Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Dancin' on the Set
As I have mentioned, I am having a great time on the set of "South Pacific", I have never really danced a number like this but I am getting better. This is not for first time I have been on stage. I was cast as one of the boys in Kurt Wild's one act "Sunday Excursion", and was an invited cast member in the local University's production of "The Merry Wives of Winsor". Music and singing have always been a part of my life, as members of both college and community singing groups I have sung a lot of repertoire. I have sung in concerts with the Army Band I was with in West Texas. I had to sing the National Anthem in the Sun Bowl with 40,000 people; not that it was daunting, but! But this play is important to me because I am a member of the cast as one of the nurses, finally a female part; I hope it's not the last time I get to do this.
Both the stage and musical directors know about my history and 5 or 6 people in the cast know about my past life, but it hasn't been an issue yet. I am just waiting for the shoes to hit the floor as my picture is on the board outside the theatre so a lot of the community should know that I am doing the show. It's going to be interesting to see who shows up for the performance who knows about my past life, as my ex wife lives on the other side of town and is a teacher's aid, or was the last I had heard. I am getting more anxious doing this show, than I was when I performed with the Vagina Monologues the first time because of the slight chance I will be 'exposed'.
Kay recorded my parts in South Pacific with the flip camera and I snagged these still from those sequences. We were having fun with Honey Bun as the music suddenly switched from the score to something totally different.