October 21st, 2006

Chicago - happy

Theatre Spam

I went to the theatre last night, not because I particularly wanted to, but to see a boatload of friends who were in a musical (Sondheim, no less) called Assassins.  It is all about the assassins or would-be assassins of US Presidents.  I went expecting to be properly horrified.  Weird content for a musical.  Instead, I was vastly entertained.  It was a peek into the psyche, and dementia in some cases, of these people who truly beleived they were doing the right thing for the right reasons.  It was also VERY funny. (Have sick , twisted sense of humor.)  I laughed a LOT.  Every time I giggled, the little old man next to me huffed, but I say screw the rich little old theatre patron.  I was there to be entertained.  I had a great time.  Also, the girl who played Squeaky Fromme (tried to kill Nixon) was a former student from when I taught High School theatre.  *puffs up proudly*  She was FABULOUS.

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The next audition for me will be The Odd Couple.  For one of two British sisters that live upstairs from Oscar and Felix.  Small, buy VERY funny parts.  Will have to drag out my cockney accent and beat it into submission.  That isn't until next month, though, so I'll just be wife, mother, cook, maid, laundress, chauffeur, writer and cheif discipliarian 'til then, which is enough to be getting on with, I think.

Have a lovely weekend!

P.S. Rainpuddle wins my music challenge thingy!
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