It's like lemonade- Sweet, Tangy, and Refreshing!

February 27, 2005

Surfacing Playwrights Festival

I didn't know I was so out of practice.

The auditions for the Surfacing Playwrights Festival (SURFACING) were Thursday night at the University Center. Got in touch with Kristen and Lar, but Kristen couldn't come try out, and Lar never called me back.

SURFACING is basically a group of plays that are chosen out of several submitted by students. The best ones are picked, and then performed by cast members that are NOT from the Conservatory. However they are from just about anyone else. (The Conservatory program at Webster has an agreement the forbids the budding actors from experiencing outside jobs. Wouldn't want to taint their development.) I'd missed the last two years of auditions. No way I was going to miss this one.

I was the first to get an audition sheet. For some odd reason, I couldn't remember the names of all the plays I'd been involved in... there were just so many. None of them were major, really. But... It took about three phone calls before I had them all down. I couldn't remember the names for the directors of Family Musical Theatre, so I called Dad. I couldn't remember my part in If These Walls Could Talk, so I called Tarrith. Then I called Dad again just to be sure.

By the time I had it all filled out, I was deeply entrenched in the line of people waiting to audition. People had gone before me... and people would come after. The nervousness hit me like a mack truck. I got to watch someone do a much more impressive job at one of the cold reading stations than I did. I read for some male parts. But, the part that bothered me the most, was that I forgot how to project at first.

This is the final straw. I'm getting involved in community theatre again. Stat.

Who's with me?

February 18, 2005

Bite-sized Chocolate candy...

Jess isn't the only one who bought herself half-priced walgreens candy...


  • Screw Valentine's Day. I'll be 21 this year. I'm expecting every one of my friends to help me throw a Toga Party for Lupercalia. Wine, carousing, and grapes off the vine for everyone!

  • Les Mis...

    • Was awesome. We sat on the bottom level- under the Mezzannine. Drac had never been before. I dragged him out to the middle of the theatre to look at the gigantic chandelier hanging down. The whole theatre, itself, is a work of art. I love it...

    • Still took my breath away... they subsititued a few cast members from A company, but that certainly didn't change the caliber of the performance. I knew the words to most of the songs so well that I mouthed half of them unconciously. Wonder when it's coming back in town...

  • About the Puppies... Drac and Renzo, along with the stepsibs, named the puppies after greek women of mythical proportions- Kalypso/Calypso and Pandora. I still smile when I hear the names. Too bad they're still in the training stages.

  • The van overheated. MY van overheated. Before I could get my hands on the wheel. So... I get insurance on Big Daddy's Alero. Now, I learned to drive on the Alero, and it's a beautiful car... I just have to get used to driving it on my own.

  • Time for me to get a job. I'd need to get one anyway, but the fact that I'll be driving a new used car means that I'll have to take over payments. Anybody hiring out there?

  • Made a quiz at Quizyourfriends for those who dare to try it. I've been told it's hard- Even my own sister got a 70. (Another said that he didn't know it was about me until the third question. Don't make the same mistake... it's all about me!) Take it if you dare.

  • Manamana. It's good for you.

    Mmm... tasty...

  • February 13, 2005

    For Valentine's...

    Because nothing says lovin' like Meatloaf...

    Boy: On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
    Girl: Will he offer me his mouth?
    Boy: Yes.
    Girl: Will he offer me his teeth?
    Boy: Yes.
    Girl: Will he offer me his jaws?
    Boy: Yes.
    Girl: Will he offer me his hunger?
    Boy: Yes.
    Girl: Again, will he offer me his hunger?
    Boy: YES.
    Girl: And will he starve without me?
    Boy: (impatient)YES.
    Girl: And does he love me?
    Boy: (tender)Yes.
    Girl: Yes.
    Boy: On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
    Girl: Yes.
    Boy: I bet you to say that to all the boys.

    ~From "You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth (hot summer night)" by Meatloaf

    February 12, 2005

    The Awful Answers

    Groans to be expected and heard all the way across the city if not several states...

    1. Why did Billy take a ruler with him to bed?
    To see how long he slept

    2. How do you get the water into watermelon?
    Plant it in the spring

    3. What do you get when you cross a goose, a rhino, and a credit card?
    A rhino that honks before it charges
    (Yeah, I don't get it either...) alternate answer- Me, when I get my van, doing holiday shopping...

    4. What takes so long to come, but is so fast to go?
    Your paycheck

    5. Why did the banker lose his job?
    Because he did not make any sense

    6. What did the Tyranosaurus Rex eat for breakfast?
    Scrambled Legs

    7. Why did the Ghost sing off key?
    Because he left his sheet music at home

    8. What's the best way to brush your Hare?
    Hold him firmly by his long ears and brush gent-ly
    Also accepted: with garlic and butter

    9. Why was the ocean arrested?
    Because it beat upon the shore

    10. What does my homework and a rare steak have in common?
    They're both almost done


    All jokes from Laffy Taffy wrappers that I saved from my Major British Writers class. I think she just wanted us on a sugar high- but she said that she brought them all up to add to the gold coins that I brought for Mardi Gras. Oh, well. :p

    February 07, 2005

    A Streak of Good Shows

    Les Miserables - which I saw the stage production of at the Fox this weekend, was awesome. There was so much that I had forgotten- and so much that I couldn't wait to see again.

    Phantom... the movie... easily surpassed my expectations, but I still feel like something could have been done better. Doesn't keep me from wanting to see it a third time.


    So... when I hear about movies like The Corpse Bride and MirrorMask, then I get excited all over again. What do I expect? What do I want?

    I- can't be sure.

    For example- I expect a good yarn from Tim Burton for The Corpse Bride, being based on a legend... I found the legend without really looking for it- just more general information about the movie. I've heard that it should be straight to video- and I hope it is... short films never fare well. Johnny Depp really looks like Johnny Depp- or as much as one can as a stop-motion puppet.

    For MirrorMask- it feels like Labyrinth all over again- only much, much cooler. Look at the trailer, and tell me who doesn't want to go to what could potentially be the visual spectacular of the year ala Madeline L'Engle. (And if someone knows whether or not there's a good movie of her books somewhere, let me know.) MirrorMask is based on a comic book series- which I can honestly say I haven't read. But I do know that It's a Jim Henson production and (I belive) a Sundance film contender.

    Must wrap this up, class in a matter of minutes. Don't forget- Tell me who's in for seeing these after viewing the trailers!

    Minivan before the end of this week- driving people (or to people) in a matter of months. Yay!

    More on Les Mis, puppies, and the answers to the "quiz questions" next posts.

    February 02, 2005

    What I really Learned in my History of the British Novel Class

    Pop Quiz! Answers to be put up later!

    1. Why did Billy take a ruler to bed with him?

    2. How do you get the water into watermelon?

    3. What do you get when you cross a goose, a rhino, and a credit card?

    4. What takes so long to come, but is so fast to go?

    5. Why did the banker lose his job?

    6. What did the Tyranosaurus Rex eat for breakfast?

    7. Why did the Ghost sing off key?

    8. What's the best way to brush your Hare?

    9. Why was the Ocean arrested?

    10. What does my homework and a rare steak have in common?

    Bonus Question:
    When was the last time you ate a Laffy Taffy?