Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another week-end review.

I went to see Alan's show, Footlight Frenzy, again this weekend. Its tightened up a lot since the opening, which was very good - but the cast didn't have a large audience for the preview, so they were tentative on where the laughs would be. By the next week, it was crisp. The writer of the show came and loved it.

I've been offered the resident costume design job for the same people for whom I'm costuming Fiddler. I told them I'd like to very much. It would be about 10 hours of work a week pulling costumes for their day camps and school outreach plays, and then some stipended mainstage shows. It isn't set in stone yet. I still need to hear from Storybook how much they'll want me next year so I know how much money I'll need to cap off my income, but if it all pans out, I may be able to drop the day job next year. YAYYYYYYY!!!!

I'm filling in again for Emperor's New Clothes all weekend. I've decided I will understudy if they want me to, but I don't like doing it all that much. It's hard to learn a role that isn't yours, then come back to it everyone once in a while. It makes every performance feel like your first run, and since the main cast develops the show as it progresses, you're always coming back in and getting thrown by new schtick. But again, I won't turn the work down if that's what they want me for. Women in theater can't afford to be quite as choosy!

Alan's leaving for another five days. A family member in Vancouver hurt himself, and needs Alan to come and help him with his landscaping job for a few days. I'm going to miss him terribly. The Fiddler costume preview is on Sunday, so I'll have plenty of work to keep me occupied.

My sewing machine is in the shop for the time being. It's started developing a few quirks. I'll have it back again to the tune of $159.00 on Friday.

Yesterday after my shows Alan and I went antiquing in Kent to a place where Alan had found a really neat wall clock to replace the Batman one that committed suicide a few weeks ago. He took me to see it. Its an old French looking clock with an Art Deco ad for Turandot. I approved, and we made our first household purchase together. It works. That bodes well. Today we're borrowing his nephew and his truck to pick up Miles and Becky's old couch. Alan's is falling apart, and they want theirs moved. A great scenerio all around. And a free leather couch in the bargain.