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Re: I, A FIEND?
« Reply #300 on: August 21, 2009, 09:37:21 PM »

TCB, trust you found it.  Also, anyone who can't afford to buy right now, just let me know and I'll make sure I order enough books.
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« Reply #301 on: August 21, 2009, 10:51:49 PM »

DR Megan, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I hope your DH bought you a lovely gift.  Even better than toilet paper.
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« Reply #302 on: August 21, 2009, 10:53:15 PM »

And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday to DRMegan.

Thank you so much BK!! My hubby enjoys reading your notes and requests more stories about She with the Evil Eye :)
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« Reply #303 on: August 21, 2009, 10:55:01 PM »

DR Megan, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I hope your DH bought you a lovely gift.  Even better than toilet paper.

He brought me to the Phoenician :) We're here until Sunday, which I think is an AMAZING gift! He even bought me flowers, which is a nice surprise.

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes- it made me feel very special for the day!
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« Reply #304 on: August 21, 2009, 10:57:14 PM »

Wow. He sounds like a swell guy. :)
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« Reply #305 on: August 21, 2009, 11:03:09 PM »

Another mile/mill/gallstone has been passed!! ;) Laura has gone over the 3,000 mark!



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« Reply #306 on: August 21, 2009, 11:03:30 PM »

Just had to share. :)
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« Reply #307 on: August 21, 2009, 11:06:23 PM »

Thanks, George. I don't really celebrate posting millstones -- unless it's a really BIG one. I have no idea how many posts I had under the old name.
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« Reply #308 on: August 21, 2009, 11:08:10 PM »

Been listening to the Kritzerland release that follows the next Kritzerland release - just the raw three-track session tapes, which sound rather terrific.
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« Reply #309 on: August 21, 2009, 11:11:27 PM »

Good Evening!

So...

I left my apartment a little after Noon today... And I just returned about a half hour ago...

I had a wonderful day.

*Details to follow.  -If not tonight, then tomorrow/later today.
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« Reply #310 on: August 21, 2009, 11:22:36 PM »

Just in case no one has shared this, I do.  It's truly uplifting and amazingly amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDGntpZC3I
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« Reply #311 on: August 21, 2009, 11:37:33 PM »

Just in case no one has shared this, I do.  It's truly uplifting and amazingly amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDGntpZC3I

:)

WOW!

:)
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« Reply #312 on: August 21, 2009, 11:38:38 PM »

DR Sam - Thanks for the theatre reportage. And I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in La Jolla.  You truly deserved a good "Me Day" or two.
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« Reply #313 on: August 21, 2009, 11:39:08 PM »

And you'll always be a peach to me, DR DAW!

A bit overripe and past its prime, but a peach nonetheless!     :)

[just scrape off the brown bits]

What about your fuzz?
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« Reply #314 on: August 21, 2009, 11:40:08 PM »

DR Ginny - I think I'll be heading back to movie theatre soon to "Julie & Julia" again.  With or without my gurlfrenz.

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« Reply #315 on: August 21, 2009, 11:40:08 PM »

Just in case no one has shared this, I do.  It's truly uplifting and amazingly amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDGntpZC3I

:)

WOW!

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"WOW!" is right!!
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« Reply #316 on: August 21, 2009, 11:41:05 PM »

Lord Love a Duck is stuck at post office, I got there too late for them to want to fetch it for me from the back.  I'll have to pick it up in the morning.

Well, I didn't get mine at work today, so I won't be able to get it until Monday.  We don't get deliveries on Saturday...it's all in the timing.
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« Reply #317 on: August 21, 2009, 11:42:09 PM »

DR elmore - Well... You know that poison thing in "The Name of the Rose"? Maybe you could rig the conductor's score the same way.

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« Reply #318 on: August 21, 2009, 11:42:56 PM »

Here is a photo of the new shelves - it's a little out of focus, but the shelves themselves and their contents are in focus.

bk - I'm trying to remember - Did you finish clearing out your two storage units?
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« Reply #319 on: August 21, 2009, 11:43:36 PM »

I hope that DR JMK is happy in his new position.  ;)

'Nuff said.
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« Reply #320 on: August 21, 2009, 11:45:35 PM »

I made the tech director laugh last night.  He saw that I had a crossword puzzle book in the pit, and said it was obvious the band had "checked out."  I responded, "Kurt, Kurt, Kurt--we're professionals.  We had checked out by Act II on opening night."  :)

According to the Local 802 by-laws, I believe that's actually supposed to occur by the end of the opening number during the last tech.
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« Reply #321 on: August 21, 2009, 11:46:14 PM »

DR TCB I can play Teddy if you want to play Jonathan. 

Oh, I'm so glad we're able to work this out!

Martha Brewster - DR Ginny
Teddy Brewster - DR JRand
The Rev. Dr. Harper - My DH Richard (he already has the wardrobe!)
Elaine Harper
Officer Klein
Mr. Gibbs
Abby Brewster - DR Vixmom
Mortimer Brewster - DR Ron Pulliam
Jonathan Brewster -  DR TCB
Mr. Witherspoon - DR Elmore or DR Jose
Officer Brophy - DR George
Officer O'Hara - DR MattH
Dr. Einstein
Lieutenant Rooney


Hmmm... No one is playing Elaine yet... Hmmm....
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« Reply #322 on: August 22, 2009, 12:01:27 AM »

This is probably a dumb question, but since I don't know the answer, maybe not.

Why would a road company, like WICKED, have both a standby and an understudy for the role of "Elphaba"?

An understudy is usually in the Ensemble, or playing a secondary role, but isn't the standby paid to basically show up and just sit around (doing crossword puzzles) unless the lead gets sick or something?

In New York, I assume, that they pay the standby a "retainer" to know/rehearse the show and be available, plus more $ if they actually perform.  But, on the road, we're talking about traveling expenses, etc., which makes having a standby much more expensive, particularly when you have an understudy for the part.

Somebody, please enlighten me.

BTW: I'm asking because we saw the standby (Carrie Manolakos) do the show the other night, and she was terrific.



That's not a dumb question at all, DR Druxy.

I believe our very own bk may have some inkling of the "structuring" of the roles and contracts in Wicked, but... As I was about to say...

It basically comes down to the color of the contract and the pay.

Yes, the understudy is usually part of the ensemble.  And, yes, the standby usually just does that: stand by.

For Wicked - even here in NYC on Broadway - the designation usually means that Mr. Schwartz and/or Mr. Mantello has "officially" approved - or not approved - the actresses playing G(a)linda and Elphaba.

For Elphaba, in particular, they want to have the "depth of coverage" since the role and the singing required tends to take its toll on actresses.  I believe the Broadway company actually has a stand-by, an understudy and one, if not two, additional "covers" for the role.

I also know that for the touring version, they've also been featuring different actresses for Elphaba and G(a)linda in certain cities if an actress happens to be a "hometown" girl.  I know that Chandra Lee Schwartz just took over as G(a)linda in San Diego - she's from San Marcos.

And as far as extra expenses are concerned, Wicked truly has money to burn, especially when you consider that they usually sell out in each city weeks and months before they roll into town.
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« Reply #323 on: August 22, 2009, 12:05:40 AM »

I haven't cleaned out either storage facility.  At some point I'll have Mr. Handy Man accompany me to the main one, where all the stuff went when we had to move out of my former record label's offices.  I want to really pull everything out and reorganize how the boxes are - and there are boxes way in the back that I haven't been in for eight years, and I'm sure there are interesting things there.
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« Reply #324 on: August 22, 2009, 12:07:51 AM »

So...

I found out this morning via Twitter that a friend of mine was in NYC today.  He has posted a pic of The Highline, and then I tweeted back asking him if he had actually taken the picture, and he said he did!  He decided on Wednesday to take a trip up to NYC for the weekend. -He's a teacher, and this is his last weekend of "freedom".  -He also managed to snag a decent orchestra seat for tonight's performance of Hair too!

So, since my cousin was running late this morning - surprise, surprise - I went ahead and headed down to Chelsea to meet him for lunch.  We were also joined by one of his former students. After lunch, we then made the rounds: Chelsea Market, Union Square, Madison Square Park, Shake Shack, etc., etc., etc.
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