Why I surround myself with artists
After today's fantastic matinee of Alone Together, a bunch of us went off to have fun at the Enchanted Castle in Lombard. Now, to be absolutely clear, as we walked in there were small children running amok, the smell of way too much sugar in the air, tokens clinking, and every ridiculous flashing light game we could think of to greet us. This is no small arcade. This is a megaplex that, in the wrong mood, could drive any well meaning parent insane.
Now with all that said, I could not picture a better end to a weekend. After a great audience this afternoon, we got to go nuts and just have fun ourselves. No sense of "keeping up appearances," no "these 'prizes' are not worth the token price." Instead it was a bunch of people letting loose and having fun.
I find artists are typically more open to doing that. I know part of my personal bias is because I spend so much time with artists in general, but I hear comments from my family about how "out there" some of my friends are because we will respond with the glee of children when we are happy. Do I wish everyone would be this sincere? Definitely. Is society always accepting of this? I'm not sure. I know I've gotten strange looks for owning up to things I get excited about, but I can't imagine not expressing joy.
Anyway, tomorrow is another big day and it is late, so I'm off for the night.
Alone Together is finally open! The preview went well on Thursday and it was great to finally have a small audience to play with, but nothing beats a big crowd that laughs at much of the show. There was one point where I had to hold like crazy because the audience could not stop laughing.
We're in the throes of tech week! Finally moved into the space we'll be performing in and added costumes. It's so fun seeing how much that transforms a show. Suddenly it comes to life so much more than it had previously.
These people I get to share the stage with are seriously funny and I highly recommend the show. We've even got a few deals on Goldstar if you want to check out tickets for the Sunday Matinees there. Regardless though, if you like laughing and ridiculous characters, come see Alone Together!
New Review Up!
A review just went up for the BHOF Legends Challenge I did a few weeks ago. Check it out here. I love that they described Mitzi and Bitzi as "blissfully dim." It's a perfectly accurate characterization of them!
In other news, it's Friday! Ready for the weekend this week. Tomorrow I'm off to see an old good friend marry the girl of his dreams and to catch up with friends I haven't seen in far too long. Then Sunday it's back to the city for an audition!
Megan is an actress in the Los Angeles area. These are her adventures!