Thursday, July 24, 2008
There's No Business Like Show Business!
Well, friends, it's been a busy week here what with having to bust my friend out of the clink and getting ready for the show I've been working on this summer to open. Tech week is always a nightmare, even more so when you're dealing with outdoors theatre. I've spent every day this week painting and gardening and schlepping to help get this production up and running tomorrow night. I'm fighting sunburn, exhaustion, and the feeling that my fingernails may never, ever be clean again. Le sigh! To make matters even more stressful, I found out that a bunch of my students have reserved seats. I play a murderous lunatic and a sex maniac. They may never look at me the same way again! At least I got to do one of my favorite things when it comes to working on a show -- I got to be interviewed on the radio yesterday. The director and I went in to the local AM station to be interviewed during the morning show there. The host of the show, Terry Cavanaugh, is a great interviewer, knowledgeable and fun. It's always fun to be on Terry's show. As we were leaving, we ran into a disc jockey friend of ours, Eric Hanson, who has appeared in a couple shows for us over the years. He hosts the morning show on the country station, so he pulled us into the booth to tape an impromptu interview for him to play on his show this morning (which I overslept and didn't get to hear). Things were a little looser with Eric but a lot of fun. Here's hoping all this PR gets the people in!