Thursday, July 31, 2008


Many of you will have no surprise that things have changed on our schedule of performances. It used to not be that way, I would pick a show and we would go for it. But lives change, people change, performers change, lots of busy schedules change so sometimes we need to accomodate. Here is the official line up for Overlook Theatre for the next year or so... but it all might change... just kidding.

December 5, 6 & 7- 2008 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (A play, not a musical.) We are doing this instead of the Disney revue show. Problems with royalties and all around fatigue brought about this change. Similar simple rehearsal schedule.

March 12, 13, 14 & 15- 2009 Seussical the Musical. No change, just a specific date available now.

July 9, 10, 11 & 12- 2009 Aida. Yeah!!! A change, but a good... no, a great one!

Fall 2009- a play, yes another non musical. Title TBA, but I have a few ideas. Something really funny or a mystery.

Looking toward the future: Spring 2010 Annie, the musical. Little Girls, everywhere I turn I can see them... Children and a Dog? What was W.C. Fields said?

Lots of fun, but we still get time to live life as well.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wedding Pictures... Finally!

Here is the link to a website that displays our wedding photos. Some are formal shots, some silly fun shots and there are also a few wedding rehearsal/ dinner shots. Be sure to look at all 276 we posted... out of over 2000! Hope you enjoy! Here is the link:
Scotty & Nikki's Wedding Photos

Monday, July 21, 2008

Technology is Our Friend

Got a new gadget to bring a bit more publicity to the play group. Visit this new site and see what I mean.

How Can I Resist You? Easily.

With a group of friends and performance experts, I saw Mamma Mia the movie musical this weekend. Terrible. Out of a close to one hour and forty-five minutes, ther were two moments that were enjoyable (which total would last about seven minutes.) I love the stage show so much that I've seen it four times. I'm really disappointed because I was looking forward to this since last fall. Everything that Hairspray was- this wasn't.

On the upper side of things- Dolly Parton's new musical version of Nine to Five hits B-Way next year. Can't wait!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Things I learned From Charlie Brown

*Just because it worked ten years ago does not mean it works today. This is the hardest realization most people have coming to them. As I've said in the past, just because there are roles I would love to play, it does not mean I should play them. I would have fought Everett tooth and nail to be Gaston, but I would loose- not my character type when it comes to acting. I would love to do Big River some time and be Huck Finn, but now I am too old. I would love to dance like Fred and Ginger, but I'm not that graceful. Just because I've done things a certain way for some time does not make me skilled.
*Critical opinion does not bother me anymore. People have always shared their opinions about shows we have done and sometimes I take them to heart and try to fix the suggestions, other times I would get really mad and tell them what I thought. Now I just say, thank you for your ideas and I move on. You can't please everyone, so don't try. Only please the people that surround you and the others will come or stay home or raise your own money and creat your own theatre group from scratch with only $400- $200 of which was used to rent the bulding. That easy. As the song goes, I look back and say I did it my way.
*I'm old. My body does not bend as it once did. I am still in recover from being beaten and falling on the ground. Suck it up, buddy... or stay home.
*Just because it is simple, that does not make it easy. CB was the smallest set and costume plot we have ever had, but it seemed to take the most time of any. This could be due to several reasons: I am am obsessive complusive when it comes to things. When I stop being that way, don't do shows with me anymore or they will get sloppy. Laborors were few. Usually I have more people in the summer to help with tech than I do projects. This time I had more projects that people. They style of the show dictated that most of the props be made. That goes back to the OCD thing, we could have used normal pencils and notebooks but that would have been a sloppy show that had no concept.
*Kids bring an audience. The more kids you have in a show, the more audience you get. I've always know this, but thought maybe I was wrong. Looks like it is a "Hard Knock Life".
*I can maintain a home and a show at the same time. Luckily, the girl I married likes to do shows- that makes it easier. If she didn't I probably wouldn't be able to do them. Support is everything, especially when it means eating dinner at odd times of food passed by a complete stranger out a little window.
*I'm addicted to french fries.
*Happiness is good friends and a wonderful family that will do anything for me.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ha! Ha!

Marcie needs to tidy up a bit.