- Hi Kids!
My gosh, is it Sat. already??!! Can't believe we've been doing this for a week, seems like we just got here. We've had some long days but I don't think I've ever enjoyed the rehearsal process more. To the professionals out there I guess it's no big deal to put a show together in a week (of course we do have the luxury of 9 hour-a-day reheasals), but toa newbie like me, to work thru Act One yesterday was great. Really coming together. I'm still trying to find my balance, find the character, you know, all that actor stuff. But it's wonderful to have so many talented people to play off of, to learn from, makes the experience so much better.
One of the cast members, Chuck ( he's one of the old folks like me) had his birthday the other day. They stopped in the middle of rehearsal to sing "Happy Birthday" and we all chowed down on some New York cheesecake. Sweet!
I feel a little explanation is in order concerning my last Facebook status update. "Glenn Wall was caught in a blizzardwith Victoria....Slava!!! Well, Victoria is a very dear friend who I worked with last summer at Cape Rep. She took me tosee "Slava's Snowshow" at the Helen Hayes Theatre, right across from where "Phantom" and "Spamalot" are playing. In a word, "Amazing!". If you have a chance to see this, don't pass it up. I promise you, you won't be disappointed. "Slava" is a famous Russian clown, and this show has played to raves in England and now on Broadway. Trust me, this is not a "clown show." So difficult to describe...to do it justice and without giving too much away. But the experience for me was like having permission to be a kid again and relive that feeling of child-wonderment. It's like these wonderful creatures wisk you away to another world and all you need to do is go along for the ride. Ok, here's a hint, when I said "blizzard" that is exactly what I meant.
Be back soon