Monday, September 11, 2006

Scratching an Itch...

Man, the theatre bug has really bitten the shit out of me. I really want to do every show that I'm able to do right now. Unfortunately, the reality is I can't.

A few people have asked me to audition for this, or can I help with that, and I have to say, please stop asking me. I really do want to help and that's the problem.

You see, I need a break. My family needs me to take a break. My wife need to take a break so her body can rest. And, you know, we'd really like to see some theatre for a change.

This year I've been involved in three shows - Into The Woods, Cinderella, and A Year with Frog and Toad. The first two took a lot out of me. I won't go into it all, but as good as the shows were, I'm a little scarred. Not enough to quit theatre, but just enough to be more picky about the projects. Frog and Toad, I was paid to run a spotlight - just a little time consuming and I needed the money. And when I say time consuming, I mean more time at theatre means less time with family and friends. I miss them both.

So, if you all could do me a favor and not ask me to help you because I really need to focus on homelife. And, the temptation to do another show is strong. But, it can't be a priority right now. Not for me, nor my wife. In fact, once she's done with Sugar, she'd done costuming for free. The toll costuming is making on her body is not worth it, nor is the lack of appreciation. Her body is telling her to stop costuming, especially at the pace we've been going. Believe it or not, all that sewing has taken a toll on her neck, shoulders and back. Rest is the order of the day, and rest of the year, really.

In the meantime, we will make every effort possible to see your shows and give you our honest opinions about them. And, you know what else, I'll have the time to post here much more frequently, and that's extremely important to me.

Congrats to all the Encore nominees. Oh, look at that. Wifey's nominated twice for her costumes. I guess someone is appreciative.

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