thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Jack Good Looking)
So I know this has been posted around, but I wanted to have this here in my LJ for my personal pleasure. ♥ Thank you [ profile] halfspell. You continue my slightly unhealthy obsession of this man.

BBW interviews John Barrowman

Full text of article beneath )

Right. So he can be my fabulously gay boyfriend right? And I know La Cage is transferring to B'way in April. I know he's not set to be in it at the start, but a girl can dream of a limited engagement, right?

Of course right.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Jack Good Looking)
The best thing to come out of Torchwood lately? AfterElton's Facebook Recaps. If you haven't seen these yet, check them out. The recaps of the first two series are brilliant.

The link is for the CoE ones. Day Four is fucking PRICELESS.

The Brilliant Quote from Day 4 )

And I'm officially jealous of everyone at SDCC right now. That's all. ♥

I'm... back to the shop. If anyone out there is ever THINKING of doing the Wedding Singer for a show? Just... DON"T. The costumes are in-fucking-sane.

I almost think this is worse than Producers. Going back into the shop on a Saturday is not my idea of a good weekend.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Jack Good Looking)
At least I get something good on my birthday, right?

Except not when John Barrowman looks better in a dress than I do. )

So. Trying to figure how to get to London now. Need to find out how Father Shawn got 6 nights and a flight to London from NYC for $600.
thescarletwoman: (TV // Vulcan :: Fuck Off)
You know what's always nice? Getting yelled at for doing your job because an actor just so happens to be an asshole and doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut.

Yes, dickwad -- you ripped your pants. Wasn't even that bad, really. When I'm walking INTO the show 45 minutes before curtain is NOT when you come up to me and shove your ass in my face and fucking prance around about it. Particularly as I have JUST walked in, am still laden down with instrument and other bags. I laid into the little cocksucker. I wasn't mean (as [ profile] rose_whispers will attest), but I was firm. And dude. The rule is: you lose a button or a shirt needs ironed, you do it yourself. If it's a major incident you tell the stage manager ASAP and she will phone the costumer.

ALWAYS been this way.

Our delicate flower runs to the director and says I was mean and how upset he was.

So what happens? Bitch-face Almi decides to bitch me out in front of the entire fucking cast. Saying how I'm on staff now and we don't treat volunteers this way. Dare I mention that at green room opening night almi says (and I quote): "I'd like to formally welcome our newest staff member, Eric!" May I mention that Eric was hired mid-July. I was hired in August.

Right. Bitch.

So. Fucking. Annoyed.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Victor/Victoria :: Hell Hath)
Dear Body,

Yes, I know you're used to me being a night owl. Yes, I wish I could stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning like usual. However, I now have a full time job which means getting up at 8 am, not 11. Thus, please start readjusting yourself so that I'm in bed by 1 -- 2 at the LATEST. This reading in bed until 4am when I finally crash is getting really old.

Also -- giving me the red death this week? If that's your idea of a joke, I'm not laughing.

No love,

Dear Hollywood,

You know, I love that you're bringing back the movie musical. I really do! However, the latest debacle Nine is making me rather pissed off at you. If you're going to make movie musicals please cast KNOWN SINGERS in title roles, particularly when they're insanely vocally demanding.

REALLY no love,
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Boy from Oz :: Boy Next Door)
Live blog as it goes -- or at least, as I remember to update this.

And yes, I'm getting started a little late. So sue me.

ETA: as of 11:01 -- we're all done. Running commentary starting about at 8:30 and running through the end of the awards.

Why can't Hugh be back to host? Please? )
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Boy from Oz :: Boy Next Door)
Oh my GOD do I want to be at the Tony's this year. My beloved Sondheim is getting the lifetime achievement award. And there's a special award being given to Robert Russell Bennett for achievement in orchestrations. (yes, I'm aware he died in 1981.)

Show is June 15th at 8pm on CBS. Yeah, Whoopi is hosting. Not sure how that one will be. Can we have Hugh Jackman back? Please? *points to icon*

The most surprising thing? Young Frankenstein garnered THREE noms. Quite a cry from the 13 (I think?) noms that The Producers got years ago. Hell, it's not even up for best musical!

*g* though, my Sunday in the Park with George did QUITE well with 9 nods.

Full list of Noms as taken from )

The top nominees?

In The Heights, 13
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific , 11
Sunday in the Park with George, 9
August: Osage County , 7
Gypsy, 7
Passing Strange, 7

Couple of things in closing: I'm glad none of the kids chosen by America for Grease got nominees. Somehow, it'd cheapen the whole thing just to have two kids chosen by America win Tonys. I'm sure they're wonderful, but because people can pick up the phone and vote doesn't mean a damn thing.

And yes, I'm rooting for Sunday to take home all 9. I'm sure it won't but I want it to. And I will be seeing Sunday after the Tonys, so it'll be interesting to see how everyone fawns over the show. It'd be wonderful for Sondheim to win best revival for it, as he really lost out in 1984 with Jerry Herman and La Cage Aux Folles. And, of course, Jerry Herman was so gracious in his acceptance speech: "the simple, old-fashioned musical was still alive and well at the Palace". Because, you know, Sondheim's score is on the very verge of atonality. But I digress.

*sigh* And it makes me sad to think of Sunday and Dr H and half of the stuff in this post were things we talked about in his office. Woe.

So, it'll be interesting to see how things pan out. Who do you think will take home the awards?
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Boy from Oz :: Boy Next Door)
Oh. My. God.

This was apparently done for a World AIDS day benefit some years ago and features the cast of Avenue Q and the revival cast of Fiddler on the Roof and they do a 10 minute parody of both musicals set to the music from both.

My god... my sides hurt from laughing. It is absolutely... sheer genius.

Best line is about 2 minutes from the end with the discussion of Hugh Jackman.

It's hysterical.

*watches again*
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Boy from Oz :: Boy Next Door)
I owe comments. I know. Will get to them.

I had dad tape my song at the composer/lyricist concert to share with you guys. It ended up getting recorded in two cuts as dad didn't realise he had to keep holding the record button as it was taken with my digital camera. Still... something is better than nothing as far as I'm concerned. Hence why the record/picture quality is a bit iffy. But better than nothing!

So here it is!

Part One:

Part Two:

Off to the shop to help mom with Little Women. She's so overwhelmed, so I'm going in to help her. After the wretched 'evaluation' I got from the station (can we say hatchet job?) I didn't really feel so bad calling in "sick" today. I should have -- but I didn't.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Victor/Victoria :: World's a)
So the concert last night went so amazingly well. Fucked up one little spot and of course I screwed up my face right where I did. I can get through concertos with a straight face no matter how much I screw up -- need to work on that for singing too, apparently. But it was a blast. I was nervous as hell to go out on stage which is so rare. I've performed SO many times in my life -- just never singing.

Had amazing feedback. Richard seemed shocked as HELL which is a really, really nice feeling. And I got a ton of compliments too. So tonight should go even better... and then I think I'm relegated back down to the pit for a while. But the singing on stage really was a blast.

We were talking after the show and a large group of playhouse staffers all agreed that it's harder to just get up on stage and sing instead of being in a show and singing. In a show you're someone else -- for these concerts, it's just you. I'm really thrilled. Thanks for all the good luck vibes!

Also -- so feeling the love with valentir! ♥ PLEASE -- let me know where yours are. I haven't been reading my flist much the past couple of days (the nerves were really getting to me...) so I want to leave valentines but going through skip=1000 doesn't sound appealing. Pimp yourselves. Seriously.

My Valentinr - thescarletwoman

[ profile] hpvalensmut! OMG -- I am STILL incoherent over this! I need to leave a proper comment that isn't just 'ads;fksadj;fljsdf;lkaj' but every time I try, I see the art and go gaga. It's Sirius/Remus and it's NWS. Check it out. Holy hell, Batman. Holy hell.

Lastly -- (maybe I should have done a numbered list...) *glares at [ profile] hp_springsmut* Dude... you do not need to be epic. So stop evolving constantly into something massive.


Feb. 4th, 2008 04:11 pm
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Murder With Showtunes)
Well... tonight is the long awaited Composer/Lyricist concert at the theatre. I'm both really excited for it and scared out of my gourd. It's the first time ever I've sung on stage (not counting the little bit in Stand By Your Man last year.) And on top of that -- I have a solo. I'm singing "There's a Fine, Fine Line" from Avenue Q if you're interested. Plus a ton of other group numbers too.

Excited... and scared to death. Tomorrow will be easier (as it's just a two night thing). And it's funny -- I'm so used to performing and usually playing whole shows by my lonesome and even miked! But this... this is a totally new ordeal. I have choreography to do and harmonies to sing.

Wish me luck! I'm hoping there will be a recording done -- and if not, I'm making one of the folks tape it on the cell phone tomorrow.

Concert's at 7:30. Good luck vibes are certainly appreciated!

ETA: and my boss at the music store is a fucking idiot. He just called asking where I was. When I TOLD him I couldn't work tonight because I had a fucking show. It's on the calendar. I told him this weeks ago. *headdesk* idiot.

My Valentinr - thescarletwoman
Get your own valentinr
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Block of Cheese Day)
Come on... I wanted the alliteration. *g*

In any case, things have been good. I can't tell if this sinus infection is still refusing to leave me or if it's just my damn allergies being a pain in my ass. But things are going good on the home front. No complaints to speak of, really. Seems strange to have my life back after Millie has ended. I still feel like I should be heading down to the theatre in about an hour for the sunday show. But in good news, I'm going to be playing Nine at the end of November down at Gannon. I am SO looking forward to that. It's one of the shows I really adore, mostly because of one song at the end of the first act.

What can I say -- I'm a sucker for those multi-voice songs?

Otherwise, spent the night at a casino on Thursday as mom's birthday was on Friday. Didn't win a ton, but I came out with more than I went in with, so I suppose that's a plus.

Am SO looking forward to going down to DC in... dear god, it's a little over a week!! I'm staying with [ profile] jateshi for a few days and am going to pack as much into that time as possible. Including going to see THE most amazing concert on the face of the earth with [ profile] wook77. We're seeing the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel playing the music of John Williams. Every bone in my pops loving body is GLEEFUL over this. Then also going to try and catch up with [ profile] cruisedirector and [ profile] chrome_animagus. It should be a blast. :-D

Still blocked on the fics though. *headdesk* I have one of my two fics for [ profile] snape_after_dh written and the other, I'm a third of the way through. [ profile] merry_smutmas continues to glare at me from across the room. Though I think I have an idea for it at last. I've been thinking about this assignment since I've GOTTEN it and am only now getting an idea. Stupid muse.

♥ So tell me, loverly flist. How was your week? ♥


Sep. 20th, 2007 05:58 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Get into Trouble)
So... last week was an absolute blast. Officially -- [ profile] avengangle you and the boy are NOT allowed to laugh.

I attempted to install ubuntu. And in the end... completely uninstalled my computer. I missed the little thing in the install that was about partitioning my harddrive. Yeah. Missed that. Totally uninstalled XP. And it took about 3 days to get it back. Especially as I nearly had a heartattack trying to find the drivers for my video card, sound card and wireless card. Not so fun. Really, really not.

In other news... theatre is going off... somewhat without a hitch. We open tonight and I'm going to be very glad when this week is done. It's just... sucked. Patrick still can't conduct.

So a question to the flist. Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, it's not good enough? Yeah. That's how I feel right now.

To my flist -- tell me something good that's happened to you this week. Hopefully everyone else has had a better week than I have.
thescarletwoman: (Movies // Clue :: Flames)
I had an absolutely wretched day at the theatre today. Andrew, even down in Florida, heard about it and called tonight to make sure I was okay and only got off the phone with him a little bit ago.

I know there's more with LJ/6A and I can't be arsed to read anything right now because it's just going to put me into an even worse mood. Point of all that -- I'm staying here on LJ. I'm testing Scribblit and once the bugs get worked out will probably be my main home along with LJ. One of these days I'll figure out how to mirror my LJ to IJ and GJ. Eventually. If you have a link as to how to do that easily, pass it along. I'm just not ready to give up my flist here. I've been here for a good 4 or so years it's like home. ♥s you guys

thescarletwoman @ insanejournal
thescarletwoman @ greatestjournal

I'll keep posting this so please keep friending me wherever you go. I don't want to lose track of any of you should you leave LJ.

Theatre-wise? Today just so totally fucking sucked.

*has alcohol in hand* *lots of it*

I think I'm going to go curl up with a trashy romance novel and just go to bed.

I just really fucking hate people right now.

Unless anything changes in the next week -- this will be my last show at the Playhouse. Which saddens me to no end, especially because of how everything came about.

Will write about this when I'm a, not pissed and b, not about in tears -- as I've been back and forth between them both today.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // The Full Monty :: Did I Captu)
Well, aside from now being completely and totally scarred for life, The Full Monty opened last night. The sound guy said he was scarred. I said I've known one of the actors since I was ten. He... backed down. *g*

I swear, I must be a masochist or something because I have been at the show every night this week. Was actually planning on going home after Green Room, but we ended up staying straight through once more. I tell you, it's the audience reaction that's the best.

And yes, they DO do the Full Monty. God bless backlighting... Though, the lighting technician is taking up a collection each night to maybe... miss the light cue. We all say she could probably put her daughter through college with the money she'd rake in...

I did at final dress manage to tape 'Let it Go' on my cell phone, so I'll see about getting it up for you guys to see.

So sorry for my impromptu absence. I really wasn't planning on spending EVERY night this week at the theatre but the show is just THAT good -- nakedness notwithstanding.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Murder With Showtunes)
Well -- the saga with the bow continues. After fighting with the insurance company for the past... three days, it looks like it will be covered. Thankfully.

I'm getting a couple of bows in the mail today (where's the damned delivery guy. *sigh*) and I think the folks and I are going to Cleveland this weekend to go to do some more bow shopping. So huzzah and yay. Life goes on. It just... it was such a shock.

In other news, Tony Nominations came out yesterday. Some REALLY good looking stuff on there. My other love is up for one -- Michael Cerveris. Yaye.

The Nominees Are...

Best Play
The Coast of Utopia
The Little Dog Laughed
Radio Golf

Best Musical
Grey Gardens
Mary Poppins
Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical
Grey Gardens
Legally Blonde The Musical
Spring Awakening

Best Original Score
Grey Gardens
Legally Blonde The Musical
Spring Awakening

Best Revival of a Play
Inherit the Wind
Jouney's End
Talk Radio

Best Revival of a Musical
The Apple Tree
A Chorus Line
110 in the Shade

the rest of the nominees )

So the big nominated shows are Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Curtains, Legally Blonde The Musical and Mary Poppins -- at least musical wise anyway. *cough* [ profile] froda_baggins and [ profile] thewlisian_afer -- anything look good? XD (*roots for Spring Awakening* Can't tell you how many people have said good things about it)
thescarletwoman: (Coffee Shop // thescarletwoman)
Things are surprisingly good on the homefront. It's just been busy as hell. As evidenced by the time I'm posting this -- I've barely been home a lot in the past couple of weeks. But it is all coming to an end on Sunday.

I, Lia -- am in a show. Yes, that's not that surprising to those of you who know me. However -- the main point of this is that I am singing in this. And have speaking lines. The show is great (called Stand By Your Man and is the story of Tammy Wynette) and for the most part has been fun. There are a couple of assholes involved that are taking away the fun. But -- what can you do?

I've been at the theatre for the majority of my days and nights -- between helping mom finish up costumes, my own rehearsals, and hanging around while dad finishes doing stuff with the mikes, it's led to some very late nights.

We open on Thursday and it's a short 2 week run. yippie for that.

Also? This stomach bug that's going around? Really freaking sucks. It's knocked me on my ass for the past two days. Bread and applesauce and Tim Horton's Bagels = ♥ right about now...

In other news, jobs are good. I'm doing some great business with teaching and am supposed to be getting a few more private students. The point I'm at -- if I can get four more students, I'm quitting Starbucks. Hell, I'm getting really close to doing it right now. I don't need the job to be honest and it's not doing much good for my back to be perfectly honest.

Sadly, ended up not taking the Law class. It got moved to a night I had conflicts so it didn't work out. Woe. But -- it might have been for the best. I have some other 'irons in the fire' so to speak. XD

And now I'm collapsing into bed. It's been a long few weeks. I still *sigh* owe some packages, but as it's after New Year's -- I wanted to wait for the concert DVD from New Year's Eve to come in. If it's not here by the end of the week, they're going out on Monday. I'm tired of waiting. Bah.

♥ love you all. And my days are counting down to when I can sit online for evenings and not have to bloody go ANYWHERE at night.
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Burn in Hell // howdyrockerba)
Still doing okay. The weather's changing around here (I know, already) and it's once AGAIN screwing with my sinuses. Oh, isn't this fun? Yey for the headaches and stuffiness.

In other news, this week and next is... yes, a show at the Playhouse. I ended up poping in as a sub because Andrew was really desperate. And -- with it being West Side Story -- I can see why. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm really one of the only violinists who play at the Erie Playhouse who can ACTUALLY play this music. It's Bernstein. It's HARD.

So it's been fun to get to play this musical again. I did it when I was 15 and really? I don't know how I played it back then. But I'm glad I get to do this. It's David's last show... so it's been kinda emotional. (I seem to be having an emotional summer, haven't I?) Then after that is his tribute concert. It doesn't matter that he CAN be a bastard. I've known him a long time and it'll be odd without him.

In other, but unrelated music news... I've FINALLY been able to have my revenge on an ex-conductor of mine. For SOME reason, Frank Collura (the BANE of my existance from my childhood) was at the show last weekend. And so, I went up to talk to him. He and his wife were OH SO NICE to me. This is the same man and woman who have said (and I quote)

"The most you will ever hope to accomplish with your music is playing in some rinky-dink community orchestra somewhere"
"Your parents are wasting their money driving back and forth to Cleveland every week for lessons"

Needless to say, I hate the man. HOWEVER -- seeing him was something I've wanted for sometime. So he and Jessie were OH so nice. Asked what I've been up to. I reply: "Just graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace with a double degree in music." Frank blinked, turned to talk to the few other musicians and would NOT look at nor speak to me for the rest of intermission. I've NEVER felt so good.

I, honestly can't wait for September. My life should, theoretically, get back to normal. And I'm starting to save money so I can move out and onto my own. I love it here, and I love my parents. I just REALLY miss my independence.

More than I thought I would.


Jun. 26th, 2006 10:15 am
thescarletwoman: (Tommy // See Me Feel Me)
Well -- as of yesterday, Fiddler has officially closed. I'm still hanging around the theatre as one of the women in the cast is letting me shadow her so I can learn to assistant direct (with grad school not going as I had hoped, I figure my best bet is to learn as MANY different aspects of theatre as humanly possible).

All I can say is that it's been a very hellish two weeks. I'm sorry to see the show close, but I'm also very VERY happy to leave a lot of the stress behind. It wasn't the show that was bad, it was the internal drama and stuff that's, actually, rather unusual but was absolutely horrible. It almost puts fandom drama to shame.

I guess that's what you get with thespians.

There IS a bit of good news -- especially surrounding the Thesis That Will Not Die. I have permission from the head of the department to cut out two chapters and jump right to the conclusion. This... is absolutely amazing news. Talk about relieving stress.

*HUGS* I just want to thank everyone for their support and just everything as I've been struggling to get through these past couple of weeks. I couldn't do it without you. ♥


Jun. 6th, 2006 10:41 am
thescarletwoman: (Fiddler // Roof // inuvampy)
Popping in for a mid-hell-week update on Fiddler. It's going... well... it's going. I know a lot of you have done theatre shows... and this? Well...

As our director (David) said last night, the actors suck. First dress was one of the worst shows he'd EVER seen. And as Richard added, everyone basically has ONE costume. It shouldn't have been this difficult (the poor Russians though... they have a LOT of fast costume changes).

However, I'm the only one who, at notes last night, got a 'wonderful job'. Usually as all David does is tell you you suck (even if you're doing a good job. It's just David's crazy way) so a complimenet is one of those 'must write this date down'.

It has, though, been a blast being on stage. Whether it's up on my really freaking high roof or down on stage dancing in 'To Life' it's been an absolute blast.

WHICH brings me to the really cool thing -- and completely unrelated to Fiddler. A few weeks ago, I got an email from Mrs Co about a job opportunity. It's a dance/fiddling touring troupe called 'Barrage' (has anyone heard of them or seen them perform? If so, let me know how it was and some stuff about it). From what I gather, it's like Riverdance for fiddlers. I've had SUCH a good time doing Fiddler that I'm seriously thinking about sending in some information to them and see what happens.


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