The week after the show always feels like summer vacation. I feel very happy with how it all went, I have thoughts rolling around in my mind about the next show and I feel that I really don't have to focus on them too, too much. So, I am spending time in the garden...it is excellent ...if anyone had told me 8 or nine years ago that I would have a garden I would have told them that they were on crack. Literally.
I am reading and......composing a huge list of possible new songs to do.
Speaking of new songs......we have really gotten our feet wet with starting " Songs for a New World". We have had three rehearsals and have, hopefully, nailed down a director...which I am very excited about......but I can't tell the three of you who read this who it is ....... Yet. But it is cool. Super Cool. Tracy, Thom, Jason and I, our original Canadian cast have reunited and we will be performing it in November at the Young Centre. We are super pumped and we are singing away. And then stopping and looking really close at the music....then proclaiming..." I NEVER sang that!" Ah, honesty is such a scary word!
George and I are getting ready to take a little overnighter with Otto our puppy to Stratford to visit friends. Fun!
I have only flipped off about 20 people so far this year on my bike....which is awesome...a record for me.
And someone who tried to cut me off got the bad side of my attitude and then they told me, and I quote "Go back to Britain!"....no really.....I was so gobsmacked that I didn't know how ot respond....so after the shock wore away I called him every swear word that I could think of. we have to stand up for our brothers across the pond.
I saw Jonathon Munroe's workshop of " variations on a nervous breakdown" . First of all.......gay gay gay for his music I am. He is awesome! But his show was just an amazing collection of smart, funny, moving compositions sung by some fab singers.........Adam Brazier ( Woman in White on Broadway but a good ole Canadian Boy), Elizabeth Beeler ( who I did Showboat with) and Sarah Cornell ( Ulla in the Producers)...they were great and clearly had done some huge hard work. Oh and Jonnie sang too. Too many talents too little time.
I saw some "Sharron's Partier's" at Jonnie's show and it warmed my heart.
Wednesday night I am going to see the amazing Steve Gallagher ( first suprise guest at the Gladstone) playing the MC in Cabaret at Stage West. Love him ....cannot wait!
Wow, that is alot.
I hope that the three of you are well.
Put on your sunscreen and don't drink too much.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
What time is it?
5:15 am and I am sitting here reading answers to my blog and am shamed by Paul saying that since George has been home my entries have stopped.
Well turned, sir.
Cannot sleep....could be the aftershow pizza and wings.
Could be the excitement......we are waiting for offers on our house today and that put us on tenderhooks.
We spent the last two weeks fluffing the house and getting it ready.
Fluffing...interesting term in regards to this process.
I had to tell my sister what it first meant and then what it meant in regards to the house.
She was surprised!
Too much...painting, plastering, cleaning, planting and then when I had a few moments.....
rehearsing and writing.
The show ended about 8 hours ago and I am still thrilled.
It surprises me everytime how much I really enjoy doing it.
For those of you who could be there the songlist was:
"Life of the Party"( the best opener ever)
"All in the Finale" ( Songologue....featuring the theme songs from some of your favourite shows)
Ted Simonett and I sang "Just the Way You Are"
" New Girl In Town" ( Alice) into " Wig in a Box/ Science Fiction"
Don't Cha ( Pussycat Dolls) / Wanna Be (Spice Girls).....I know, right...it was awesome!
Nobody's Girl ( Bonnie Raitt)/ Mr. Brightside (The Killers) yes.....those Killers.
" Gloria" was the Sing-a-long and boy did they sing....knew all the words, too!
"Don't Stop Believin'"....Journey, Baby...you cannot go wrong there.
" Last Dance" Donna Summer....as always
and we encored on
"Stop in the Name of Love"
It was Awesome!!!!
We were packed again....I am constantly amazed and flabbergasted that we have such a great turn out!
We played games and Lisa Horner was the surprise guest...she sang " Total Eclipse of the Heart " with full choreo..Patrick sang back up for her.
She is one of the funniest ladies around.
Graham Abbey brought down the house with a Girl Medley that included "Sister Christian" and " Baby, One More Time" by Britney Spears and then he classed the place up with a bit of Shakespeare.
Ted Simonett, ex Canadian Tire Guy, sang a tune by John Bucchino
then as I said he and I dueted on " Just the Way You are"
I know that I say this everytime but....it was my favourite show so far.
I do always have the best seat in the house.
Patrick and I so enjoy putting it together....do come on down.
I am gonna try and put the wings and pizza tummy to bed!