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June 12, 2019:

THE GROUP REP CABARET SHOW NUMBER ONE

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Well, dear readers, I remember getting ready to write these here notes, and then, for reasons beyond my control, I forgot to write them.  But here they are for your mental delectation, hot out of the notes oven.  Speaking of hot, we’ve had some pretty hot days this week.  And yet, coming out of the Group Rep after our show, it was drizzling. Go know.  I gotta tell you.  Speaking of the Group Rep, we had our first show last night – playing to a half-house of around fifty-something people.  I was hoping for more, but hopefully tonight they will come, especially actual Group Rep folks, since that’s who were doing this for.

I will say that the show went really well – no big flubs or anything and everyone really did a fine job.  I’m not sure how long it was, but the hope was two hours plus the intermission. Certainly, it never felt long and that’s the most important thing.  It took me about two minutes into my opening patter to adjust to playing in a completely different space – at Vitello’s I can actually see people and play to them. That was difficult here and required me to figure all that out.  Once I was acclimated, everything went fine, patter-wise.  There were many highlights, the pace and structure really worked, and the audience really seemed to enjoy it.  Here are quite a few photographs for your haineshisway eyeballs.  All photos by Leslie Young.  First up, here’s the wonderful Kay Cole.

Here’s Alexa Giraudon.

Here’s Harley Walker.

Here’s Savannah Schoenecker.

Here’s Paul Cady.

Here’s Hartley Powers. (Doug Haverty’s daughter)

Here’s Kritzerland’s Daniel Bellusci.

Here’s Peyton Kirkner.

Here’s Kristin Towers-Rowles.

Here’s Laura Wolfe.

Here’s Janet Wood.

Here’s Lloyd Pedersen and the Death-Ettes from A Carol Christmas.

Here’s Paul Cady and Peyton Kirkner.  I’ll tell you more about their number after tonight’s show.

Here’s Kathleen Delaney and Helen O’Brien.

Here’s Hartley and Harley.

Here’s Kristin and Savannah.

Here’s Robert Yacko and Daniel Bellusci.

Here’s Jennifer Collins.

Here’s Judy Rosenfeld.

And last but not least – here’s li’l ol’ me.

Oh, and our finale.

After the show, there was a dessert reception and that was a lot of fun and the comments were wonderful.  After that, I needed some kind of food, so I stopped at my local liquor store and got some chips and a Payday bar.  I came home and ate it all up, forgot to write these here notes, and wrote these here notes.

Prior to all that, I got a little over eight hours of sleep, I answered e-mails, I picked up a package, I had two small Taco Bell items to tide me over until after the show, and then I got ready and moseyed on over to the theater.  Once there, we got the sound set up, we ran several things, and then it was time for the show.  The rest you know.

Today, I can sleep in at least until eleven, I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, I’ll eat some kind of light meal to tide me over until after the show, then around six-fifteen I’ll mosey on over to the theater. There are a couple of sound issues on a couple of people that we must fix at seven.  Then we play our second show – really hoping for a full house or something close to it.  There’s another dessert reception afterwards, but I know a few of us are going out to have a proper meal after the show.

Tomorrow, I think we do the garage purge, which I’m really looking forward to, then I have to finish casting (I think I’ve got three or four people set already), I’ll begin the song choice journey, and then I can relax. Friday is more of the same, I think I’m seeing some one-acts over the weekend, and that’s about IT.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, eat something light, hopefully pick up packages, run a couple of things at the theater, and then do our second show, after which some of us will have a proper meal.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Ask BK Day, the day in which you get to ask me or any dear reader any old question you like and we get to give any old answer we like.  So, let’s have loads of lovely questions and loads of lovely answers and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have had a really good first show.

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