "Picnic".
APR - Dear [livejournal.com profile] sheiannasherra, I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'll join the monastery.
MAY - Cuz it's the Chipmunk Adventure!
JUN - Talk about frickin' ruining an until then frickin' cool day.
JUL - Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr!
AUG - It does look a bit bigger on the inside....
SEP - I need Monkees.
OCT - I have too much stuff.
NOV - So apparently like 75% of my f-list had a really sucky Halloween.
DEC - Also, YEEEEEESS

The months of the yee-ee-ee-ee-eear!!
Dammit, kindergarden!

WEIRD. I seem to post almost always on the 3rd of each month.
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New Hampshire is nice. And hilly. Well, my grandparents do live in the mountains of Lancaster, so I suppose it would be. A total bitch to drive through. It's pretty smooth sailing on pavement (sometimes) and then it's ROCKS! Bamn, Ouijongbu! (Uh, M*A*S*H thing there...)

Anyway, local theater. Scott McGowan is back! Yee! He was the lead in "Parade" a few years back, my first time at the Weathervane Theatre, actually. He wasn't in Wed's "Why not stay for breakfast?" but there was this blonde guy named Lou Steele, who looks like Chip Esten and Evan Farmer's love child. (And he sings like Adam Pascal and Evan, but he's not Radames in 'Aida' which I don't get to see. Scott is Zoser and I'm so friggin mad. This girl Nicole something or other is gonna be Aida. She was in "Breakfast" and was really good.)

Scott was the Emcee in "All that Jazz". Talk about *squee*. He was fantastic. And everyone loved him. He wore the modern Emcee getup but without the nipple rouge. Damn. He also sang some song about when he's feeling down he just straps on his fake boobs again... He dressed up full drag and then a small chorus line of the other guys in drag came out. Much fun since Barrett Hall (Radames in Aida. He's good too. And looks like first year's Mark Bradley Miller, who looks kinda like Jeff Goldblum.) had a five o'clock shadow, a really messed up wig and couldn't walk very good in heels.

Also, poor Lou Steele had a hard on for half the show. Something musta been goin' on back stage. He came out for "All I care about is love" and when the girls started ripping off his pants I thought, "Oh poor guy. I wonder what he's thinking right now." And later on, "Paris Makes me horny" could not have helped. The girl rubbing all over him and bouncing up and down on his lap, while he cried. THEN he had to dance. He makes noise when he dances. Excited noises. But he wasn't dancing too well. And by now the bulge downstairs was quite apparent and the old lady behind me made a comment to her friend about it.

What else?

Oh,

Road Trip Conversations

Nancy: (on the phone, with my grandpa) "I want you to pick up some hemorrhoid suppositories... For my hemorrhoids... Not the cream to use for wrinkles around my eyes... The suppositories work better... You can get the PX brand, I don't care. Just make sure it's the suppositories... How much do you want to discuss this?"

Nancy: "Have you heard about the Shakers?"
Me: "No."
Nancy: "They were a group who didn't believe in sex... So, you know, eventually they died out, not reproducing. They didn't last very long. But they made good furniture. Good, sturdy furniture."


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