Sunday, July 31, 2011

An Afternoon At The Movies

While I grew up in the Smurf era, I didn't really get into the cartoons. Still, I did own a few of the figurines and used the "smurf" language for a time. That a Smurf movie was coming out did nothing for me. That it was offered in 3D did not impress me. That it was a live actin movie set in NYC and starring Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays had me putting it on my "must see" list. Mallorie is a fellow NPH and Jayma Mays fan so she was willing to go. Cade decided to go based on a few TV commercials.

All in all it was an enjoyable movie and we had a good time.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Evening At The Theatre, "Next To Normal"

Sam saw this show on Broadway and absolutely loved it. He burned me a copy of the CD and overall, I liked the score.

Last night Chris and I attended the touring production in Charlotte. I was very much looking forward to seeing Alice Ripley in the role that won her a Tony Award.

The set was reminisent of Rent and Spring Awakening with scaffolding and purple, bright lighting.

Curt Hansen played Gabe and Emma Hunton played his younger sister Natalie. Both were outstanding. Jeremy Kushner played the dual role of Dr. Madden and Dr. Fine. He was okay. Nothing about either performance really stood out for me. Asa Somers performance was absolutely heartwrenching. By the end of the show I was trying to hold back tears. I was not successful.

Alice Ripley was astoundingly disappointing. I'm no singer, but I can certainly tell when someone is off key. She ever found the appropriate key. It might have been that she was tired. It might have been that she was sick. It might have been that she really didn't want to do the tour. Whatever it was, it came through in her performance.

If it hadn't been for the strong performances by her castmates, I would have demanded my money back.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Course Description

Ok, so Robin sent us the descriptions of what each of us will be teaching. Here's mine:
Drama/Auditioning - Cheryl Ann Roberts Actor & Former Educational Theatre Services Coordinator, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Explore dramatic "cold readings" acting, best practices, head shots and resumes.
I'll have to do some research on the "cold readings" piece. But "best practices" will be easy peasy due to the work I did on SETC's "Nail That Audition" webinar last year.

I'm less nervous and much more excited!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

And Scene...

While it was great reprising Rachael (I mean...she's such a fun, no boundaries kinda character!), I'm glad for The Couch to be over.

Thank you to Chad, Ken, Myla, Mark and Bridget for coming out to see it!

Your face! I thought you were really having one!
~NS 7.8
GREAT job tonight! You had me laughing every time you talked! So fun!!
~JP 7.8
You were spot on brilliant in "The Couch." Enjoyed every second. :-)
~MF 7.9

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Memorable Quotes

These are from the book Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos

"I have lost things I will never stop missing." - Cornelia

"Passion is sloppy and over the top and immature, and anyway, it doesn't last. You don't build a life on it. Passion makes people lose their heads." - Piper


So, it's official. Robin's classes have been approved and I will be teaching class on the 12th. I'm still not sure what I'm supposed to teach, only that I will have two classes - one for middle school students and one for high schoolers.

I'm both nervous and excited. I'm nervous about not having a lesson plan to go by, but I'm so totally excited about working with kids. I absolutely love working with kids!