Thursday, November 30, 2006

Quandry Plugs Along

Our 30-minute, twice a night show opened at the Beach Waterpark last Friday, just after Thanksgiving. We finally hit our stride by Sunday night. You can see photos from the production of Bob Cratchit’s Christmas Quandry here. We’ll be performing through January 7th.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Made-Up Face

When putting on make-up, especially theatrical make-up, I’m always amazed at how little the end product resembles my naked face:

Products used:
Theatrical base
Theatrical blush
Theatrical powder
Black cake eyeliner
Black mascara
Dark brown eye shadow
False lashes
Auburn eyebrow pencil
Red lipstick
Red gloss

Now I’m ready for the show!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

MORE Mrs. Bob Photos

I've got 111 Mrs. Bob photos up on my Flickr account. Thanks to our lovely producer, Elaine, I had a whole CD of pictures to upload. Check back for even more pictures in a few weeks; I ordered a second CD from a professional photographer.

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge photoset (probably best viewed as a slide show)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

And the Show Goes On

Mrs. Bob ended this weekend. We were sold out on the last night and all performed well, making a great ending to our short run. I'm amazed my voice held up through all the screaming and yelling I did as Mrs. Bob. Mike contends that it's due to all the practice I get at home (SO not true!)

On Friday, I open in a show at The Beach Waterpark. Evidently, the park gets all decked out for the holidays, with lights, ice skating, nativity scenes, Santa, the works. I’m performing twice a night in a half hour show as The Ghost of Christmas Present. The show is set a few years after A Christmas Carol has ended. Scrooge remains transformed, but now Bob Cratchit has lost his Christmas spirit. I have an awesome costume (photos soon), get to act quite smug and superior, and finally get to trot out my British accent. (I had a Cleveland accent in Mrs. Bob.) The director has foolishly given me a song solo so that I may torture the audience's ears. We can only hope that the sound of the children singing along will mask my amplified croonings.

Yesterday (Monday) I started rehearsals for another show, opening in February, A Gown for His Mistress. I’m Yvonne, a clingy newlywed whose husband is cheating on her. I haven’t yet read the script yet (in my defense, I just got it last night), but the director describes it as a French farce where everyone is sleeping with everyone else.

More details when I have them!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mrs. Bob Pictures

The Drama Workshop has some pictures up from Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. Take a look! (Hit “next photo” to see the remainder of the pictures. There are four.)

We have three performances left – Thu, Fri, and Sat. Thursday night has the best seats, and Saturday may sell out! Reserve online or call 513-598-8303.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I'm Mrs. Bob Cratchit

If you are in the local (Cincinnati) area, come see my new show. We’ll be performing at the Westwood Town Hall, at the corner of Harrison and Montana. More details below.

Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
by Christopher Durang
directed by James Burton

Friday, November 10, 2006 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2006 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:00 PM
Friday, November 17, 2006 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2006 8:00 PM

The perfect way to say “Bah Humbug” to the classic Dicken’s tale. Mrs. Bob Cratchit has had it with being the loving and long-suffering wife and mother. She’s sick of Tiny Tim (the goody-goody crippled child), she hates her twenty other children (most of them confined to the root cellar), and all she really wants to do is get drunk and jump off of London Bridge. Her life is then turned upside down by a visit from the Ghost of all three Christmases and a Tourette’s Syndrome- suffering Ebeneezer Scrooge. Having a great deal of difficulty navigating the time travel necessary to teach Scrooge a lesson, the Ghost keeps landing repeatably in the pathetic Cratchit home. From there the plot morphs into parodies of Oliver Twist, The Gift of the Magi and It’s a Wonderful Life. This rollicking, sassy tale has an ample heaping of spice, sure to add flavor to the start of your holiday season.

Buy tickets by calling 513-598-8303 or reserving them online.