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« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2024, 09:04:17 AM »

DR Vixmom I hope you are feeling better.
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« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2024, 09:04:58 AM »

THREE!

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« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2024, 09:05:31 AM »

Welcome home DR MichaelG!
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« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2024, 09:08:02 AM »

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I, for one, will NOT be celebrating National Egg Day.

I would think not.
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« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2024, 09:08:49 AM »

Slept okay. But I am on the heating pad now. The shoulder is aching.

Vibes it feels much better tomorrow.  Will you take a break from dancing until you have recovered?
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« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2024, 09:10:11 AM »

Monday morning greetings!  As Dolly Levi says, I have decided to rejoin the human race.  Today we need to shop for our granddaughters’ birthdays.  There’s a dual party planned for this coming Saturday - Minnie Mouse themed, of course.

I'm glad you are able to join the human race, and have a few more days to recover before the party.
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« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2024, 09:12:27 AM »

I think it is safe to say that "Bravo" was an excellent Wordle yesterday for Keith to get it in two.
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« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2024, 09:25:40 AM »

I'm up, I'm up - I don't know, maybe six hours of sleep.
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« Reply #68 on: June 03, 2024, 09:25:47 AM »

Maybe not.
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« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2024, 09:26:14 AM »

As soon as I'm coherent, I'll do some banking and then come home and get everything ready to send to the designer.
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« Reply #70 on: June 03, 2024, 09:42:19 AM »

That is one HELL of a story about Goodspeed, DR Elmore!

Indeed.

It's a terrible show! There are a couple of good songs, but the book is all over the place, there's only one killing which is bad for a thriller, and the leading lady stretches credulity to the point where it screams. I also cringe every time Gwen Verdon speaks because her British accent is pathetic
I cannot believe all the Tonys it won. I think the only atmosphere was in Reuben Ter-Arutinian's gothic, spooky sets.

The composer, Alber Hague, came to the show and tod me he loved my orchestration. I think he was the only one!

Albert Hague’s immortality came from The Grinch TV score, not Redhead.
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« Reply #71 on: June 03, 2024, 09:43:07 AM »

And to paraphrase Bette Midler, I never miss a Sidney Sheldon musical.
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« Reply #72 on: June 03, 2024, 09:44:26 AM »

That is one HELL of a story about Goodspeed, DR Elmore!

Indeed.

It's a terrible show! There are a couple of good songs, but the book is all over the place, there's only one killing which is bad for a thriller, and the leading lady stretches credulity to the point where it screams. I also cringe every time Gwen Verdon speaks because her British accent is pathetic
I cannot believe all the Tonys it won. I think the only atmosphere was in Reuben Ter-Arutinian's gothic, spooky sets.

The composer, Alber Hague, came to the show and tod me he loved my orchestration. I think he was the only one!

Albert Hague’s immortality came from The Grinch TV score, not Redhead.


Also from playing Mr. Sharofsky on the "Fame" TV series
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« Reply #73 on: June 03, 2024, 09:44:40 AM »

Thank you, Vixmom for the devastating compliment last night. I blushed.
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« Reply #74 on: June 03, 2024, 09:46:06 AM »

MichaelG, I first saw Clerks at the Sarasota Film Festival right before a screening of Red Rock West. Both films left indelible impressions.
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« Reply #75 on: June 03, 2024, 10:24:54 AM »



Here's the casting breakdown for the upcoming revival of GYPSY.

Here's a link.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/equity-audition/GYPSY--Broadway--Wherever-We-Go-LLC-2024-43277


[ROSE] CAST. 40s. Overbearing. Charismatic. Powerful. Strong. Suffocating. Aggressive. Domineering. Pushy. Ambitious. Loving. Longing. Survivor. Brassy. Stage Mother. Driven.

[HERBIE] 40 to 50 years old. White. Male identifying. Baritone. Once active in showbusiness himself, he is now a candy salesman who becomes Baby June’s manager for her vaudeville show act, and falls in love with her mother, Rose. He is a devoted lover, who has a seemingly boundless level of patience for Rose’s antics and demands, and he is also incredibly caring toward her girls; invested not only in the success of their act but in their well-being as individuals. He tries time and time again to get Rose to marry him, but when they finally agree on a wedding day, Rose shoves her older, less talented daughter Louise into the world of burlesque, leaving Herbie resigned that Rose’s desire for attention and fame will never allow her to live a simple, married life with him. Baritone range.

[LOUISE] 18+ to play Teens through 20s. Black. Female identifying. Mezzo-Soprano with a high chest extension. Initially shy and introverted, she ultimately becomes a star. She is a quiet, intelligent young woman who has none of her younger sister June’s natural ability to put on a show. When she is thrust into a burlesque show by her mother, she transforms into a legendary stripper. Louise’s transformation from awkward teenager who has always been told she was a failure at everything to confident star of burlesque must be navigated with nuance and depth with skill and complexity.

[JUNE] 18+ to play Teens through 20s. Biracial; her mother is Black and her father is White. Female identifying. Mezzo Soprano with a high chest extension. Although she is in her mid-teens, Dainty June is a gifted and willful young woman, who ultimately refuses to continue perpetuating the “baby doll” persona she has carried with her since she was a young girl. Because she has opportunities to be accepted into mainstream show business, she elopes with Tulsa, one of the chorus boys in her act, to begin building a career on her own.

[YOUNG LOUISE] 10 to 12 years old. Black. Female identifying. Mezzo-Soprano. Young Louise struggles with the family’s focus on show business, as she is awkward, gangly, and painfully shy. Her awkwardness is capitalized upon by her mother, who shoves her in the chorus of boys who support her sister’s vaudeville act. Possesses a hidden strength that is often overshadowed by the presence of her extroverted younger sister. A strong singer and dancer.

[BABY JUNE] 8 to 11 years old. Biracial; her mother is Black and her father is White. Female identifying. Mezzo Soprano. Savvy and outgoing, Baby June is the perfect child star, eager and extroverted. Has a strong, bright voice and the ability to carry solo singing. Strong dance skills, including a background in ballet and gymnastics.

[TESSIE TURA] Late 30s - 50. Any Ethnicity. Female identifying. Mezzo Soprano. A professional stripper whose “gimmick” is being a ballerina. She has a lot of stripping experience under her belt, and is extremely jaded about taking her clothes off in front of men. She thinks she’s figured out the one and only way for a stripper to capture and maintain attention: to have a gimmick. She's a bit blasé about how she passes this wisdom onto Louise. NOTE: This role will likely double with additional ensemble roles. Experience dancing en pointe a major PLUS.

[MAZEPPA] Late 30s - 50 years old. Any Ethnicity. Female identifying. Mezzo Soprano. Trumpet Player a big PLUS. Mazeppa is a brash and ballsy burlesque performer whose “gimmick” is that she plays the trumpet while she strips. A tough and funny broad. NOTE: This role will likely double with additional ensemble roles.

[ELECTRA] Late 30s - 50 years old. Any Ethnicity. Female identifying. Mezzo Soprano. She is a burlesque performer whose gimmick is that her costume is covered in light bulbs (thus, the name). Her act involves some multi-tasking, controlling the light show while singing and dancing. Strong comedic character. NOTE: This role will likely double with additional ensemble roles.

[POP] 60s. Black. Male identifying. Pop is Mama Rose’s father, who never believed that his daughter or her girls would amount to anything. He is a pragmatist, religious and unforgiving. While this is a non-singing role the actor will likely sing in the ensemble and double with additional ensemble roles.

[TULSA] Late Teens - 20s years old. White. Male identifying. Baritone. Strong, athletic dancer (especially Tap). An ambitious, charismatic dreamer. Tulsa is a born performer, who has the presence and talent to command the stage by himself.

[L.A., EAST ST. LOUIS, KANSAS, LITTLE ROCK, YONKERS] 20s. White. Male identifying. Baritones and Tenors. The young men in Baby June's act. Hand-picked by Rose. Strong singers and strong, athletic dancers.

[AGNES] 20s. White. Female identifying. Soprano. Mezzo-Soprano. Alto. Agnes is a member of Madame Rose’s Toreadorables and one of the girls who Rose recruits to be in the act she threw together for Louise. Agnes is thrilled at the prospect of being an actress. A young, comedic character who sings and moves well.

[MADAME ROSE'S TOREADORABLES] 18+ to play Teens - Early 20s. White. Female identifying. Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. The girls in Madame Rose’s Toreadorables, backup singers and dancers to Louise, who become “Rose Louise and Her Hollywood Blondes”.

[THREE NEWSBOYS] 10 to 12 years old. Black. Singing and dancing young boys who backup Dainty June’s vaudeville act. Strong dancers and singers.

[MALE ENSEMBLE] 30s - 50s. Male identifying. A variety of ensemble roles including CIGAR, a burlesque theater manager in Wichita; PASTEY, a burlesque stage manager in Wichita; GEORGIE, Uncle Jocko’s assistant; PHIL, a press agent, and BOURGERON-COCHON, a famous French photographer.

[FEMALE ENSEMBLE] 30s-50s, Female identifying. Members of the ensemble play mothers of auditioning children, waitresses, backstage personalities, and showgirls.

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« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2024, 10:25:26 AM »

The town of Embarrass used to have a factory that manufactured coins. It was the Embarrass Mint.



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« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2024, 10:25:37 AM »

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« Reply #78 on: June 03, 2024, 10:32:39 AM »

The diversity composition given for the GYPSY cast is interesting. 

Just separating that out.   

[HERBIE] 40 to 50 years old. White.

[LOUISE] 18+ to play Teens through 20s. Black.

[JUNE] 18+ to play Teens through 20s. Biracial; her mother is Black and her father is White.

[YOUNG LOUISE] 10 to 12 years old. Black.

[BABY JUNE] 8 to 11 years old. Biracial; her mother is Black and her father is White.

[TESSIE TURA] Late 30s - 50. Any Ethnicity.

[MAZEPPA] Late 30s - 50 years old. Any Ethnicity.

[ELECTRA] Late 30s - 50 years old. Any Ethnicity.

[POP] 60s. Black.

[TULSA] Late Teens - 20s years old. White.

[L.A., EAST ST. LOUIS, KANSAS, LITTLE ROCK, YONKERS] 20s. White.

[AGNES] 20s. White.

[MADAME ROSE'S TOREADORABLES] 18+ to play Teens - Early 20s. White.

[THREE NEWSBOYS] 10 to 12 years old. Black.




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« Reply #79 on: June 03, 2024, 10:33:40 AM »

That is one HELL of a story about Goodspeed, DR Elmore!

Oh, my goodness, Larry! :-\
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« Reply #80 on: June 03, 2024, 10:34:08 AM »

Anyhoo...

DR Elmore -- Andy Hammerstein has to be one of the nicest people around. When I walked into the building early "to see who's there", who was there but him, sitting by himself making notes for his talkback in the cafè/bar in the lobby. He looked up and almost seemed to be expecting me to come over and say hello, so I did. He said "I believe we might have mutual friends?", and said he'd been talking with you all morning. He thinks the world of you and your expertise in musical theater, and we talked for a few minutes about that and about last year's production of Allegro that he only wished Oscar II could have experienced, to have known that there was a solution to its problems.

That's very sweet!
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« Reply #81 on: June 03, 2024, 10:50:29 AM »

I am feeling much better thank you all!
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« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2024, 10:50:48 AM »

Maybe even well enough to wordle
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« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2024, 10:55:12 AM »

Wordle 1,080 5/6

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« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2024, 11:10:03 AM »

Maybe even well enough to wordle


"Well Enough to Wordle" sounds like a possible title for a musical.
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« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2024, 11:24:04 AM »

That is one HELL of a story about Goodspeed, DR Elmore!

Indeed.

It's a terrible show! There are a couple of good songs, but the book is all over the place, there's only one killing which is bad for a thriller, and the leading lady stretches credulity to the point where it screams. I also cringe every time Gwen Verdon speaks because her British accent is pathetic
I cannot believe all the Tonys it won. I think the only atmosphere was in Reuben Ter-Arutinian's gothic, spooky sets.

The composer, Alber Hague, came to the show and tod me he loved my orchestration. I think he was the only one!

Albert Hague’s immortality came from The Grinch TV score, not Redhead.

And Plain and Fancy!
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« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2024, 11:47:57 AM »

Action shots.
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« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2024, 11:48:23 AM »

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« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2024, 11:48:49 AM »

Cha cha

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« Reply #89 on: June 03, 2024, 11:48:59 AM »

Onward
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