28th Jul, 2015
Last week was crazy! I spent my days editing the "Tink" script with Tony (artistic director) and Kristen (stage manager) and we finally have a solid draft of the entire show! I am looking forward to our read through later this week so we can iron out even more details. I made a lot of lists and wrote a lot of music (and some lyrics) and am working hard on the dance breaks so Renata can start her choreography work. I am aiming to get drafts of every song done by August 10 - which is when I leave for my 9-day road trip. Even though I have a lot of work done, I still haven't written my "hit." I'm getting concerned, but I know that it will come to me and I'll end up writing "the big one" soon.
Because I've been doing shows almost constantly for the past two months, I took this weekend to see as many friends in as much local theatre as possible! Many actor/director/choreographer friends of mine find it difficult to see shows, because it is hard for them to enjoy the piece of theatre rather than looking at it technically. This weekend it was a challenge for me not to (especially Footloose and Into the Woods, both of which I'm very familiar with), but I ended up thoroughly enjoying every show that I saw for different reasons. An extra big shoutout to my friend Richie - I drove to Cleveland this past Sunday to see him rock the house in American Idiot!
What a blessing it is to be able to see so much theatre in such a small area. #supportlocaltheatre
*Theatre I saw this week: Footloose (Armstrong Community Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone (Stage 62), Into the Woods (St. Vincent Summer Theatre), Chicago (The Theatre Factory), American Idiot (Beck Center for the Arts)
*What is stuck in my head right now: "Neverlanders" (song I'm working on for "Tink")
*Most delicious thing I ate this week: Sandwich from Melt in Cleveland
*Biggest non-work-related thing of the week: I went swimming!!!!!I saw ALL THE SHOWS last week!