Kate's Ramblings

A day-to-day insight to the world of the struggling artist... live vicariously!

Thursday, February 24, 2005

On a Happy Note

I'm very happy to announce that my Army friends who have been stationed in Iraq for the past year are both home safe. Welcome back to Justin Eller and Joshua Herman! (www.joshuaherman.com)

I need a vacation!

9 days to London!!!! YAYAYAYAYYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, I'm a little excited. I've been doing a good job of not even thinking about it, thus not getting excited. However, I just realized that it's next week!!!

Audition updates: Hershey on Saturday (what sense does it make to go to ny to audition for Hershey???) I called to make an appointment for Harrisburg Shakes. Fulton Carousel is coming up, as well as NETC. (Might be flying to Boston for the day!)

Found another theatre doing a play about F. Scott Fitzgerald. I was dissapointed to see that Zelda was not listed in the breakdown... how could that be?!? www.prospecttheater.org Also, Wildhorn's Fitzgerald musical is going up in Jersey this summer. http://www.sjtheater.com/2005site/Summerseries/

I guess that's about it. Still need to find some audition material... Taking suggestions

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

the fucker hung up on me AGAIN

Thursday, February 17, 2005


That's all I have to say about that.

(It's amazing the people who read this thing)

And it goes like it goes...

This week has somewhat disappeared. I guess that's good.

Career updates: Went to Pittsburgh this weekend. Really severely dislike that town. Auditions were a bit bizarre. I was surrounded by "Musical Theatre Clones." But all in all things were fine. Tuesday, had an audition for the National Tour of The Will Rogers Follies. I feel pretty ambivelent about that one. Oh well. Truth is that my focus is still on Zelda and I'm not feeling particularly enthusiastic about much else. I did get an audition time for NETC (New England Theatre Conference) which could lead to some summer work. So now I have to come up with a two-minute audition for that. A combo of Monologue and Song. It actually sounds like a fun little project.

Anything Goes: The kids are driving me nuts and the Director is driving me nuts. I went to rehearsal last night to help out with an Act I review. My understanding was that rehearsal was going to start at 6pm. At about 6:45, Rosina said, "well I guess we'll wait for a few more people to get here." I said that I started my rehearsals on time regardless of whether everyone was there or not and that I thought we should get started. Without commanding the attention of the students, she said "let's get started" and the kids just continued to sit and chitchat. I can't believe how rude and disrespectful the students are in general. Rosina enables it and that is definately part of the problem, however I am insulted that they treat musical rehearsal like social hour. I'm not sure what if anything I'm going to do about it. I had to leave last night I was so angry. Granted, there are a few kids who focus and work hard and I really appreciate their dedication, but I can't stand the behavior of about 90% of the cast.

Valentine's was very nice. Brian took me to a wonderful restaurant just south of State College. And I got a CD I had been asking for ;-) Byron Jones singing French Cabaret songs. I gave him a frame picture of the Falls by his house, so he can take them with him wherever he ends up.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Tootie Cootiefanny

This was in my in-box today... Enjoy!

Here is your dose of humor... Follow the instructions to find your new
name. Once you have your new name, put it in the Subject box and forward it
to friends and family and co-workers. Don't forget to forward it back to
the person who sent it to you, so they know you participated.

And don't go all 'adult' . my niece's senior manager is now known far
and wide as Dorky Gizzardsniffer.

The following in an excerpt from a children's book, "Captain Underpants
And the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants" by Dave Pilkey. The evil
Professor forces everyone to assume new names......

Use the third letter of your first name to determine your new first
a = poopsie b = lumpy c = buttercup
d = gadget e = crusty f = greasy
g = fluffy h = cheese(y)ball i = chim-chim j = stinky
k = flunky l = bootie m = pinky
n = zippy o =goober p = doofus q = slimy r =loopy
s = snotty t = tootie u =dorkey
v = squeezit w = woogie x = skipper
y = dinky z = zsa-zsa

Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of
new last name:
a = apple b = toilet c = giggle
d = burger e = girdle f = barf
g = lizard h = waffle i = cootie
j = monkey k = potty l = liver
m = banana n = rhino o = bubble
p = hamster q = toad r = gizzard
s = pizza t = gerbil u = chicken
v = pickle w = chuckle x =zazzy
y = gorilla z = stinker

Use the fourth letter of your last name to determine the second half of
new last name:
a = head b = mouth c = face
d = nose e = tush f =breath
g = pants h = shorts i = lips
j = honker k = butt l = brain
m = tushie n = biscuits o = hiney
p = chunks q = toes r = buns
s = fanny t = sniffer u =sprinkles
v = kisser w = squirt x=humperdinck y = brains z = juice

Thus, for example, George W. Bush's new name is Goober Chickenshorts.
William Jefferson Clinton is Bootie Liverbiscuits.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The King and Jess and Atsu and...

So right on par for my life: I go to see a friend in a show and discover that I know someone else in the show as well. I think this happens about 80% of the times I go to the theatre.

Katie Leslie and I went to see Jessica Wu in the National Tour of The King and I. My friend from AMDA Atsu Shinomiya is also in the ensemble. yay! Got to see them both. Got to surprise Atsu! Thursday the four of us and maybe some others are going out for a drink after the show. I'm looking forward to it.

It was really great to talk to Katie for a while. I was reminded of how my classmates viewed me - as a got it all together can do anything I want personality. I often feel like I've got the world fooled, but Katie pointed out that that in itself is a talent just like all the rest.

Anyhow, it's wonderful to have another friend around. Hopefully we'll get together a bit more often.

In other news: I gave up soda for lent. Anything that's carbonated. This should be interesting.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Back in Business

So, my hard drive crashed last week. No freakin' clue as to why. It just happened. And of course my warranty ended in January... argh. So, I purchased a new hard drive (Identical specifications) and bravely replaced it myself. Of course I lost a lot of data, but I'm hoping to send my original hard drive to a data rescue company to see what can be salvaged. Regardless, it's good to be up and running again.

Pretty busy week last week. Harvey opened and closed. It ended up being a pretty good little show. I was proud of the kids. They worked hard.

I auditioned for Baltimore Shakespeare Festival last weekend, and yesterday had a callback. I was originally told to be prepared to read sides for Anne Page (Merry Wives of Windsor) and when I got there they had me read for Mistress Ford and Mistress Page (significantly larger roles than Anne Page) and after my first reading the director asked where I have been. That was pretty nice.

In have a pretty nice easy day today. Only YCP work. I might stay late and go over to the practice rooms for a while. Tomorrow night I'm going to see Jessica Wu in The King and I (Jessica was one of my classmates at NYU). So I think I'll probably go to Tap in the morning. Which means that tonight I need to work on choreography. Things seem to be settling down for a bit. YAY!!! Saturday, I'm headed to Pittsburgh for PCLO Auditions.

I guess that's all for now... adios!