Just the damn truth, folks. The older I get, the more I realize that the way I light shows needs to change. I need minions. I’m too old and fat to be hauling my ass up and down an a-frame ladder for a week to get ready for a show. But that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been editing Hard Day’s Knight for the omnibus in the mornings and working in the theatre in the afternoons. Except for today, because I have a dentist’s appointment this afternoon to get a new crown installed.
So I go into the wormhole that is tech rehearsal starting on Sunday, and most shows this is where I die for a week and then come out the other side exhausted but happy with the results. I think it will likely be a bit different this time around, without that pesky day job in the way of my rehearsals! Sunday will still be kinda brutal, with two rehearsals covering ten hours, but that’s the only really bad day we’ve got. And it’s a relatively simple show. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee won’t take nearly as many rock concert-like cues as shows I’ve done in the past like RENT or Seussical. It’s a very cute show, with adults playing the roles of kids at a spelling bee. The cast is in good shape, and I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen so far.
There’s a new Bubba story out, the silliest one yet. This one is called Hall & Goats, and yes, I’m totally riffing on the band Hall & Oates. Because I can. This month Bubba faces the dreaded Chupacabra! How is he supposed to kill something he can barely pronounce? Check it out on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.