Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tipping Point


"I chose and my world was shaken,
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The choosing was not ..."
Stephen Sondheim

DAY 202:  In Physics, the "tipping point" is the point at which an object is displaced from its state of equilibrium into a new, different state.  Within the next week, I have to make an ENORMOUS decision.  I referred to the potential choice in a previous post many weeks ago, but didn't give any specifics, especially since the choice hadn't yet officially presented itself.  Since it's no longer MUCH of a secret, I'll share ...

This morning, I was offered a teaching position at a BRAND new high school opening next fall within walking distance of my home.  There are MANY pros and cons to the move ... too many to go into here.  I had kind of let the dilemma fade from my thoughts over the past month or two since my interview, but now the offer has been OFFICIALLY made and I need to make a VERY tough decision.

HOWEVER ... I'm grateful that this is not a choice I have to make out of need or desperation.  I am perfectly content where I am and it's a nice, steady equilibrium that has served me well for 20 years.  In the next week, I'll have to choose whether to "tip" that equilibrium and take a risk.  But, as my dear cousin-in-law Regina told me today ... "Be brave - but not stupid."  I've got a LOT of thinking to do ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Movies in a Stream


"Movies were movies when you paid a dime to escape,
Cheering the hero and hissing the man in the cape.
Romance and action and thrills,
Pardner there's gold in them hills.
Movies were movies when, during the titles you'd know,
You'd get a happy ending."
Jerry Herman

DAY 201:  As a technology/gadget freak, I'm AMAZED it's taken me so long to discover the joys of instant-streaming movies!  On the advice of my co-worker and friend, Carrie, I made the switch from Blockbuster Online BACK to Netflix.  Netflix offers a special disc that can be loaded into an Internet-enabled game console and you can watch selected movies in your "queue" INSTANTLY at ANY time WITHOUT a single per-movie charge.  One of the coolest things I've ever seen!  Thanks, Carrie and Netflix!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Bicentennial Post


"Thank you very much!
Thank you very much!
That's the nicest thing that anyone's ever done for me.
It sounds a bit bizarre,
But things the way they are,
I feel as if another life's begun for me.
And if I had a cannon I would fire it
To add a sort of celebration touch,
But since I left my cannon at home,
I'll simply have to say - 
Thank you very, very, very much!"
Leslie Bricusse

DAY 200:  The 200th post?  Can you believe it?  Who knew?  When I started this blog back in early October of last year, I had my doubts as to whether I could keep up with daily posting.  I've slipped and missed a day here and there (or pre-dated some posts to catch up ... OK, I confess ...), but I'm happy to report that I've been fairly consistent with my expressions of gratitude.  So what am I grateful for with this bicentennial post?  This one goes out to all the readers and my "followers" who've come to visit my blog, have wished me well, left comments (both here and on Facebook), and shared their experiences ... THANK YOU!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

H-25


"I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy,
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty,
Oily, greasy, fleecy,
Shining, gleaming, streaming,
Flaxen, waxen,
Knotted, polka-dotted,
Twisted, beaded, braided,
Powdered, flowered, and confettied,
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!"
James Rado and Gerome Ragni

DAY 199:  OK OK, so I'm not too proud to admit it ... in the last few years, I started coloring my hair.  Don't get me wrong ... I'm INCREDIBLY grateful to look much younger than my years.  People are ALWAYS surprised when they hear my age and will often guess a good 10 years below.  It was kind of a curse when I was a child and teen, but now I'm very happy for it. 

I never had any trouble with growing old gracefully - in fact, I certainly don't mind growing old AT ALL.  My life in my 40's has been WONDERFUL compared to the previous two decades.  A decade of discovering and learning to appreciate myself - VERY slowly, of course, and something I still need LOTS of work on, but I'm gettin' there.  Heck, I'm writing a daily GRATITUDE blog! 

Vanity's FAR from an issue for me ... what little self-esteem I have has NEVER included my looks and I've never been a fashion plate or had great expectations about my appearance.  ANYWAY ... at first it was hard to notice the gray since my hair is so sandy blonde, but over the past couple of years, it's become much more noticeable (at least to me).  I finally thought, "to hell with looking distinguished."  So, I picked up a package of "Just for Men" sandy blond and gave it a whirl.  Not too bad, but the gray still peeked through.  I've used that shade a few times now.  Today I decided to go one shade darker ... light brown.  When I was done, it seemed REALLY dark to me, and I was sure that I had screwed up.

But, THANKFULLY, I got LOTS of raves at school today, both from co-workers and students.  I hoped the color wouldn't be that apparent, but it was, and people were complimenting me on how it made me look "tanner" and "younger."  WAY TO GO "light brown"!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Grand Marshal


"When the whistles blow,
And the cymbals crash,
And the sparklers light the sky,
I'm gonna raise the roof!
I'm gonna carry on!
Give me an old trombone,
Give me an old baton ..."
Jerry Herman

DAY 198:  Well, today's the day!  We finally start rehearsing Parade.  We're kicking off the nearly three months of rehearsal later this afternoon with a read-through, pot luck social, and a viewing of a terrific documentary called The People vs. Leo Frank.  It hasn't really "sunk in" yet that I'm getting the opportunity to direct such an incredible and "important" musical - one I've wanted to direct since first hearing the original cast recording - but today it starts to become a reality.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The All-Nighter


"Good mornin', good mornin'!
We've danced the whole night through,
Good mornin', good mornin' to you.
Good mornin', good mornin'!
It's great to stay up late,
Good mornin', good mornin' to you."
Nacio Herb Brown

DAY 197:  Awake for 22 hours ... taught all day yesterday followed by Grad Nite ALL NIGHT last evening (see yesterday's blog).  I am grateful for MY BED, where I will be sleeping most of the day (after I pick up the puppy from boarding).  YAWN ... 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Grad Nite


"Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me -
M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E.
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
You're as welcome as can be
M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E ..."
Jimmie Dodd

DAY 196:  So, tonight I'm heading out for Grad Nite 2010Grad Nite is a special event for graduating seniors at Disney World.  Each year, the Magic Kingdom portion of the park closes down for regular visitors in the early evening and stays open ALL NIGHT LONG for the seniors.  We leave from the school at about 5 p.m. and don't arrive back on campus until 8 a.m. or so the following morning.  It's one trip I actually enjoy chaperoning and it's surprisingly a GREAT deal of fun.  And the Disney folks treat chaperones VERY well ... Fast Passes for the major rides, a free dinner, and a wonderful breakfast buffet at the Crystal Palace.  When we arrive at the park, we let the kids GO and the adults can enjoy the park virtually free of any responsibility (unless one of our kids gets sick or does something naughty ... which rarely happens).  And it's particularly enjoyable for a Disney fan like me who NEVER tires of Disney World ... can't wait to ride Peter Pan's Flight again - my favorite ride in the park!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Paradise Found


"I don't want a bunny or a kitty.
I don't want a parrot that talks.
I don't want a bowl of little fishies.
I can't take a goldfish for a walk."
Bob Merrill

DAY 195:  Pet Paradise is Annabelle's home-away-from-home.  I'm grateful for a place to board her while I'm away where she gets outside and plays with the rest of the dogs five times a day, has a large open "suite" to stay in, and even has a large bone-shaped pool to play in if she wishes (though she's not terribly fond of water).  I suspect she has a LOT more fun than she has with me sitting around the house - I'm sure it's a vacation for her, too!  The staff is always courteous and friendly and have come to know and enjoy having Annabelle around.  She'll be visiting again tonight through Saturday morning as I head down to Disney World for Grad Nite tomorrow evening!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Little-Known Facts


"There is no team
Like the best team
Which is our team
Right here!"
Clark Gesner

DAY 194: Every few weeks, a group of my fellow teachers meet up at a local sports bar to play Team Trivia.  We don't take it very seriously (though it is a lot of fun when we win), eat some unhealthy food, and enjoy each other's company.  We had one of our get-togethers this evening and I had a blast.

The evening was even more enjoyable with a visit from "Cutie" (the young woman with dark hair and glasses in the picture) ... Jenn taught with us in the Math Department for a number of years before getting married and moving up to Boston, where her husband got a new position.  I was very happy and very grateful to be able to spend some time with her!

Oh ... and ... how did we do last night?  We had a PERFECT first round, not missing a question, and then BOMBED the second.  But it was a LOT of fun losing ...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Music from Another Room


"You know how when you're listening to music playing from another room?  And you're singing along because it's a tune that you really love?  When a door closes or a train passes so you can't hear the music anymore, but you sing along anyway ... then, no matter how much time passes, when you hear the music again you're still in exact same time with it. That's what it's like."
Charlie Peters

DAY 193:  I watched this 1998 film this afternoon ... the kind of movie I really enjoy, filled with the quirky characters of a wildly dysfunctional family.  What struck me most, however, was this lovely quote - how one character describes love.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nurse Jackie


"Doctor, doctor, give me the news -
I've got a bad case of lovin' you.
No pill's gonna cure my ill.
I've got a bad case of lovin' you ..."
Robert Palmer

DAY 192:  Without a doubt, my favorite series on television right now is Nurse Jackie.  I look forward to it every Monday night with GREAT anticipation and I would pay for Showtime monthly even if this were the ONLY program showing on that pay network.  When the show was on hiatus between Seasons One and Two, I REALLY missed it.  But, Nurse Jackie is BACK and it just keeps getting BETTER!  It is heartbreaking, gut-bustingly funny, and raw, often all at the same time.  The dialogue is insightful, real, and cuts straight to the chase like a sharp scalpel.

The writing is stellar, the characters are wonderfully complex and wonderfully flawed ... even the most minor of characters (including the patients themselves) are fascinating studies.  From the beleaguered Ms. Akalitus, to the irrepressible Zoey, to the appallingly self-involved Dr. Cooper, and the HYSTERICAL Dr. O'Hara, I feel like these characters have become friends of mine and I can't wait to see what they're up to each week.

At the center of it all, though, is Nurse Jackie herself, as performed by the REMARKABLE Edie Falco.  What makes her character so incredibly compelling is her role as a true tragic hero.  This is a woman who will break every rule necessary to do what's right, what's best for her patients, to mete out justice where needed, to tell anyone EXACTLY what they need to hear.  She is a woman you would want on your side and someone you'd love to have a drink with.  Oddly enough, though, this woman is HARDLY a saint ... she is unabashedly unsentimental, addicted to pain killers (which she partakes of frequently, even while on duty) and is having an extramarital affair, even when it appears that her husband is loving and devoted.  It is this show's ability to get us to sympathize and identify with, admire, and even root for Jackie that makes it BRILLIANT, in my opinion.

I'm grateful for my weekly visit to the Emergency Room of All Saints' Hospital ... thanks, Showtime!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tippin' on a Tightrope


"I tip on alligators and little rattle snakers
But I'm another flavor
Something like a terminator
Ain't no equivocating
I fight for what I believe
Why you talkin' bout it
S-s-she's talkin' bout it
Some callin me a sinner
Some callin me a winner
I'm callin you to dinner
And you know exactly what I mean ..."
Janelle Monae

DAY 191:  OK, so I'm making a leap here ... from Willy Wonka yesterday to hip-hop today!  It's no great surprise that hip-hop and rap are not typical residents on my iPod, but I happened upon a new song today called "Tightrope" courtesy of my friend, Josh, who posted the video on his Facebook wall.  It's pure hip-hop with lyrics that should give me hives, but it's so tremendously infectious that I can't help but listen to it over and over (even with its very short rap section ... ugh).

So, it's begun a "new music" day for me ... I immediately downloaded the rest of Janelle Monae's music and Green Day's American Idiot (soon to be a Broadway musical).  Now I'm the hunt for some more "off the beaten track" (or at least "off the beaten track" for ME) music.  If you don't hear from me for a while ... send a search party.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pure Imagination


"If you want to view paradise,
Simply look around and view it.
Anything you want to, do it.
Wanna change the world?
There's nothing to it."
Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

DAY 190:  If I had to list my top two or three favorite movies of all time, the 1971 musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory would be right up there with Monty Python and the Holy Grail and West Side Story.  It is BY FAR the movie I quote the most frequently, and there are SO many marvelous lines and lyrics to be found in this delightful film that still makes me cry like a baby as Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe fly high above the city in the glass Wonkavator. 

I've been stuck in Wonka-land today (though it's a TERRIFIC place to be stuck!) after thinking that I had "so much time, so little to do ... strike that, reverse it ..." earlier today.  I'm certain I've been driving my Facebook friends JUST a little nuts with my quoting the movie like CRAZY today.  A SMALL sampling of some of my favorites (though there are MANY MANY more) ...

"I am now telling the computer EXACTLY what it can do with a lifetime supply of chocolate."

"I have just decided to switch the Friday schedule to Monday, which means that the test we take each Friday on what we learned during the week will now take place on Monday before we've learned it."

"Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous."

"I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me NOW!"

"Of course you don't know. You don't know because only I know. If you knew and I didn't know, then you'd be teaching me instead of me teaching you - and for a student to be teaching his teacher is presumptuous and rude. Do I make myself clear?"

"I bet those Golden Tickets make the chocolate taste terrible."

"We are the music makers... and we are the dreamers of dreams."

"So shines a good deed in a weary world."

"I feel very sorry for Wonka. It's gonna cost him a fortune in fudge."

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

"If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates."

"If she's a lady, I'm a Vermicious Knid."

"She was a bad egg."

"Now, don't get excited. Don't lose your head. We don't want anybody to lose that."

"I'll be be the first person in the world to be sent by television!"

"Stop squawking, you twit!"

"And almost everything you'll see is eatable, edible. I mean, you can eat almost everything."

And always remember ...
"Don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he he always wanted.  He lived happily ever after."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ready ... Set ...


"So, fee-fi-fo-fum,
Look out, baby, 'cause here I come.
Get ready, 'cause here I come."
Smokey Robinson

DAY 189:  Two months from today is the first day of summer vacation!  That's 40 work days to go, but who's counting?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Veto!


"I'm just a bill.
Yes, I'm only a bill.
And I got as far as Capitol Hill.
Well, now I'm stuck in committee
And I'll sit here and wait
While a few key Congressmen discuss and debate
Whether they should let me be a law.
How I hope and pray that they will,
But today I am still just a bill."
Dave Frishberg

DAY 188:  Florida public school teachers, county School Boards, administrators, parents, and students have been fearing the passage of a bill that has been rammed through both branches of the State legislature over the past month or two.  The horrific Senate Bill 6/House Bill 7189, proposed and supported by conservative Republicans, would have eliminated tenure and consideration of a teacher's years of experience or advanced degrees in determining salary, along with making a teacher's performance evaluation, certificate, and career based on a standardized test given ONCE a year to students that may have NOTHING to do with the teacher's subject matter (and over which a teacher has VERY little to NO control).  The Bill passed both the Florida Senate and House before landing on the Governor's desk for a signature last week.

There has been a LOUD and ACTIVE rallying cry of protest from teachers, parents, and professional education organizations opposing this insulting and destructive legislation that had every teacher worrying about what new career to explore or what new state to move to.  Tens of thousands of e-mails, faxes, letters, and phone calls flooded the Governor's Office and earlier today ...

HE VETOED THE BILL!! 
And, boy, am I GRATEFUL!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Finishing the Chat


"It started out like a song.
We started quiet and slow,
With no surprise.
And then one morning,
I woke to realize
We had a good thing going ..."
Stephen Sondheim

DAY 187:  I was doing a little web surfing in 2002 and typed in "www.sondheim.com" just for the fun of it.  After perusing the treasure trove of Sondheim information on the site, I glanced at its discussion forum/bulletin board called "Finishing the Chat" (a play on the song title "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the Park with George).  I "lurked" for quite some time ... that's Internet lingo for reading and watching without participating.  I was ASTOUNDED by the musical theatre knowledge of the people who were posting on the board.  I've always been considered kind of "the musical theatre encyclopedia" in my immediate circle of friends, but here were other folks whose knowledge in many cases FAR exceeded mine!  I summoned up the courage to "go public" on an Internet forum and started posting.

Eight years later, my Internet friends on FTC are some of my favorite people and I am SO grateful for them.  They live all over the country (Los Angeles, St. Louis, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Florida, Texas, NYC, and elsewhere) AND the world (such as Canada, South Africa, Norway, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England).  It's an unusual bulletin board where personal information and discussion is as prevalent (often more so) than the "on topic" discussions (often "spirited disagreements" ;-) of Sondheim, theatre, and other art forms, such as current movies and TV.  They have supported me and congratulated me on theatre projects, given me generous and helpful personal advice, and consoled me during losses and disappointments.  For a year or two, these friends remained photographs and text on a computer screen.

Since then, I've been able to attend three in-person "gatherings" of the FTC gang in New York City, the most recent being this past weekend.  The FTC folks will often meet on the occasion of a new Sondheim production or special event.  For this meeting, there were THREE Sondheim productions playing simultaneously on Broadway - A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, and the new revue, Sondheim on Sondheim.  About 20 of us met for dinner on Friday night (a few of them in the picture above), prior to seeing A Little Night Music.  I had already met a number of them on previous visits, but there were many new faces as well.  We had a blast at dinner and I actually had the chance to "hang" with some of them later in the weekend, too, especially my friend, Connie, who I've met for dinner and lunch a number of times on my "home turf."

What a GREAT group of people ... thanks, my fellow Cookies!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Success


"To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded." 

DAY 186:  No song lyric today, just a beautiful quote that I lifted from a friend's Facebook profile.  Apparently no one knows the actual source of the quote, though it is often inaccurately attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Well ... whoever said it or wrote it ... wonderful words!

Monday, April 12, 2010

No Place Like It


"Believe that you can go home.
Believe you can float on air,
Then click your heels three times.
If you believe,
Then you'll be there ..."
Charlie Smalls

DAY 185:  I didn't really click my heels three times, but I'm home.  It was a great weekend away in NYC ... I had a terrific time seeing some old friends and meeting a number of new ones (more on my Sondheim.com friends in a later post).  The shows, on average, weren't as good as those I saw last year but, heck, it's still Broadway.  I love to travel, but I'm not really fond of living out of a suitcase.  So, even though it means heading back to work tomorrow, I'm grateful to be home.

I may have my issues with Jacksonville (and Florida and the South), but there's definitely something to be said for seeing GREEN, breathing fresh air, and interacting with polite, friendly Southern folk.  I knew I was back when the airport parking lot attendant asked me if I wanted "a cold drink" as I checked out.  The quiet at home is refreshing and calming ... the noise and frantic energy of the City can be thrilling, but it's nice to relax again.  Sleeping in MY bed without the persistent horns and sirens will be very welcome. 

And sleeping right next to my bed will be my puppy, Annabelle, who seemed AWFULLY happy to have me home, too.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Helluva Town


"The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down.
The people ride in a hole in the groun' ..."
Betty Comden and Adolph Green

DAYS 180-184:  Well ... I'll be taking a few days off from My OhGeeJay to enjoy my annual Spring trip to New York City!!  Six shows in four days!  It's a great way to celebrate six months of GRATITUDE ... my blog's half-year mark also happens this weekend while I'm in the Big Apple.  I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning and I won't be back until Monday evening ... the schedule of events -

Thursday night - Julie Taymor's The Magic Flute at the Met
Friday night - A Little Night Music starring Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones (and there's a chance we might be able to get backstage after the show!)
Saturday matinee - Next Fall starring our friend, Paddy Heusinger
Saturday night - Anyone Can Whistle at NY City Center's Encores! series, starring Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, and Donna Murphy
Sunday matinee - Sondheim on Sondheim with the inimitable BARBARA COOK!
Sunday night - Fela!

CAN'T WAIT!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Just In Time


"Just in time - you’ve found me just in time.
Before you came my time was running low ..."
Jule Styne

DAY 179:  I'm grateful to report that the cough that's been bugging me for a couple of weeks FINALLY seems to be going away ... JUST IN TIME!!  Thanks, in large part, to the wonder that is Mucinex.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I Am a Camera


"There were no defects to be found,
snapshot image froze without a sound."
J. Geils Band

DAY 178:  So NOW I'm totally ready for NYC in THREE DAYS!  I bought a new camera this afternoon from Best Buy.  My brother, the photographer, suggested this one and it takes terrific pictures.  And, to top it all off, it came with a GREAT package deal that included a case, extra battery, and memory card for only $40 more than the price of the camera (which was already on sale).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

How Can I Win?


"How can I learn to trust enough
And to stop believing all I hear are lies?
Open my heart, but just enough,
To keep an open mind ... but never close my eyes
To the dangers I alert myself,
Making efforts to assert myself,
And discovering ways to hurt myself
That no one else has tried.
How can I win if I'm not on my side?

How can I dare to feel again
If I can't let go of past mistakes I've made?
Living through each ordeal again -
The faith that I misplaced, the price I overpaid.
I've been able to endure enough,
But I must not want the cure enough.
I get back on my feet and sure enough -
My hopes and fears collide.
How can I win if I'm not on my side?

I live each day like emotions are at war,
But I don't remember anymore
Just who or what I'm fighting for.

When will delight be mine again?
Will it come or can it be that it's too late?
I want the sun to shine again,
But I must walk away from the shadows I create.
And though I tell myself it's safer just to hide,
How can I win if I keep retreating?
Cheating myself is self-defeating.
How can I win if I'm not on my side?"
David Zippel

DAY 177:  I was driving down to South Ponte Vedra Beach for Easter dinner with family friends while listening to the "My Favorites" playlist on my iPhone.  Although I adore EVERY song on this playlist, these lyrics (from the musical The Goodbye Girl) have always had special meaning for me ...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I Have Confidence


"I have confidence in sunshine. 
I have confidence in rain.
I have confidence that spring will come again ...
Besides which you see I have confidence in me!"
Oscar Hammerstein II

DAY 176:  I am grateful that I'm able to post this status on Facebook and actually MEAN IT:  "Michael Lipp does not need to be 'fit in' to anyone's schedule ..."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fully Cast!


"Did you ever hear her laugh?
When she laughed, you swore you'd never cry again.
Did you ever see her smile?
Her smile was like a glass of lemonade."
Jason Robert Brown

DAY 175:  I am VERY happy and VERY grateful to announce the AMAZING (and finally COMPLETE) cast of the musical Parade, which will be presented at Players by-the-Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach from July 16 to 31, 2010.  I am directing, Sam Clein is my SENSATIONAL Music Director, Lee Hamby is providing the Production Design and Management, and Kat McLeod is the Stage Manager.  We start rehearsals with a read-through, pot luck dinner, and viewing of the documentary The People vs. Leo Frank on Sunday, April 25.  I'm still finding it a little hard to believe that I'm actually getting the chance to direct this astounding show and I can't WAIT to get started!! 

Steven Anderson - Jim Conley
Gary Baker - Ensemble
Robert Banks - Tom Watson
Staci Cobb - Lucille Frank
Tracy Davis - Monteen
J'Royce Denard-Walton - Riley
Julia Fallon - Ensemble
Evan Gould - Ensemble/Peavy/McDaniel
Judy Gould - Ensemble
Jeff Grove - Luther Rosser
Lee Hamby - Britt Craig
Mary Herrington - Iola Stover
Stephen Johns - Young Soldier/Fiddlin' John
Maisaa Kayal - Essie
Miranda Lawson - Angela
Eugene Lindsey - Newt Lee
Roger Lowe - Governor Slaton
Christy Mull - Ensemble
Bill Ratliff - Hugh Dorsey
Leslie Richart - Mrs. Phagan
Chris Robertson - Frankie Epps
Katie Sacks - Mary Phagan
Zeek Smith - J.N. Starnes
Emily Suarez - Lizzie Phagan
Joshua Taylor - Officer Ivey/Ensemble
Josh Waller - Leo Frank
Jeff Wells - Ensemble/Prison Guard
Bill White - Old Soldier/Judge Roan
Stacy Williams - Sally Slaton

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pretty Ring Time


"In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,  
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring."
William Shakespeare

DAY 174: Short and sweet ... SPRING BREAK ... 10 days off ... NYC in a week!