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Well, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been light on the posting lately. Or if you’re a long time reader, it’s just par for the course for my slacker ass!! But, I’ve been worn out for most of the week, because after my long days of work, I zip on out to rehearsals for…

That’s right, almost 3 years of not appearing on stage (seriously, not since ‘Rudolph The Red-Hosed reindeer’ in December 2005) have gone by, and I’m back! I’m playing Jason Chenier in the Baltimore premiere of the Tony-winning play “Take Me Out”. It’s been a fun rehearsal process, and I’m eager for us to open tomorrow night, so that I can both share my work with the community, AND get my life back. Rehearsal every night is killer! But I’m mostly pleased with the show, and my performance in it. Oh and I get naked in it, as does most of the cast.

So if your interested in seeing it, head to Fells Point Corner Theatre to get information on performances & tickets.

Oh and that picture above is our poster. I love how retarded I look in it. It’s like I’m in a promo photo for either ‘Nunsense’ or ‘Angels in The Outfield’ and they cropped my dumb head right into the center. Awesome!!

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

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Slackerosity prevails!! A week and a half after I got back from London (AKA best Vacation ever) I had travel plans to visit my parents in Florida for a week. Another great getaway, but it seems like my life has been kinda dangling for the past month, between a week away, a week home, then a week away again. But it was totally worth it, obviously, and it may sound it, but I’m not complaining.

As usual, the blog suffered while I was out having a good time.

Get used to it though, as I’ve busied myself up with a full plate this fall. Along with work following it’s regular course of being pretty busy in every month except July & December, I’m taking Sociology online this semester, and that course starts this week. And since I’m notoriously good at balancing work and school (HA!), I’m finally returning to the community theatre stage here in Baltimore!

I haven’t been onstage (December 2005) since before I started the blog (June 2006), and only auditioned once about a year and a half ago to get back into it (didn’t get cast, not bitter tho). So now I’m appearing as Jason Chenier in the Baltimore premiere of ‘Take Me Out’. I’m pretty excited, I think my character is perfect for me, and I love the script. I’m stoked to be back into one of my hobbies, and hopefully the short rehearsal process will lend itself to me doing a decent job of juggling all the balls in my life. Heh… balls.

So that’s the catching up with toonsntunes portion of the blog today. Hopefully I’ll post regularly in the coming months. But you know… if I don’t… there’s plenty of other bloggers who do. Just stay away from Perez Hilton.

“You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway.”
— Danny Kaye

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Hey metro MD/DC readers… if you’re still reveling in all the ‘X’ excitement, be sure to head down to Omega in DC this weekend. The excellent VJ Tre (who taught me all I know about VJ’ing) has put together an excellent CD Release party for Kylie’s new effort. Lot’s of Kylie videos with plenty of rare and never before seen vids will be enjoyed. Plus all kinds of great giveaways all night long. And it’s in a bar, so you can get your drink on!! Check the thumbnail above to go to the flier for more details!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Well… I got the news on Tuesday. After a week of waiting for word, they read with some more people and decided to go with someone else. In short, I didn’t get the part. I was really disappointed, but I imagine there’s a reason for everything, and whatever. I’m still disappointed. Jury’s still out on whether I’ll go and see it or not. I really like the play and would like to see a production, so hopefully I can get over my grudge by then.
C’est la vie…

Well, I made callbacks, which means I didn’t suck!! Unfortunately, they’re set for Monday, January 22nd. Which means I have to tape the return of ‘Heroes’. Damn!!

Callbacks are like a second audition. They’re done for all sorts of reasons. The 2 reasons I could think of for a callback for me are: There’s someone else up for the role I want and they need to see more of both of us, to decide who would be a better fit. Or, they’re already set on me, and want to see how I do with other people they’re not sure about, to see who I’ll work with, or if they need to find someone other than me. Either way, I just hope I do a good job , and I’m pleased to have gotten this far. Hooray!

Well the audition went pretty well, in my opinion. I read 3 scenes from the play with 2 other actors who were auditioning for other roles. The one girl I read with was pretty good, but I don’t think the one guy I read with was very familiar with the text. Can’t blame him though, because some of the scripts for plays out there can be hard to get your hands on. But I made the director laugh with some of my lines, and was pretty pleased with my audition, even if I am a little rusty. She mentioned that callbacks would be tomorrow night, but that they would probably be more geared toward the main couple in the show. So I’m hoping to know by weekend whether or not I made it in. It didn’t seem like anyone else there was trying out for the role I wanted, so if I get it by default, instead of artistic merit, I’m OK with that!

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