Ever since the start of the New Year, I've been busy with my play practice for CLUE: The Musical. It's a challenging play because the audience plays the game along with the actors. Volunteers from the audience pick the cards for the suspect, weapon, and room, therefore everything changes on a nightly basis...along with the script! I auditioned thinking it might to fun to try out, not expecting to get a big role. Well, they cast me at Miss Scarlet, which thankfully is NOT a big role, but I have found the whole thing to be extremely time consuming. We practiced four nights a week from 6:30-9:30 pm for a total of 6 weeks. I felt like I never got to spend any time with Josh when he got home from work before I had to rush out the door to practice.
Now that the play has opened, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Monday was my first day off from the play in a week. Last week's schedule: Mon. & Tues.-Dress Rehearsal, Wed.-Sneek Peek (Free show to work out the kinks), Thurs.- Opening Night with a sold out (plus a few more) house, Fri.-Performance with a slightly less than full house, Sat.-Another night performance with even fewer people, Sun.-Afternoon performance (home by 4:30 pm, only to have our Home Teachers come by. It was a nice lesson though.)
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday off this week, then back to Thur.-Sat. night performances and one afternoon Sunday show. This goes on for yet another week, and then hopefully my life will slow down. Maybe.
(My mom, Miss Scarlet, and my dad after a performance)
I've thoroughly enjoyed learning the music and interacting with the cast, but I'm ready for a break. Josh asked if I was planning to do any more plays in the near future (with a look of dread on his face), to which I replied, "Not anytime in the next year!" Every one who has seen the play has said they enjoyed it, including my parents, Josh, and a co-worker of Josh's...along with all the theater regulars who have given me high praise on my voice and performance. It's been nice to receive such appreciation and compliments from strangers. Very sweet (and obviously drunk) people.
Here are some videos and pictures that Josh took with his phone. Not the best quality, but you get the idea. Our community is so small, I was recognized as Miss Scarlet today at my eye exam. It's a kind of faux-small town celebrity. Ha ha.
Gulit Suspects so far: Mr. Green, Miss Scarlet, Col. Mustard, and Professor Plum. We'll see how many times each of us is picked.