It's Snowball Time!
2019-04-16, 8:01 p.m.
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At work, I had two EMERGENCY!!!! situations dropped on me today. One of which got solved and the other categorically did not because all parties involved seem to have disappeared. (insert eye-roll here). I also sat through a super boring meeting in which people argued through most of it and I had no clue and kept playing with the fidget cube in my pocket to keep my sanity.
I also sent out a comm for people to pick up their old stuff. However, I made up the list a month ago and then put it in to get posted, and in between then several people have picked up their stuff and got all offended at being told to come pick up their stuff. So I caused more problems for everyone else answering the phones, SIGH.
As for rehearsal, I went to the costume storage area and had fun looking at the costumes, even if I didn’t particular come up with anything in there I wanted to wear. I found one serviceable dress but when I showed Linda and Germaine (costumes) the dress I got, they liked it better. Heidi tried on various bride dresses and they weren’t quite right, or at least the closest one was pretty cute/hugely bouffant but had a high neck and I don’t think anyone really liked that bit, so they were debating whether or not the dress would stay up if they cut that bit off (as I am writing this up later, looks like they figured this out and it did). Ana also found the best dress for Maddy--blingy WITH POCKETS, the only issue being it was knee length and thus not too stripper-y, but with all the jewels sewn onto it, taking off two inches of heavy hem would be A Problem. So who knows how they’re gonna handle that one.
As for the bridesmaids’ dresses, I guess that is not happening because the dress they wanted is now only coming in terrible orange and not hot pink, so they are fumbling for that one. (I’m kinda bummed, I did want to see the “dress so short you can see the baby.”) Not sure what they are going to wear in two days. Laurel (who plays Connie) said that if you Google for fuchsia bridesmaid dresses, Google tries to talk you out of it. I later tried this just to see and Google did not try to talk me out of it, but maybe Google just assumes I’m that kind of girl.
As for rehearsal, we were to interview someone else in the cast we don’t know well in character, asking their age, if they have a car, what kind is it, what were you doing the night before the wedding, and your job. So I had fun interviewing/talking to Maddy and vice versa, she said we did the best job of it.
We gathered around the piano to sing songs--Amazing Grace, Right Here Waiting (again), and My Heart Will Go On.
Then we read the rest of the script out loud for the rest of the night. Things that happened:
* Pam wants to play Sal as a man (note: character is usually one but we’re swapping the gender) and Linda was all, eh, let’s technically have you as a woman who dresses like a man.
As for that third line, I was all “what’s snowball time?” The director was all, it’s a dance, and well, I don’t think anyone here had heard of this. I said something like, “how should I know, I’m a Californian?”
Note: after Googling for this, I got this hilarious result. ”Is this normal? Would you do this? I just stared at him, and then ordered another peach ice tea.”
* I am so much better at remembering to do or at least attempt accent when others around me are doing same.
* Vinnie/That70’sScott does not want to do the ethnic jokes in his comedy routine, which is probably a good idea given this day and age. There is also a terrible joke in the play about planting roses in a woman’s vagina like it’s a vase that everyone groaned at, so you might want to skip that one too.
Other special moments and quotes from That70’sScott tonight:
* “I’m a veteran, I could snap at any time!”
Thoughts on Tony n’ Tina, now that we have read the whole thing aloud:
* I feel like the entire plot of this boils down to “BRIDE GOES WILD!” on cocaine.