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RED LICORICE
« on: July 15, 2006, 12:41:38 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were sweet and chewy, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're having black licorice just to be contrary.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 12:42:57 AM »

And the word of the day is: POLTROON!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 01:02:37 AM »

TOTD:
I fall in love too easily - Judy Kuhn
Not a Day Goes By - Carly Simon
In Buddy's Eyes - Barbara Cook
I Think It's Gonna Rain Today - Dusty Springfield
Misty - Johnny Mathis
The World I Used To Know - Jimmie Rodgers
Love's Been Good To Me - Frank Sinatra
Miss Otis Regrets - Ella Fitzgerald
If He Walked Into My Life - Eydie Gorme
Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 01:03:22 AM »

Poltroon.  Wasn't that a book by Spike Milligan?
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006, 02:19:37 AM »

Vincent Price was called a poltroon in some movie with Gene Tierney....hmmm....he didn't think it was a compliment.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2006, 02:20:47 AM »

Congratulations to one and all on the Cabaret Opening!  Sounds like it went swell!

And yes photos from the Courts Show will be much appreciated.  Perhaps you can spot Miss Carroll (Baby Doll) Baker....

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2006, 02:25:04 AM »

More drama at DEATH BY CHOCOLATE.  At around 7:35 I noticed that the preshow lights onstage were blinking...  After some consultation, and frenzy, we decided that something had gone wrong with one of the three dimmer paks.  GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Sold out house....technical problems.  The team was working - I went down, gave the cast a short pep talk and a small warning....

Then of course there was the problem with duplicate tickets and two people already sitting where others had tickets....  As Alphonso would say:  Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt?

So I gave my curtain speech while work continued and told the audience what was going on and that we might not have full lighting for the beginning of the show.  They seemed to take the news well....after all, what could they do?

First act, about half lighting and only lights or BLACKOUT....  Intermission...pak repaired by resourceful tech person....second act all lights working....happy audience, happy cast & crew, happy Jack.

Fingers crossed for tonight.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2006, 02:26:20 AM »

TOD:

Easy for me.

"Love Look Away" by Mr Guy Haines.

"I Wish I Didn't Love You So" by Miss Betty Hutton

"Music Music Music" by Miss Teresa Brewer
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2006, 02:28:27 AM »

Good Morning!

-And Good Morning to you, DR JRand.

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2006, 02:30:31 AM »

Yes, I did run into DR TPunk as I was waiting in to go see "Strangers With Candy".  Thankfully, I had a much more enjoyable movie-going experience than DR TPunk did.  Yes, there were some truly sick moments, but in a good sense.  I found myself - and everyone else in the theatre - laughing out loud consistently.  Amy Sedaris can just be sooooooo wrong some times.  And I like that!

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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2006, 02:38:04 AM »

After the movie, James and I walked around Chelsea for a bit.  And I mean around.  Down 8th Ave...  Across 14th... Up 7th... Down 6th... Back across 14th to 8th...  I was just in a walking mood/mode.

And while walking around, I happened to run into one of my brother Michael's Coast Guard Academy classmates.  It was very cool seeing him - we hadn't seen each other in a couple of years.  He was living in NYC after he finished his obligation with the Coast Guard, then moved away for a bit, and moved back a few months ago.  Truly a small world.

Eventually, James and I settled into Helen's for a drink and some piano bar entertainment.  Fun.  -Although, one guy got gutsy and decided to go for the high note at the end of "You'll Never Walk Alone"... OUCH!  -Even he admitted that he probably should not have done that after he sang.  Especially at 2:00 in the morning.

Then we walked up to Times Square where they had most of it blocked off for the filming of "Enchanted" (starring Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, etc.).  It was kind of cool seeing just how they shut down the streets.  Alas, it looked liked all the production assistants were hoping that the crowd in Times Square at 3:00am was still not so lively and numerous.  There really were a lot of people out tonight.  And, of course, they all stopped on the sidewalks to get a look at the filming.  I believe we spotted Susan Sarandon in some super-hero looking costume.  It was purple and shiny.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2006, 02:39:43 AM »

And now, I'm back at the apartment, and I believe I'm just going to stay up.  The sun is already starting to lighten up the sky a bit, and since I just took a shower, I'm more or less wide awake.  It's been a while since I've done and all-nighter, and I figure what the heck.
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2006, 02:45:53 AM »

Catching up from yesterday...

DR Matthew - As for Dear Edwina, Jr....  The original piece, Dear Edwina (Sr.) came first.  It was written as a children's show to be performed by a group of 8-10 adults.  Dear Edwina. Jr. came along after MTI started getting their whole Broadway Jr. department going.

The scripts for the two versions are very similar, but Zina has done some alterations here and there.  They may seem small on first read, but they're actually quite "smart", and do help the actors get the point across in their respective versions.

Musically, the music is more or less the same, with the Jr. version having some A-sections cut here and there.  However, the original version also has a different Opening Number which is quite a hoot.  It's a take-off/tribute to a classic opening number from a classic Broadway hit.  "Paw Paw Michigan" was written for the Jr. version since the original opening is a bit rhythmically complex, and not exactly elementary-school-music-student-friendly.

We shall be performing the original version, Dear Edwina.
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2006, 02:48:21 AM »

DR elmore - I passed on your greetings to Marcy and Zina, and they send their greetings right back at you.  As for your query, they said that you are "right there" (as they point to their foreheads), but they're just not at the point in the process yet to start going down that road.
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2006, 02:49:24 AM »

BK - Congrats on the successful opening of the Cabaret Series.  Will you have flyers with you while you're at the Ray Courts show?
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2006, 03:52:56 AM »

Hello, DRJOSE.

I keep meaning to ask you....is Zina...the former Zina Bethune who was in THE NURSES tv show?  Loved that when it was on.

Many intriguing places to start in the Unseemly Trivia Contest this week...
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2006, 04:00:53 AM »

And the word of the day is: POLTROON!
Parker, the POLTROON actor, always claimed that he had failed his audition at the PORNO LOT because his costume had it's belt LOOP TORN.
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2006, 04:12:12 AM »

Hello, DRJOSE.

I keep meaning to ask you....is Zina...the former Zina Bethune who was in THE NURSES tv show?  Loved that when it was on.


Hmmm... I don't believe so.  Zina is Zina Goldrich.  For a pic and info:

http://www.goldrichandheisler.com/
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2006, 04:13:02 AM »

Not having any RED LICORICE to munch on had CICERO RILED.

If he had had some RED LICORICE, it would have kept the CRIER DOCILE.
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2006, 04:15:04 AM »

Will A POSSE JOIN JOSE S. PIANO onstage?
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2006, 04:35:04 AM »

ON

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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2006, 04:37:09 AM »

And now it's time to head to work.

Have a good time, all!
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2006, 04:39:41 AM »

Argggggh about the Unseemly Trivia contest.  I thought I had about 75% of it, but then the last part didn't pan out.  This one may take some slow, methodical work.  :(
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2006, 05:39:26 AM »

Good morning, all!  I'm fighting headache, but I'm hoping for a fantastic day!  Speaking of FANTASTICKS, is this revival an open run?

I have a meeting today with the composer of THE TRAGIC AND HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN, but first I have some Toyland edits to do.

DRvixmom, I should be around on August 20, depending on events in Ohio.

DR Jose, Zina and Marcy are friends of Susan Egan.  They perform in concert occasionally, and I think there might be a lovely Kritzerland recording of their wonderful songs with the three of them, but that's for my dear friend BK to decide.

TOD:  to follow (I hope!)
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2006, 05:49:28 AM »

I gave the trivia question a turn and got all the answers (I believe) I thought I would never figure it this one out like the last two, but got it by luck.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2006, 05:53:12 AM »

Elmore, is Sunday, August 20th a possible day for you for a New York HHW gathering at our place, as far as your schedule stands now, anyway?

vixmom, we could schedule it to start late afternoon if you wanted to come by after you see your show.
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2006, 05:55:00 AM »

Micahel S - I think I got it also, happened on the last pieces by luck.
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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2006, 05:59:32 AM »

TOD (Favorite versions of songs)

top ten in no particular order

Listen To My Heart (Nancy LaMott)
Somewhere in Time (Kevin Koelbl)
Disneyland (Bill McKinley)
Jonathan Wesley Oliver Jr. (Lee Lessack)
Errol Flynn (Amanda McBroom)
The Way We Were (Barbra Streisand)
I'll Never Say Goodbye (Maureen McGovern)
Alfie (Dione Warwick)
Love Don't Need A Reason (Michael Callen)
I Could Have Danced All Night (Julie Andrews)
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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2006, 06:08:23 AM »

Elmore, is Sunday, August 20th a possible day for you for a New York HHW gathering at our place, as far as your schedule stands now, anyway?

vixmom, we could schedule it to start late afternoon if you wanted to come by after you see your show.

DR FJL, yes, it is!  For some reason, I had convinced myself that your invitation was in October with the HHW migration east.
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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2006, 06:31:41 AM »

I'm up, I'm up.  Oy, am I up.  Had a crank call at two-thirty in the morning - sounded like a student or friend of a student from my class - really stupid, especially as their mobile number is now in my phone and I'll see if I can figure it out from that by calling it this morning.

Yes, our publicist is coming by the show today with flyers - both Kevin and I will have them on our tables.

Michael Shayne got all but one answer correct, so he'll need to revisit one of his answers, but FJL got it all.
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