READY FOR ACTION.
I've spent the last month or so in rehearsals for the fabulously funny Debbie Does Dallas with 5th Floor Theatre Company. Not only is 5th Floor one of the most organized, professional, loving companies I've ever worked for, but this cast is completely ridiculous. I can easily say that the other nine actors on stage with me are some of the funniest human beings I've ever, EVER worked with. Going through tech, we really had no idea how people would respond to this show. It's SO funny, and SO weird. I mean, it's packed with orgies, blowjobs, and candle dildos, so we figured it would either be a total flop, or people would love it. Well, we opened last night to a packed house, and after the response last night, I think it's safe to say people loved it! It was a blast finally having an audience to play with - audible gasps, "oh noooo"s, and lots and lots of laughing (thank GOODNESS).
I got to do a photo journal for Playbill.com - it was super fun! Check it out here!
We have two shows a night (7pm and 9:30pm) tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday night, and I already know my post-show depression is going to be BIG this time around. I love every person in this cast and crew SO much, and I don't want it to end! If you can make it to the show, you better! Here's the link for tix!
I took a quick break from teching Debbie Does Dallas, and got to perform in another 4x15 showcase at The Musical Theatre Factory! This round, I performed in a 15-minute presentation of Drop Dead Gorgeous: The Musical. This show is SO FUN. It's everything you'd want from a funny, fabulous musical adaptation of the cult movie. In fact, I found a buzzfeed article about how Drop Dead Gorgeous became such a cult hit on the day of our workshop rehearsal! Check it out here!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - there is magic happening at The Musical Theatre Factory. A huge thanks to Shakina and the whole crew for having me back for another 4x15. It was a blast, as usual! Can't wait for the next one!
Time for a Coraline update! After a few rehearsals, we put some of our footage on tape to send to Neil Gaiman's literary agent in order to get approval to submit to The New York Musical Theatre Festival next summer. This show has become so incredibly special to me, and I can't wait to see what happens next! Our kickstarter funding campaign has almost doubled it's original funding goal, and the funding is open until August 11th! If you have a few dollars to contribute, we'll love you (even more) forever! Check out our video below, and here's the link to the full kickstarter website!