Friday, May 27, 2005

Friday, May 27th

Things are settling down again into their normal rhythm. Work, work, work. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. I'm at least getting to the right things at the right time but it's going to be something of a madhouse through the 4th of July weekend. 'The Vast Difference' opens two weeks from last night. We're off book, but there's still a lot of work to do to make the show flow properly. It's a lot of fun to be part of it, but I feel really inadequate compared to most of the rest of the cast as I haven't done this sort of performing in a long, long time - and I think it shows. My job for this next week, work on better eye contact with my fellow performers.

Once that show is on its feet, have to get things ready for the newest version of Politically Incorrect Cabaret. 'The Four-More Fourth' happens in Biloxi on July 2nd at something called the Marina Point Pavilion. More or less the same show from this past winter, just a few minor changes. I'm dumping the dog costume (and 'The Seven Deadly Virtues') in favor of not much more than body paint and 'I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight?' - Just have to tweak the lyrics to make them pointedly about 'W'. Following that, learning Sebastian in 'Twelfth Night' for a late August opening.

I have been offered a job working for Long Term Care Group in Minneapolis, the parent contractors for my Mine workers stuff. Tommy and I are going up on the 20th to talk to them about what it would entail. I hadn't really thought about moving to 'Fargo' country, but I think it's wise to see what sort of things they're really looking for and what my options might be. Tommy finally had a parting of the ways with Birmingham Health Care and now has a flexible future. He's busy stage managing and working with computers and keyboards the next few weeks.

Clinic remains calm this week. No major catastrophes. That may change.

Andy and Tommy on the road:

Minneapolis, MN - June 20th-22nd
Biloxi, MS and New Orleans, LA - July 1st-4th
Princeton, WV - July 17th-19th
New York, NY - July 19th-24th (tenative)