Oh dear friends. That last post... that movie synopsis about the musical with the legally blind director and unrehearsed scenes and unfinished sets, etc, etc, etc? Every last word of it true. Well, except the made for cable movie part of it. I haven't written much about the rehearsal process before this because, well... you know, if you don't have anything nice to say and all. It's been an exercise in patience, and frankly I'm not sure I'm getting a passing grade. I feared if I began blogging about it the post would turn into a huge long tirade, and so the movie synopsis form gave me just the right length to let you in on what's going on, without it turning into a rant. (Plus, although this blog is anonymous I have to know that anyone can stumble upon it at any time, and so I try not to be negative about people I know. I read a blog by an actress that I find fascinating... like watching a train wreck. I think "Who in their right mind would ever hire this girl again?") However, even with all that said, I still feel decently confident that it will be a good show. We have some really talented people involved, and the script and music are, as most of you know, just lovely. I cry during the last scene at every rehearsal, it's just so beautiful. And hence the name of the "movie," The Magic of Theatre. Because somehow it will all pull together by Saturday. It almost always does.
Yesterday Kathryn at Seeking Sanity awarded me this:
There are so many blogs that I read with authors who speak so powerfully that the roar of their words is felt around the world, but the person who first jumped to my mind to pass this on to was Jen at One Plus Two. Her blogging about her work with the homeless is some mighty powerful stuff indeed, and once you read her blog you will never look at a person on the street the same way again. She will change you.
And in case you just can't get enough Mardi Gras, check out I am Mardi Gras (and so can you!) at The Ambassador Returns for another great perspective.