Prodigal 2011 – Day 1

A relaxing start to Prodigal 2011.  Music calls for Peter and Chrissy, and character discussions with both of them.  The music and acting are approached kind of oppositely – Matt starts with “these are the notes”, progressing to “this is how you sound good singing them” with interpretation being the final layer.  I started withContinue reading “Prodigal 2011 – Day 1”

The neon lights ARE bright on Broadway…

…but so are the actors and stage management team, I’ve found to my delight.  My day job is Associate Director on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and we’re currently rehearsing the Original Broadway Cast for the Toronto/NY premiere.  It’s a big deal to be part of an OBC here – it’s one of the milestonesContinue reading “The neon lights ARE bright on Broadway…”

Highlights from the Cab Fest

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival wrapped up yesterday (or early this morning, judging by the status updates on facebook).  I spent the last week there, teching the three shows that I wrote/directed over three days, watching them all, and then in one glorious four and a half hour window, running between theatres to watch them.  It’sContinue reading “Highlights from the Cab Fest”

What I love about Sondheim

-His acerbic tone when he’s interviewed -The variety of worlds that he writes about – and then finds the styles to write them in -That entertainment can be clever and being clever is delicious -The wordplay, even though sometimes it reads better than it sings -That you feel “this is true, I agree with this”Continue reading “What I love about Sondheim”