I had the pleasure of working with a group of fantastic students from Otterbein College again this year, and directing them in their Senior Showcase. We spent the better part of this week in New York, where they performed their show for agents, producers and directors. It went very well, and I’m really proud of all 17 of them – some fabulous work was done, and it’s exciting to be there at the launch of 17 exciting careers!
Some quick observations from New York:
Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, and the whole cast of “A Behanding In Spokane” are hilariously funny. If you get the chance, see the show, it’s really wonderful! Funny, foul, very non-politically correct and very worth seeing! Loved it.
The revival of “Hair” is equally wonderful, in a completely different way. Energetic, fun, the cast clearly loves what they do, and enjoys playing with the audience. In fact I can now say that thanks to my friend Chris, who is a dresser on the show and who made sure to find out where I was sitting, I know what it’s like to be lovingly manhandled and fondled by Ace from American idol, who stars in the show! I’m not gonna say we’re dating or anything but, yeah, he’ll probably call me.
Final New York thought for right now:
The receipt-printing machines in the taxis sound EXACTLY like the Smoke Monster from LOST. When walking on the street and hearing the sound from a nearby taxi, I immediately looked around expecting to see a giant column of smoke whipping down a side street, picking up hotdog carts and smacking people through buildings with them.
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