Thursday, February 18, 2010

I've Got a Good Feeling

What a marvelous cast--not only is everyone supremely talented, but everyone seems to have a great sense of humor, too, which is HUGE! Smiling, talented, good looking...I think this is going to be a really fun journey.

The music is insanely difficult, but the cast is absolutely up to the task! What a relief to be in such good company and to be surrounded by so many capable performers. This is definitely going to be one of those shows--and I am so fortunate to be a part of it all.

I've been watching a documentary on Vaudeville (which is not only research for this show, but has also turned out to be research for an original piece of theatre my own company is devising.) What an amazing period of time in American theatre, and what a shame it ever had to come to an end.

Interestingly, my paternal grandparents were Vaudeville performers (along the New England Seacoast on "the grange circuit".) I imagine myself channeling my grandmother as I investigate the role of Queenie, and I somehow feel more qualified to do the role because being a Vaudevillian is truly in my blood. I can't wait to really put her on and take her for a ride!

More thoughts about rehearsal tomorrow; right now I'm still just riding the high of having the first rehearsal under my belt!

No limits, no boundaries, no compromise!
Queenie (GoGo/Margeau)

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