With only 13 days until school is over, I can’t help but feel anxious! I don’t think I’ve had a really difficult year or anything, but I’m eager to start sleeping in late and staying up until the wee hours of the morning. Plus I’m looking forward to hanging out with my pals non-stop and (of course) getting many, many hours of ZB and IF time in as well. I feel like I really haven’t been on a whole lot lately. I can blame most of that on the show I was just in, but with exams and such rolling around…woosh. It’s just a lot to take in. It feels like I wake up, go to school, come home for an hour, go to work, come home, hop online for an hour to get some stuff done and then it’s off to bed to repeat the cycle.
I have one more year of highschool left, but I doubt it’s going to be much to sneeze at. I have a 2-credit co-op course at my own highschool where I’ll get to be a drama teacher. That should be quite fun. Other than that I believe I have one English credit to get and that’s it. Then I can graduate and focus on the next stages of my life. I’m still on the fence about whether I should get into the arts, or focus more on my computer studies. Hard to say at this point…it really is. Every person has something they’re good at above everything else. I’m fortunate enough to know that my strength is on the stage. It’s really hard when someone comes up to you and says “You definitely need to pursue this in life.” It’s so much easier to say “do this” or “do that”, but it’s hard to get into something like acting. If you don’t know the right people, or you don’t have the right look you can pretty much forget about living the life of an actor. I often wonder if I have the guts to pursue that lifestyle. *sigh*
No! No. No. No. It does not need more garlic. In fact, it needs far less than you could ever imagine. There’s this restaurant/lunch place in the area that I often go to because it’s convenient to where I work and go to school. The food and drinks there are pretty delicious, but they always throw too much garlic into just about everything they make. What’s so special about garlic, anyway? It smells bad, tastes horrid and isn’t fun to look at either. Every time I walk through the front doors it’s like being hit over the head with a bag of bricks. However, instead of bricks just imagine over sized cloves of smelly-yuckiness. Blech-a-glomp ew.
Cabaret goes on stage tomorrow night! YAY! The day will finally be upon us. Tomorrow we load in at the theatre for 9 A.M. Then we have one dress rehearsal and then our actual show is from 7:30 until 10 or so. Ooo. I hope everything goes well. O_O
I simply cannot believe that there are only three days left until the show I’m in (Cabaret) hits the stage. All semester our class has been working on this and it’s absolutely frightening to think that on Thursday we’ll be doing our first two shows! Even as I sit here writing about it my stomach is doing wee little flips. If you’ve ever been in a production (musical or not), then you probably know what I’m feeling like right now. It’s similiar to the moment before a starting pistol goes off, or when you’re about to open that Christmas present you’ve been longing for.
Wednesday morning at 9 A.M. we’re supposed to load into the theatre. I doubt we’ll get there right at that time though, since we have to transport all of our sets, props and costumes from the school to the theatre. I imagine we’ll probably be all set up around 10:30 or 11 if things go smoothly. The tech crew from the theatre might even be there on Wednesday to equip us with wireless mics and stuff so we can start rehearsing right away. I would feel a lot more secure if I practiced a few songs with the wireless before the show actually started. It’s really out of my control though so I’ll probably just stay quiet until the tech crew arrives.
It’s really quite interesting to be doing a show at this particular theatre, because it’s the building where I work. The Empire Theatre is a great center for both movies and live entertainment of all kinds. It’s quite an honour to be doing a show there where so many other talented people have performed. It’s also been the best job I’ve ever had over the past year and a half. Being able to perform there will definitely have it’s advantages, but the only thing I’m really looking forward to is the air conditioning. Oh…baby. The sweet, sweet air conditioning. Oh, and feel free to visit the website I linked above and buy tickets to see the show…if you can afford a plane ticket that is. I’ll even buy you lunch if you come to see me.
…and while that’s true, “C” is also for community. One of the things I loved greatly about the InvisionFree Support forums was that, before the General Support sections closed down, there was a really good sense of “community” around the place. I remember great moments in InvisionFree Werewolf and InvisionFree Guild Wars that really makes me wish there were just a thousand more people who would like to participate in these kinds of things on Zetaboards Support. With the auto-conversion process nearly at an end, maybe ZBS will boom into an incredible spike of activity? It’d be nice to have some really outlandish and wild community activities that everyone could take part in. With that being said, I know Stephen is planning something fun…but you don’t have to wait in order to take part in the greatness of the Community Chat forum. Start a topic about your day, what you had for breakfast, or other things that interest you!
While I’m at it…it would be amazing to see some more regulars on the IRC channel too. There’s hardly enough people to start anything fun. Whenever a bunch of people are on we play games of werewolf, poke fun at EA and sing late into the night. Well…actually I start to sing but for some reason I’m always made fun of and “booed” away. So, my friends, I implore you! Join #zetaboards on IRC and help take back the singing which is sorely needed an COOL.
I’ve always read the staff blogs that were posted here on Planet Zetaboards, but I never imagined that one day my own blog might be displayed! I can’t say that I’m a huge blogger, but that’s only because I was probably the only person reading my entires. It felt more like a diary than anything else. Maybe with 1 or 2 more people reading my entires it will give me a reason to write more often.
I’ll start with news about the show I’m currently doing in four days. My high school is putting on a musical called “Cabaret”. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
“Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned an acclaimed 1972 film as well as numerous subsequent productions.
Originally entitled Welcome to Berlin, it is based on John Van Druten’s play I Am a Camera, which in turn was adapted from the novel Mr. Norris Changes Trains and a collection of short stories, Goodbye to Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin on the eve of the Nazis’ rise to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and mostly revolves around the English 19-year-old cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Emcee, who presides as master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and serves as a constant metaphor for the current state of society in Weimar Germany throughout the show.”
I’m fortunate enough to be playing the role of the MC this year. The show is being put on at a really nice theatre in the city from May 22 until May 24th. We don’t get to do a lot of shows, but it really is one of the best high school courses I’ve ever taken. I’ll be sure to let everyone know how it goes!